Lately I've been having the strangest cravings for my favorite Korean foodies so today, when my lovely cousins (who also came to visit me in Korean) came by for tea, I decided to make us some Hotteok.
Hotteok is a variety of filled Korean pancake, and is a popular street food of South Korea. It is usually eaten during the winter season so it was perfect for a sunny winters day like we had here in South Africa today.
Just before I left for South Africa, my wonderful co-teacher, Miss Kim gave me a ready-made dry Hotteok mix so that I could prepare some of these lovelies for my family BUT it's not hard to make from scratch!!!
All you need is flour, water, milk, sugar, and yeast.
Handful-sized balls of this stiff dough are then filled with a sweet mixture of brown sugar, honey, chopped nuts, sesame and cinnamon.
The filled dough is then placed on a greased griddle, and pressed flat into a large circle with a special tool that looks like a stainless steel circle (I just used the back of a glass) and wooden handle as it cooks.
They are so yummy.
Go make some - you can find the recipe