Sunday, June 19, 2011

Korean Pancakes

When I opened the box from Sophia, this was one of the things I was most excited about. To be honest, I didn't really know what to expect. I saw "Hot" and I saw "Sweet." I thought it would be like a sweet batter with a spicy filling.

The photos on the back are adorable. Why can't our American packages have cute little cartoons showing us how to cook each step!?

I saw the brown spoonful of filling and thought perhaps some sort of bean paste?

Well, needless to say, I was wrong! First, you mixed water, an included packet of yeast, and the pancake mix in a bowl and kneaded for 5 minutes. You rolled this mixture into 10 balls.

Next, you rolled out the dough into your hand, put a spoonful of the mixture, and sealed it. You placed it in a hot pan with a little oil. After the bottom browned, you were instructed to flip it over and mash it with a spatula. Then, you cooked each side an additional 1-2 minutes.

I anxiously broke into the first one and promptly burnt my mouth on the molten hot filling. Turns out, it is like a cinnamon sugar mixture. It melts down to this gooey, maple syrup kind of jam with little bits of nuts in it. Sinfully delicious! Thank you, Sophia!


Rick A.M. said...

Please deliver a dozen to me ASAP. Thank you.

Christina said...

The box only made 10 Rick! haha

Kristina @ spabettie said...

Mmm, I want these!! I wonder if my Asian market sells something like them, I am going to look! :)

sophia said...

mmm! Looks perfect, Christina! :D

It's called "hotteok" which is glutinous rice pancakes. They're usually served hot and sizzling on the streets. A very popular street food! :-)

and the inside IS a cinnamon-sugar mixture! Hee.

Errign said...

Yum....those look both really fun to make and delicious to eat!

Roz @ weightingfor50 said...

Oh my!!! These look amazing!!!!! Isn't it fun to try new things from far off lands??? (that sounded a bit "fairy tale" didn't it??? :)) Hope you are doing well Christina!!!

Biz said...

As soon as I saw the title I was like "I bet that's from Sophia!"

They look great! Such a thoughtful gift. :D

The Duo Dishes said...

That's a fun surprise in the middle. Maybe the burnt tongue wasn't fun, but if it tastes good, you'll forget all about that. Fun gift to get in the mail.

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

That looks awesome and I love the packaging too!

Sorry about burnt mouth - that's no fun. I would have done the same thing!