As mentioned in our Koo’s Grill profile, we will provide you with a recipe for a homemade version of their wonderful ho-tteok.
This Baked Ho-tteok will give your kitchen a well-balanced smell of melted sugar and cinnamon and may even give your senses the idea that you have just stepped into a Cinnabon. The ingredients listed will allow you to make 6 pancakes.
All-purpose white flour – 1¼ cups
Salt – 1/4 tsp
Milk – 6 tbsp
Fermented yeast water: (mix well in bowl 1)
Warm water – 3 tbsp
White sugar – 1/4 tsp
Dry yeast- 1/4 tsp
Filling: (mix well in second bowl)
Cinnamon powder – 1/4 tsp
Crushed walnuts- 2 tbsp
Dark brown sugar – 6 tbsp
- Set your mix of fermented yeast water out of the way, at room temperature for 10 minutes.
- After 10 minutes it up, sieve the flour, add the salt and milk into your yeast water.
- Mix well and cover the bowl with wrap. Allow mix to ferment at room temperature location for 3 hours.
- When the dough has risen, rub oil on your hands (for anti-stick purpose) and separate an adequate amount of dough for 6 equally sized portions.
- Flatten the dough and spoon in a tablespoon of filling, allowing enough room to seal the filling into the center. Repeat it for the remainder of your cakes.
- Pre-heat your frying pan for approximately 20-30 seconds and add enough oil to cover your cooking surface.
- Place 2-3 sealed dough balls onto the pan and turn them over when the bottom part is cooked. (Cook at medium to low heat)
- Press the dough with a spatula and when both sides are golden brown you can serve them on a plate.
Be careful if you eat these baked goodies immediately after cooking as the center filling does turn into a molten syrup nugget.