Korean pancakes are absolutely delicious, and come in a lot of different varieties. Hotteok (호떡) is a fluffy pancake that’s usually filled with honey/brown sugar and chopped up nuts. A dessert snack of sorts.
But my version of this yummy Korean treat is a bit different. This is my recipe for savoury cheesy Hotteok that will blow your garlic breadsticks out of the water! And, these can be prepared vegan and gluten free!
~ These amounts will yield 8 pancakes ~
~ 2 cups flour (gluten free for all my celiac brothers and sisters!)
~ 1 cup warm water
~ 2 tea spoons dry yeast
~ 1 table spoon of oil
~ half a tea spoon of salt
~ Your choice of cheese (Pick a vegan option, if you want!)
Time to prepare the dough!
~ In a bowl, mix the yeast with warm water. Make sure the water is warm, not hot. We don’t want the yeast to boil!
~ Flatten the dough, and generously layer your cheese and oregano. Fold the corners to the centre in order to form a ball, and get them ready for the pan.
~ Heat a bit of oil in your pan. Usually, Hotteok is deep fried, but I used no more than 2 table spoons of oil, for all eight pancakes. Using a non-stick pan helps!
For more in the Make Your Own series:
~Make Your Own: Divinely Dark Drizzles! ~Make Your Own: Healthy Chocolate Pudding!
~Make Your Own: Yoghurt and Garlic Dip! ~Make Your Own: Cheesy Jalapeño Bites!
~Make Your Own: Spicy Korean Rice Cakes! (Tteokpokki 떡볶이) ~Make Your Own: Bubble Tea!