Hotteok Recipe

Hotteok Korean sweet honey pancakes filled with sesame and peanuts

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A classic Korean street food, hotteok is a delicious fried Korean-style sweet pancake filled with brown sugar syrup, nuts, and seeds.




  • 300ml Lukewarm water (1 1/4 cup)
  • 2 tbsp Granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp Instant yeast
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 300g All-purpose flour (2 1/2 cups)
  • 35g Glutinous rice flour (1/4 cup)


  • 35g Sesame seeds (1/4 cup)
  • 35g Peanuts, sunflower seeds or pepitas (1/4 cup)
  • 90g Brown sugar (1/2 cup)
  • 100g Granulated sugar (1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon



  1. In a large mixing bowl combine the sugar, yeast, all-purpose flour, glutinous rice flour and salt, whisk until well combined
  2. Add the warm water and oil, and mix until well combined
  3. Cover with cling wrap and allow it to double in size in a warm place


  1. Meanwhile, roughly chop the peanuts
  2. Combine the sesame seeds, peanuts, brown sugar, granulated sugar and cinnamon in a bowl


  1. Heat a pan with a generous drizzle of vegetable oil over high heat
  2. Coat your hands in oil and pick up approx 80g/3oz of dough
  3. Flatten it between your palms and fill with 2 tablespoons of the filling
  4. Bring the edges together and pinch to seal
  5. Place the hotteok seam side down in your frypan and cook for 30 seconds
  6. Oil your spatula and lightly press down on the surface of the hotteok to flatten it
  7. Then flip the hotteok over and cook for another 1-2 minutes until golden brown
  8. Place on a wire rack or paper towel to drain
  9. Enjoy!
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