Dairy West

Recipe By

Dairy West

  • Prep Time
    10 minutes

  • Cook Time
    15-25 minutes

  • Servings


  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup warm milk
  • 1-2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp dry active yeast
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sweet glutinous rice flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2-1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped nuts
  • Ice Cream
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Combine water, milk, sugar, salt and yeast in mixing bowl; stir. Set aside for 3-5 minutes while yeast begins to foam. Add oil.

Lightly spoon flour in cup to measure, and add to liquid; add rice flour; mix well. Dough should be on the sticky side. Cover bowl, set in a warm place to raise for 1 hour.

Prepare classic filling, or try one of the variations below. Mix together brown sugar, cinnamon and finely chopped nuts; set aside.

Punch down or remove excess air from the dough. Pinch off balls of dough about the size of a golf ball - or turn dough out on a lightly floured surface and pinch to divide into 8 balls. Oil hands, flatten each dough ball into a disk about the size of a DVD. Place 1-2 tablespoons filling in center of each disk, bring edges of dough up over the filling and pinch edges to seal.

Heat 1-3 tablespoons oil in griddle or skillet over medium to medium-low heat (use enough oil to coat the bottom of the griddle). Place filled dough balls, seam side down in hot oil, flatten hotteok with a hotteok pancake press, spatula, or flat bottom cereal bowl brushed with oil; fry 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Turn pancakes, flatten again and fry 2-3 minutes longer.

Tips: Pour a few tablespoons oil in a small bowl; use oil to keep hands oiled. Dip a brush in the oil to recoat cooking griddle. Sometimes cooks will cover pan with a lid for 30 seconds to help cook the Hotteok and melt the sugar into syrup.

CAUTION - Filling will be hot. Allow to cool appropriately before biting in.