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


  1. Set your mix of fermented yeast water out of the way, at room temperature for 10 minutes.
  2. After 10 minutes it up, sieve the flour, add the salt and milk into your yeast water.
  3. Mix well and cover the bowl with wrap. Allow mix to ferment at room temperature location for 3 hours.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Pre-heat your frying pan for approximately 20-30 seconds and add enough oil to cover your cooking surface.
  7. 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)
  8. 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.