I am one of blogger doesn’t have anything in my draft. Yes my draft is filled only 2 hours before publishing. I will have pictures in my stock, however no post ready. I made this Hotteok /Hodduk /Sweet Korean fried pancake while reviewing the book Korea town. I used only recipe from the book with little modification, as shape shown in the book was not traditional one which we can get in the streets of South Korea.
Hotteok is a variety of filled Korean pancake, and is a popular street food of Korea. It is usually eaten during the winter season. I was looking for the recipe long time. I love street food, and I know you can’t sell and make a living unless you make tasty delicious dish. A street vendor has to depend up on the repeat customers, and this is an easy recipe you need both all purpose flour and glutinous rice flour along with milk, yeast and little sugar. I was amazed by the yeast amount in the recipe from the Korea town book. They use about 1 tablespoon of yeast for 1 ¼ cup flours. I believe that you need less yeast to make great bread or any yeasted goodies. Too much will cause a yeasty taste to bread.
Hotteok which I tried is most common one with sweet filling, sugar, brown sugar mix with cinnamon and walnuts and peanuts. There is other version which is called Yachae (vegetable) Hotteok, which is filled with Korean glass noodles, vegetables such as onions; chives, and carrots, yachae hotteok has a mildly salty flavor that resembles a fried dumpling. I think I will try next as hubby will like it. There are other version of Hotteok is there, may be one day I will visit South Korea and taste all these goodies from street vendors.
How can you resist fried bread filled with cinnamon sugar and nuts, you need to eat it while warm yes, hot ones taste best. Give it a try.
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This is Swathi ( Ambujom Saraswathy) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.