Monday, June 25, 2012

Hwajeon ~ Korean Sweet Flower Pancake

Hwajeon, the Korean sweet flower pancake. Have anyone tried this before? Oh wow, this is actually my first attempt and doesn't look good at all. HAHAHA...... I have no idea where to search for some edible fresh flowers and just simply dig out my dried roses for this special task. However, it's a splendid experience. I had fun and also be able to enjoy this little snack at the same time. This Korean sweet flower pancake is often made during spring time with fresh flower named Azaleas and this is the snack they normally enjoy during spring picnic in Korea.

So, here's what I did.
Ingredients :
1 cup   glutinous rice flour
1/2 tspn  salt
2/3 cup   boiling water
* some fresh edible flowers / dried flowers

Method :
(1) combine glutinous rice flour & salt then mix well.
(2) then slowly stir in boiling water till everything well combined and knead till smooth.
(3) divide dough into 8-10 portions ball shapes.
(4) flatten each and then pan fried with just enough cooking oil.
(5) fried one side till slightly brown and then flip to the other side, now place on flower petal or fresh flowers to upper cake.
(6) once the other side has turned brown, again flip the flower side to cook for just a short while and then quickly flip back. So that the flower won't get burnt.
(7) transfer the cooked pancake to a serving plate.

This is a very easy recipe with just very little ingredients. I'm sure you can do it too. Well, you can actually enjoy this little snack by dipping them into honey or syrup. SLURPPPPP............. So, enjoy everyone & have fun !

21 comments:

Shobha said...

Interesting recipe..

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アンゼエリン said...

Kristy, this is my first time knowing this korean sweet flower pancake. So what kind of edible flowers you use? In my mind, "kuk far" is the first one.

Belinda @zomppa said...

Never tried these, but they are so pretty, I sure would love to!

WokandSpoon said...

This definitely is interesting. I've never tried them or seen them before. Sounds nice though..

denise @ singapore shiok said...

Never heard of this before, but that is why I love your blog Kristy - always something new and novel on the menu! Lovely dish for spring :)

glutenfreehappytummy.com said...

oh my gosh, that sounds fabulous! i've never heard of this dish before! yum!

Jeannie Tay said...

Looks really pretty, your blog has many recipes that I have not seen before. Very informative:D

Elin said...

You are the most innovative food blogger :) love this korean pancakes...like you say simple and easy to whip up for an afternoon tea snacks :) Thanks and have a nice day !

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Just like what Elin said, you are one innovative cook! Looks really special Korean sweet pancakes...yum!

Little Inbox said...

This is new to me. But I'm sure it is yummy!

cikmanggis said...

Cantik dan sungguh Kreatif sekali:)boleh cuba ni.

MaryMoh said...

Whah....Kristy, you are into Korean dish! That's just like making nian ago the easy way. No need all the long steaming. And oh, you must keep all the roses from your hubby. Use it for cooking :D

lena said...

this is new to me too and sounds like a good snack! i recently asked a lady who sells tea and she told me all the flowers that used to make tea are edible..rose, osmanthus, lavender, crysanthemum and a few more.

Zoe said...

I can tell that you are a big fan of Korean culture and food... With edible flowers, these pancakes look so beautiful. I have not tried cooking with edible flowers and this recipe seems interesting.

Mango Ginger said...

what a beautiful snack - good job! So simple and delicate and looks delicious.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Look like my pickled Sakura is perfect for this recipe . I ate a similar cake in Japan but they wrap with a leaf.

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

Wow, Kristy, what an interesting recipe. I know I will always find something special when I come to visit. I have rice flour in the pantry but I've never used it in anything like these pancakes. I bet they are delicious with a little honey dribbled on them.

Angie's Recipes said...

A simple and delicious glutinous rice recipe.

Lyndsey said...

I love all the Korean food you've been making. I just had some Korean sushi on Sat and Korean rice cakes the other day! But your dish looks great! interesting to cook the flowers in the pancake.

Medeja said...

I have never heard, seen or tried anything like this :D you just educated me :D

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