Hotteok is a street food in Korea. It's a flat bread filled with yumminess. Although my recipe may differ from the traditional ones, my family craves it all the time. You can also change the filling to whatever you like. If you have a sweet tooth, you may want to try this! And don't forget to smile when you finish eating hotteok.

Recipe Summary

30 mins
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50 mins
10 hotteok


Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Combine flour, yeast, and 2 teaspoons white sugar together in a bowl.

  • Stir milk and water together in a microwave-safe bowl and heat until lukewarm, about 20 seconds. Pour milk mixture into the flour mixture and mix with a fork until dough is evenly combined.

  • Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 2 minutes. (Dough will be sticky.) Add salt to the dough and knead until dough is smooth, 2 minutes more. Shape dough into a ball, place on a floured surface, cover with a wet paper towel, and let rise for 10 minutes.

  • Mix brown sugar, 1/4 cup white sugar, walnuts, sesame seeds, and cinnamon together in a resealable plastic bag. Close bag and shake until filling is evenly combined.

  • Roll dough into a cylinder, cut into 10 pieces and form each into a ball. Roll each ball into a 5-inch circle using a rolling pin. Place dough into the palm of your hand and spoon 2 tablespoons filling into the middle of the dough. Wrap dough around filling, forming into a ball by taking 4 corners of dough, pinching together in the middle. Take another 4 corners and pinch together, sealing completely. Place balls, seam-side down, onto a floured surface.

  • Roll each ball into a 5-inch circle using a rolling pin, making sure filling stays in dough.

  • Place margarine in a skillet, spreading around with a paper towel; heat over medium heat. Place dough in the melted margarine and cook until golden brown, 5 to 10 minutes per side.

Cook's Notes:

If you have the special tool for hotteok, that will be easier to make these instead of rolling each out with a rolling pin.

If serving later, microwave each hotteok for about 20 seconds.

Nutrition Facts

271 calories; protein 5.6g; carbohydrates 48.3g; fat 6.7g; cholesterol 2mg; sodium 215.8mg. Full Nutrition

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Amazing!! Great recipe! All my friends loved it and so did I! Read More
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I made it for my family for the first time and everyone loved it. If someone has a nut allergy just leave the nuts out they are still delicious, and if you cut into it and the dough isn’t all the way cooked just pop it in the microwave for 1 min or less and enjoy. If eating the next day, heat it up for best taste. Read More
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Amazing!! Great recipe! All my friends loved it and so did I! Read More
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