Friday, 6 September 2013

Korean Sweet Pancakes 'Hoddeok'

Pancake Month!

Noun; A thin, flat cake of batter, usually fried and turned in a pan.

MY PEOPLE MY PEOPLE!!! I just experienced a Korean sweet pancake! To say its just delicious is doing this glorious pancake a grave disservice. When I decided to do September as pancake month, I tried to find unique pancake recipes from around the world. I stumbled upon this korean street food from a Maangchi video, and was immediately intrigued. For Korean cuisine I always watch Maangchi, so i knew that pancake had to be on my list, after all she taught me how to make Korean fried chicken, and its boss!

Hoddeok is a yeast dough filled with sugar, nuts and cinnamon then pan fried. When fried the sugar and cinnamon melt on the inside leaving you with a sweet gooey filling and crunchy nuts. I chose to use walnuts like Maangchi, they are very very crunchy and their flavor is subtle. However you could use sesame seeds, peanuts, any nuts you want.

As a matter of fact, I made a sweet pancake and a savory pancake buy adding crispy bacon to the cinnamon sugar and walnut mix (a dat noiceee). This recipe is currently in the family to stay. I'm seeing, bacon and cheese, callaloo and cheese, sausage, salt fish, nutella, i'm gonna be a hoddeok making fool in the coming months.  You might be too once you try these.

I got the dough recipe from Maangchi. You can go to town with the fillings, there are no rules here.

Makes 8 pancakes

Ingredients (Printable Recipe)

2 cup flour
1 cup warm water
2 packs yeast
1 tbls oil
2 tbls sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt

2 Tbls walnuts
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
4 strips bacon

Greedy Tips:

1. For the dough combine all the ingredients except the flour and allow the yeast to activate before mixing in the flour
2. When frying the hoddeok place the side you sealed down first in the pot
3. These ingredients easily make 8 pancakes but you can make smaller ones at get up to 14

Bacon Filled

Crispy on the outside and your choice of sweet or savory filling...perfect!!


Let your hoddeok cool down on these. They are extremely hot when fresh out the pot!

Xoxo Greedygirl