Korean  sweet pancake

by: Beyond Kimchee


What is hotteok?

Hotteok is Korean fried dough filled with cinnamon brown sugar syrup. The dough is pressed flat using a tool called a hotteok press, making them crisp outside with hot syrup inside.


– all purpose flour – sweet rice flour (chapssal-garu) – sugar – instant yeast – baking powder – salt – milk – oil – light brown sugar – cinnamon – peanuts

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Step 1

Make the dough: Mix flours, yeast, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add oil to warm milk and pour into the flour mixture. Stir the dough with a spoon for 1-2 minutes. 

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Step 2

Let dough rise: Cover the dough with plastic wrap and let it rise until doubled in volume, about 1-2 hours. You should see the spider web-like gluten development when the dough is pulled.

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Step 3

Make filling: make the hotteok filling by mixing brown sugar, cinnamon, and peanuts in small bowl.

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Step 4

Put filling: Divide the dough into 8 portions. Grease your hands and flatten one dough piece in your hand in a cupping shape. Put 1-1/2 tbsp of brown sugar filling on the center of the dough.

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Step 5

Seal and pinch: Pull the dough edges together, pulling toward the center, and pinch together to seal. Make sure you seal it completely by pinching well. 

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Step 6

Place on hot oil: Place the filled hotteok doughs, seam side down and maintaining space from each other, on hot oil in the griddle and let it cook for 30 seconds.

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Step 8

Flatten: Flip hotteok to the other side and press down with a hotteok press until it becomes about 1/2-inch thick. Cook until golden brown about 1-2 minutes per side.

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