Okay, so yes, it has been FOREVER since I’ve last made a post…well, I’m back! I can’t promise I’ll post every day, but I will make sure to post at least once a week. I miss being able to write and share everything that I find fun and interesting. I also like being able to choose and show others what song is in my head. Trust me, my roommates will thank me for blogging again. I probably annoy them with continuously saying and showing what song I’m into.
Anyways, let’s get passed that little intro. As you can tell, this post has something to do with the kitchen. I think I’ve shared before about making sweet Korean pancakes (hotteok)? If not, then oopsies. Anyways, they’re really delicious and there’s no way anyone can dislike them. I say IMPOSSIBLE! So now I’m going to share this hotteok/hoddeok recipe that I found online somewhere. I’ve made hotteok going on ten times now, so I’ve figured out what works and what doesn’t work.
And now onto the recipe! Yay. Hold on tight because this is going to be a long one.
Ingredients (For Dough):
- 1 Cup lukewarm water
- 2 Tablespoons white sugar
- 2 Teaspoons yeast
- 1/2 Teaspoon salt
- 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 Cups flour
Ingredients (For Filling):
- 1 Cup brown sugar (I use light and not dark)
- 2 1/2 Teaspoons cinnamon powder
- Extra ingredients, such as chocolate chips or some type of nut.
Put 1 Cup of lukewarm water into a medium or large mixing bowl
Add 2 TBS of white sugar, 2 ts of yeast, 1/2 ts of salt, and 1 TBS of vegetable oil. Stir well.
Add 2 cups of flour and mix it.
Cover it and let the dough rise at room temperature for 1 hour.
It should double its size after an hour. Knead the dough to remove the gas bubbles.
Let it rise for another 10-20 minutes.
Mix 3/4 cup of brown sugar (light) and 2 ts of cinnamon powder for the filling. Get other ingredients ready (I used chocolate chips).
Put flower down on counter (workspace). Knead the dough again and put it on the counter in a ball.
Keep splitting it in half until you have 16 equal balls of dough.
Flatten each ball. Then put the brown sugar/cinnamon filling in the center with your extras. Seal it back into a ball.
Put a fry pan on medium and add a layer of vegetable oil.
Place (4) balls in the pan and let it cook for about 30 seconds, or until the bottom is golden brown.
Flip them over and flatten it into a wide circle.
Let it cook for a minute or so, until the other side is golden brown.
Flip it over one more time and cover, turning the heat to low.
Cook it for another minute.
So…all of these pictures were taken by my roommate (who is a digital photography major). This had been done for a speech assignment, and now I’ve decided to share it with everyone! For the filling, I reaaaaaally like chocolate, and so that’s what I’ve chosen to put in them. Though on the website I got the original recipe from, they said that they add mozzarella cheese for the filling.
I also made these a couple of days ago (Saturday) when I went back home and visited my aunt, uncle, and cousins. While making these with my cousin, we were discussing what else could be put in the middle. She came up with a great idea. Putting fruit in it would be very yummy, and healthier. Then I was thinking, how about cream cheese with it? I think sometime I might experiment with that. I’d also like to see what anyone else comes up with. ^.^
Anyways, one long post later and now I have another post on my mind to write up and everything. Sooo, bye!
P.S.: I also suggest listening to K-Pop or whatever is stuck in your head while making these. Just be careful in the kitchen if you start dancing. No falling!