Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Hoddeok – Stuffed Pancake

Hoddeok (ho-dock/duck) is a common street food found in Korea. It’s basically a pancake stuffed with various fillings, sometimes sweet, sometimes savory. This pancake like snack has a crispy and chewy brown outer crust, tuck in the middle is pleasantly sweet brown sugar, cinnamon and walnuts. Despite the pancake name, this is usually not a breakfast item although it can be enjoyed at any time of the day. I remember eating something very similar to this snack when I was young. There was this kuih seller who will come by our house everyday and I will always buy it from him.


2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
140 ml milk
60 ml warm water
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp of yeast

Filling :

1 tsp cinnamon powder
1/2 cup crushed walnuts
4 tbsp of dark brown sugar

1. Mix warm water, sugar and yeast together and set it aside for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes the yeast mixture should be foamy.
2. In a mixing bowl, combined flour, salt, milk and the yeast mixture and knead into dough. Knead until the dough is smooth and it should take about 5 minutes. Set it aside for at least 3 hours or until it becomes twice its size.
3. Mix brown sugar, cinnamon powder and walnut together.
4. Divide dough into equal portions (depend on how big you want) flatten it with your hand and put about a tbsp of filling into it. Wrap it up to form into a ball. Set it aside.
5. Warm up a non stick pan in a medium heat, add about 2 tbsp of oil to it. Flatten the dough with your palm and pan fry the hoddeok on both side until golden brown. While frying continue to flatten the dough with a spatula.

Note: Be careful when you eat this. The filling will be very hot and it might burn your mouth when you eat it. You can replace the walnuts with peanuts or sesame seeds.


maybelles mom said...

I had never heard of this. They sound wonderful.

shinee said...

why is it pronounced as 'duck'? in korean it's written as 떡 which is read something like 'dock'. are you sure you got it correct?

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

I have been looking for this pancake recipe, finally I got it here. I use to buy it from the wet market, but the stall is not open very often, my daughter love so much of this, every time also asked me to go the market to check whether that stall open or not.
Thank you very much, I will take back this recipe.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Sorry, need to check with you, what kind of flour to be used? Bread flour, pau flour or all purpose flour? Thanks.

ICook4Fun said...

Maybelles, this was the first time I made this too :)

Shinee, sorry for the mistake. Will make the correction.

Emile, not sure if we still can find this in Malaysia but I remember eating this when I was young :)

Emile, I used AP flour to make this.

coffeesncookies said...

I've had these from a market at Ampang long time ago. A lady made these at home along with other kuehs. It's called 'cheen loong pau', literally translated as 'pan fried pau' with red bean filling. I love it but can't find it around anymore coz most kueh or 'char kor' are commercially made now.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

I just done this pan cake, it turn out exactly like that one I use to buy from outside, but i changed the flour to Bread flour, will post it in my blog soon. Anyway, thanks for sharing this great recipe, Thank you very much.

mycookinghut said...

I have never seen this before! Looks really nice. It reminds me of ham chim peng! do you know how to make this? I haven't eaten this for a long long time. I like those with and without fillings. Most important with sesame seeds - that's my fav!!

Zoe said...

mmm this looks delicious. Thank you for sharing!

Maureen Reynolds said...

Oh I was just thinking about these last week I'd had some once at a local Asian grocer. They have switched 'nationalitiy ownership' and I am waiting to see if the new look store will sell them.

Not that I NEED them but oh were they good!

Debbie said...

Looks delicious. I've never seen these before!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks yummy. I never have this before too.

Anonymous said...

Very nice recipe to try.. never had it before... but looks really good. :)

Anonymous said...

remember they have it in taman sega pasar malam?


ICook4Fun said...

Coffeecookies, It's difficult to find this type of kueh nowadays.

Emile, glad you like this kueh. Looking forward to see your posting :)

Leemei, I too love ham chim peng with red bean fillings in it. I do have the recipe but never attempt to make it. Do let me know if you want the recipe and I can e.mail it to you.

Zoe, you are welcome.

Maureen, maybe you can try making this :)

Debbie, thank you.

