Hotteok is a flour dough pancake filled with sugar syrup inside. It’s one of the most popular street snacks in Korea.

Ok, now it’s time for me to release my hotteok recipe!

I used to make hotteok for my children. How often? So many times! When they came home from school, I would surprise them with my hotteok. I never made it before they came. I prepared some well-fermented dough and the brown sugar mixture. That’s all! Once they entered the home, I said, “Wash your hands and come back to the kitchen! Hotteok will be ready~” with big smile.  My children were so happy and excited!

A glass of milk and hot hot hotteok with sizzling golden syrup! Wouldn’t you like it? Yes, children love it! If you want to entertain your children, wait for them with the preparation just as I did.

I make hotteok for myself and my friends these days. Where are my little children!!

I sometimes miss the old times. They are already grownups and live far away from me.

Serve or eat hotteok right after you make it. If someone gives me cold hotteok, I will feel insulted. : )  I will refuse to eat it and save my empty stomach for kimchi and rice! lol


Makes 8 hotteok

  • water
  • 2 tbs white sugar
  • 2 ts dry yeast
  • ½ ts kosher salt
  • 1 tbs vegetable oil
  • 2 cups and ½ cup of all purpose flour
  • ½ cup turbinado sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 1 ts cinnamon powder
  • 2 tbs chopped walnuts


Make hotteok dough

  1. Place 1 cup of lukewarm water into a mixing bowl.
  2. Add white sugar, yeast, kosher salt, vegetable oil, and stir it well.
  3. Add 2 cups all purpose flour and mix it with a rice scoop, or by hand.
  4. Let the dough rise. It should sit with the lid closed at room temperature for 1 hour.
  5. After an hour the dough will rise to double its size. Knead it to remove the gas bubbles in the dough.
  6. Let it rise for another 10-20 minutes.

Make filling (for 8 hotteok)

  1. Mix the turbinado sugar, cinnamon powder, and walnuts in a bowl.
    *tip: you could use mozzarella cheese for stuffing. Invent your own fillings with your favorite ingredients!

Let’s make hotteok!

    1. Knead the dough again to remove the gas bubbles.
    2. Place and spread about ½ cup flour on your cutting board.
    3. Put the dough on your cutting board and knead it. Make it into a lump, and cut it into 8 equal-sized balls.

    4. Take 1 dough ball, flatten it, put some filling in the center of the dough, and then seal it to make a ball.
    5. Repeat this 8 times to make 8 stuffed balls.
      *tip: Use some flour from the cutting board to prevent your fingers from sticking to the dough
    6. Heat up your non-stick pan over medium heat and add some vegetable oil.
    7. Place 1 ball on the pan and let it cook for 30 seconds.
    8. When the bottom of the dough ball is light golden brown, turn it over and press the dough with a spatula to make a thin and wide circle (about the size of a CD).
    9. Let it cook about 1 minute until the bottom is golden brown.
    10. Turn it over again and turn down the heat very low.
    11. Place the lid on the pan and cook 1 more minute. The brown sugar filling mixture will be melted to syrup!hotteok (호떡)
    12. Serve hot!

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  1. honeymoon United Kingdom joined 7/23 & has 1 comment

    I love making this recipe, it’s perfect for when the whole family are round, they love it! :D

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  2. HomeCook12 USA joined 3/23 & has 1 comment

    Delicious!! This recipe was easy and turned out perfectly. I added sesame seeds to the top!

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  3. lily.anne Philippines joined 5/22 & has 1 comment

    Followed this recipe almost exactly — just subbed walnuts for sunflower seeds — and they turned out perfect! Just like I remember from my trips to Korea

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  4. Miss Amity Island United Kingdom joined 4/22 & has 1 comment

    Hi do you use us metric cups as I’m from the United Kingdom we use grammes and kilograms. Thank you

  5. Questions Los Angeles CA joined 11/21 & has 1 comment

    Can I replace all purpose flour with bread flour?

  6. AdelineYap Malaysia joined 7/21 & has 5 comments

    Annyeong Maangchi
    Kamsahamida for the perfect recipe. I finally made it after reading numerous times on methods. Its so yummy and a slight chewy texture to the bread. I put in red beans paste as my fillings.

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