December 7, 2022


The Food Universe

Let Me Do You A Flavor: Korean Street Food At Pride

Hey and welcome again! I am so happy you determined to be part of me this week as I have something unique and special to share with you. As organizers for the initially Delight occasion in Lewisburg are gearing up for the festivities this weekend, I began trying to get out the flavors of Pleasure and allow me inform you I have located a genuine gem. So, pour a drink and get ready for a true take care of.

When I was to start with approached about writing about flavors of Delight I planned on speaking to suppliers about what they prepared to put together and offering you a sneak peak at what they experienced in retailer for you, but then I heard that there would be a number of “bake sales” by locals and my interest was peaked. Whilst I adore supporting nearby organizations, I am usually rooting for the unique who is hoping to choose a stand and stand out and that’s how I achieved Finney.

Finney Staunton is 17 decades aged and lives portion-time in Greenbrier County and aspect time in Pennsylvania, and claimed that very last calendar year she and her family members started generating Hotteok, pronounced ho-tok, very last 12 months. Hotteok is a Korean road foodstuff regarded as a sweet pancake. This pancake is to be eaten like a cookie and is stuffed with brown sugar and cinnamon. When I requested Finney why she chose Hotteok she said, “I required to talk our society mainly because a whole lot of people aren’t employed to ethnic road food items.”

So I went out on a limb and asked Finney if she would be ready to share her recipe with us and she agreed so that you can consider earning these at home, but please go out to the Pride function in Lewisburg Saturday, June 26 starting at 3 p.m. and check out them for on your own.

For this recipe you will need:

2 tablespoons white sugar
2 teaspoons yeast
½ teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 cups all-reason flour
½ cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts (optional)

To make the Hotteok dough:

Location 1 cup of lukewarm h2o into a mixing bowl.
Include 2 tablespoons white sugar, 2 teaspoons yeast, ½ teaspoons kosher salt, 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, and stir it very well.
Insert 2 cups of all-function flour and mix it by hand.
Allow the dough rise. It should sit with the lid closed at place temperature for 1 hour.
After an hour the dough will increase to double its dimensions. Knead it to clear away the gas bubbles in the dough.
Permit it rise for a further 10-20 minutes.

Make classic filling (for 8 hotteok):

Mix ½ cup brown sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder, and 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts in a bowl. The walnuts are optional
To form the hotteok:

Knead the dough once again to remove the gasoline bubbles.
Spot and distribute about ½ cup flour on your slicing board.
Place the dough on your cutting board and knead it. Make it into a lump, and reduce it into 8 equal-sized balls.
Choose 1 dough ball, flatten it, place some filling in the middle of the dough, and then seal it to make a ball.
Heat up your non-stick pan about medium warmth and insert some vegetable oil.
Spot 1 ball on the pan and permit it prepare dinner for 30 seconds.
When the base of the dough ball is gentle golden brown, transform it more than and push the dough with a spatula to make a slender and wide circle
Permit it prepare dinner about 1 minute till the base is golden brown.
Switch it above all over again and transform down the heat pretty very low.
Spot the lid on the pan and cook 1 much more moment. The brown sugar filling combination will be melted to syrup, greatest served when very hot!

I don’t know about you, but I am thrilled to test these!! So, when I questioned Finney why this function and getting ready Korean street food stuff to offer at the function was so important to her, below is what she had to say “Because I have not expert Pleasure in West Virginia like I have in Pennsylvania. I have not been exposed to as substantially queerness here and it’s generally been something I’m a minimal ashamed of — my ethnicity and my sexuality — and this is a way to place them jointly.”

I consider Finney is a correct beacon for youth in our local community. To consider two factors she has not been safe in and be a part of them jointly to distribute society and consciousness is awesome in my book, and I hope you will quit at her table all through the Pride occasion and attempt Hotteok and even try generating some at property. There is always appreciate and Satisfaction in my kitchen and often I am sending really like from my kitchen to yours!