While searching for oriental inspired snack alternatives online, I came across this wonderful Korean winter street food Hoddeok recipe from the fabulous Korean food blog Maangchi. Hoddeok is a sweet pancake filled with sticky brown sugar syrup. It's a very heartwarming snack that's also perfect for brunch. I love this snack so much that I can't wait to make it again!
Maangchi's Hoddeok Recipe
1 cup lukewarm water
2 tsp yeast
2 tbsp white sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp vegetable oil
2 cups all purpose flour
1. To make hoddeok dough, place 1 cup of lukewarm water into a mixing bowl. Add 2 tbs white sugar, 2 ts yeast, ½ ts salt, 1 tbs vegetable oil, and stir until dissolved.
2. Add 2 cups of all purpose flour and mix by hand. Let the dough rise in a plastic covered bowl at room temperature for 1 hour until double in size. Knead dough to remove the gas bubbles.
3. Let it rise for another 10-20 minutes.
½ cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon powder
2 tbs chopped walnuts
1. To make Hoddeok, take 1 dough ball, flatten it, and put some cinnamon sugar filling in the center of the dough and then seal it to make a ball. Knead the dough again to remove the gas bubbles.
2. Place and spread about ½ cup flour on your cutting board. Put the dough on your cutting board and knead it. Make it into a lump, and cut it into 8 equal-sized balls. Repeat this 8 times to make 8 stuffed balls.
Heat up your non-stick skillet pan over medium heat and add some vegetable oil. Place 1 ball on the pan. Press the dough with spatula to flatten it. Cook until golden brown on both sides.
Recipe from Maangchi