Hotteok Ice Cream Sandwiches!
Chewy Korean Street Food pancakes, filled with brown sugar, peanuts and cinnamon.
Serves: 8
For the dough:
  • 2 cups (300g) plain flour
  • 1 cup (250ml) warm water
  • 1 tbsp flavourless oil (I used canola), plus more for cooking
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp yeast
For the filling:
  • ½ cup (110g) brown sugar
  • ¼ cup chopped nuts of your choice (I used roasted peanuts, next time I'll try sesame seeds)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
To serve:
  • Vanilla ice cream
  1. To make the dough, place all the ingredients into the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with the dough hook. Work on a low speed until everything is combined and the dough gathers up around the dough hook. Remove the dough hook, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and leave in a warm spot for about an hour or until doubled in size.
  2. Meanwhile, make the filling by mixing all the ingredients together in a small bowl.
  3. When the dough has risen, punch it down, and scrape it out onto a well-floured surface. Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces.
  4. To shape the hotteok, lightly flour your hands and pick up a piece of dough. Flatten it out gently into about a 4 inch circle, and cradle it in your open hand. Place two teaspoonfuls of the filling (roughly one eighth) into the middle of the dough, and then carefully bring the edges of the dough into the middle pinching them together until the filling is covered and the edges of the dough are completely sealed. Continue until all the hotteok are shaped.
  5. To cook the hotteok, heat a heavy based frying pan over a medium-low heat until warm. Add a very small amount of oil to the pan (a flavourless oil is best) and swirl to coat. Place two hotteok at a time, seam side down, into the pan and cook until the are very light golden brown. Flip them over and squash them right down, so that they spread out in the pan, and are no more than about ½ inch thick. Cook until dark golden brown on that side, and then flip and cook until the first side is a dark golden brown too.
  6. When all the hotteok are cooked, you can either eat them as they are (be careful not to burn your mouth!) or you can slice them open and fill them with a fat scoop of vanilla ice cream, and then eat them with about a million napkins as the ice cream melts creamily into your hot pancake. YUM.
Recipe by The Sugar Hit at