This sweet Korean street snack more popular especially in winter season. It taste even more pleasant with a cup of unswetened tea or coffee. As shape-wise, hotteok is a flour dough pancake filles with brown sugar, cinnamon, honey and grounded peanuts. Let’s try this perfect snack to hold in your hand while binge-watching K-dramas we summarized from Asian Food Network.
160 grams wheat flour
½ tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp yeast
½ cup milk (100 cc)
¼ cup cooking oil (55 grams)
¼ tsp grounded cinnamon
2 tbsp peanuts (roasted and grounded)
1. Put flour into a large bowl, add salt, sugar, yeast and warm milk. Mix well and cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Let the yeast do its job for about an hour until the dough will grow double twice.
2. After the dough two stages of rising (proofing), punching down the dough several times to remove gas bubble formed by yeast. Cover and wrap again for another 20 minutes.
3. Pour a small amount of cooking oil in your hands and rub to keep the dough from sticking to you, divide dough into six portions (medium size).
4. Use another bowl to mix brown sugar, cinnamon, and peanuts. Stir well, set aside.
5. Coating your hands in oil, take a piece of dough, flatten with another hand, put a tablespoon of filling, cover the dough by folding the corners. Repeat with the rest of your dough pieces until its runs out.
6. Heat non-sticky pan over medium heat, pour a small amount of cooking oil.
7. Place dough, one or more (depending on size of your pan), allow dough room to rise, cook until golden brown on bottom.
8. Turning the other side, flattening, cook until golden brown. While reducing heat, cover with lid, cook for a minute until sugar is melted.
9. Serve as soon as you remove Hotteok from pan.