Friday, July 6, 2012

Hotteok, Korean Stuffed Pancake

Yesterday I tried to make Hotteok, Korean stuffed pancake. Actually I never ate that thing before, so I don’t even know how it really tastes. However, out of curiosity, I bought the pre-mix one in supermarket near my house (it’s Lotte Mart), Beksul Korean Stuffed Pancake Mix. The price is affordable, about IDR 30000. One package makes 10 pancakes.
The instruction is in Korean. I don’t speak nor read Korean language, so I (of course) googled it. Ha.
It’s quite easy to make hotteok. And this one doesn’t need fermentation. The instant yeast does all the magic. Here’s what’s left for you to do:

  1.  Dissolve the instant yeast in 250 ml of warm water (45-50oC) in a bowl.
  2. Add the pancake mix. Knead it well until it looks like bread dough.
  3.  Divide the dough into 10 smaller portions.
  4. Take one, flatten it in your palm, put the filling in the center of the flatten dough, close it up. The dough is a little sticky, so a little vegetable oil may help.

Here they are. After the forth step, they’ll look like this. (Sorry I forgot to take the picture for step 1 to 3 XD)

After that, use a non-sticky pan to fry them. You can add a little vegetable oil or margarine for the first one, but you won’t need it for the next ones because they won’t be as sticky as the first one. Use wooden spatula to flatten the dough while you fry the pancake.

Don’t apply too much power to flatten it, because then it will be like this: (Boo me)

Each side takes about 2 minutes. Done!

Overall it tastes okay, but I think I made it to thick, so it’s a little hard to chew. Ugh. You can try to add more nuts or raisin to the filling, I think it’ll taste better. And don’t eat too much. One makes your stomach full enough. You can put the rest of the dough in the fridge for the next day, or put it in the freezer if you want to keep it longer. You will just need to defroze it later. So, have a better luck trying!


  1. I just brought this same mix! Gonna make it today. Wish me luck! lol

    1. How was it? I hope yours turned out better than mine, ariel! :)


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