Nothing puts us in a good mood in the morning more than the sight of freshly-cooked pancakes for breakfast. But you don't have to drive all the way to your favourite brunch spots to savour them when you can easily make them at home. If you're new to this, fret not for our favourite chefs have shared easy and delicious recipes to prepare at home. Jazz up your cooking by pairing it with the usual sides of fried bacon and sunny side up egg.
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1. Hotteok (Korean Sweet Pancake)
Hotteok or sweet pancakes are one of the most popular street food snacks in South Korea. Sun Kim, chef-owner of one-Michelin-starred Meta, said that the classic recipe is stuffed with pine nuts. He says: "You can jazz up the hotteok with a variety of nuts such as pistachios, macadamia, almonds and pine nuts. You can also drizzle it with homemade caramel syrup, made with sugar, water and cinnamon, and serve it with vanilla ice cream.”
Serves 2 to 3
- 250g bread flour
- 50g rice flour
- 250ml water
- 30g sugar
- 5g salt
- 30g oil
- 4g yeast
1. In a bowl mix the bread flour, rice flour, sugar and salt together.
2. Add the yeast, oil and water into the mix and knead until everything is mixed together to form the dough.
3. Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and leave the dough to rise for about an hour.
4. Coat hands in oil. Tear a small portion of the dough and form them into round shapes. Flatten them with your hands to form medallions.
5. Optional: Stuff the mini balls with a sweet filling such as dark brown sugar (which turns gooey when the pancake is fried), nuts or cinnamon powder.
6. Oil the pan and fry the pancake. Use a spatula or griddle to flatten it on the pan and flip it over until both sides are golden brown.
7. Once cooked, top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and serve.