It’s time for the November Pinterest Challenge and I’m trying something new! This month, I’m making Apple Pie Hotteok!
If you aren’t familiar with Hotteok, it’s a popular Korean pancake and street food. It’s traditionally filled with sugar and nuts, but it can be filled with whatever you like. The best way to describe it is a warm pancake with a crispy crust and sweet filling. Honestly though, it can even be filled with what ever you like…..think pizza filling, Nutella, leftover meats, cheese, etc…
Since it’s the fall season, I decided to try making hotteok with an apple pie filling. This recipe is a combination of two recipes. One is a video from Maangchi and the other is a recipe from Pinterest. To see how to make the yeast pancake and how to cook it, watch Maangchi’s video below⇓ The video shows you exactly how to make it, so I won’t go into detail here.
Tip 1 – I followed Maangchi’s dough recipe and find it extremely sticky. The first time I made it, I also added an additional 1/2 cup of Mochiko flour. This made the dough less sticky and the finished product has a very slight ‘chew’.
For the filling, I used the filling recipe from Fried Green Kimchi. The only thing I did different was to dice my apples into smaller pieces.
Tip 2- When I make this again, I will not mix the sugar & seasonings with the apples. Mixing the sugars with the apples made a liquid syrup that made it difficult to stuff the hotteok. Instead, next time, I will add the sugar on top of the apples as I fill the hotteok. It’s the melted sugar that makes it delicious!
Tip 3 – The dough is super sticky! Use lots of flour on your work surface and hands to keep it from sticking. I had to constantly dip my fingers into flours as I pinched the dough to cover the filling.
Tip 4 – Since flour browns when cooked, make sure to wipe out the pan between cooking new batches of hotteok. This will prevent burnt flour bits and any filling that spilled out from sticking to the new hotteok.
Here is my finished apple pie hotteok that measure about 3.5″ – 4″. I know it’s not the prettiest, but I’ll keep practicing and trying with different fillings. I hope you give this Korean street food treat a try!
Tip 5 – Best eaten right after it is cooked and still crispy. When it gets cold, it gets soggy and loses it’s crispy crust.
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