LCOM, I used to eat this a long time ago :)

Blogresipi, thank you.

Amelia, you mean Taman Segar pasar malam still sell this? Have to look for it the next time I go back home :)

My Asian Kitchen said...

look like 'tau sar peang" but I never had this snack b4...maybe I can get in Korean bakery when I visit Flushing soon!!

Lori said...

This sounds really good. I can think of a ton of things I would put in this. Good recipe.

alisa said...

A recipe for hottok!

I remember eating this a lot as a kid and through my adulthood (and hopefully in the future!), and it has fond memories for me.

This reminds me of the bready versions you can buy frozen at korean grocers. The ones I remember fresh sold from the street vendors were not just hot and greasy, the sugary filling would ooze out from the sides and onto your fingers while you ate it. It would burn oh so deliciously haha.

Thanks for the recipe and the idea!

delia said...

you can still get this type of pancake in Kuching. I've made this a few times but using aunty yochana's recipe. will try out your recipe soon.

Bits said...

Hey! This recipe is great! I might need to try it out soon.

Jun said...

gert..can find this 'kue' in M'sia? never saw this b4...but as usual, mcm boleh rasa ni..sure sedap..can choose d filling too..great!

alice said...

i miss hoddeok!!!! this inspires me to take out the hoddeok mix i bought and actually put it use =P thanks for the post!

mycookinghut said...

Yes please if I can have the recipe :)

ICook4Fun said...

Lesley, maybe you can check this snack out at the Koren store :)

Lori, yeap. You can put sweet or savory fillings to it.

Alisa, thanks for stopping by. Those were the childhood memories we all cherish :)

Delia, I will check out Aunty Yochana recipe.

Bits of taste, hope you like this :)

Jun, dulu dulu you can get this from Chinese Kuih seller tapi sekarang susah nak cari kuih ni :)

Alice, I have to check out the Korean store here to see if they have the mix here.

Chibog in Chief said...

thanks for sharing this! i have never had one before, and i cant wait to try!!

Jane-Claire Judson said...

Hi - these pancakes look great - I have tried in the past how to figure out how to do a stuffed pancake and now I can! I also liked the pig in a blanket recipe further down.

Christelle said...

Never seen these before, they look absolutely gorgeous!!!

Anonymous said...

love, love, love this! i'm half korean and when i was studying in seoul during my college years, this was one of my favorite street foods during the winter months. :)

test it comm said...

Stuffed pancakes sound really good!

Ling's Passion said...

I read this somewhere before but never knew what it is until now. Thanks for sharing.

ICook4Fun said...

Dhanggit, hope you like the pancake :)

Jane, thanks for stopping by and your comment.

Christelle, thank you.

Epicurean, I heard this pancake is really popular in Korea.

Kevin, yeap it is :)

Ling, you are welcome.

delia said...

Hi Gert,
Tried this out during the weekends. Was very nice when hot but turns chewy when cold.

Anonymous said...

these look really good!

i was wondering if u have to toast the walnut first? or can u just use raw ones?



ICook4Fun said...

Delia, mine turn out chewy too when it's cold but it soften up once I microwave it.

Sherry, I didn't toast the walnuts but you can do so if you want to.

*kaaat..meowwww* said...

I think i've seen a kit for making these at a korean grocery store before. I didn't understand the instructions and I thought they were 'flat cream puffs'.

mm char siew in them sounds yummy =]

thanks for sharing!

MaDiHaA said...

my chinese colleague always buy this kuih from one hawker2 at sungai buluh.. there is many variety of filling the have. but we donot know what is the name of this kuih.. we always call this kuih as 'kuih sungai buluh' hehehe... so now i know how to call this kuih... thanks for the recipe.. may be one day i will try this recipe...

ICook4Fun said...

MaDiHaA, yes we can get this kat Malaysia from the kuig seller. Hope you will try this out.

Nick Rushton-Givens said...

Is the dough supposed to be a liquid?

ICook4Fun said...

Mr Writer. No. You can knead the dough.

happymoley said...

Super YUMMY!!
I used sesame seeds + sunflower seeds.
Thanks for sharing!!