Category Archives: Korean food

Slow Cooker Korean Spicy Braised Chicken and Potatoes (Dakdoritang) – My Korean Kitchen

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Recipe for Korean-inspired bread rolls ( aka Kimbap baps)

Recently I had the pleasure of learning how to cook a couple of simple dishes from an eminent Korean chef  Ba-Oo (바우)  at the West End based School of Wok.

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We made  seafood pancakes (Haemul Pa Jun/해물파전) and Korean barbequed beef ( Bulgogi/불고기 ).

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The lesson ended in true “Ready Steady Cook”  ( Ready Steady Hanguk perhaps?)style with a cook-off , which I’m delighted to say saw a victory for our team of budding 요리사.win

Inspired by this I decided to attempt to combine my twin loves of baking and Korea. After a few false starts I eventually settled on a kimbap/김밥 inspired bread roll. Kimbap is a traditional Korean snack made from steamed white rice (bap) and various other ingredients, rolled in gim (sheets of dried laver seaweed) and served in bite-size slices.

video here:

http://youtu.be/GaSWN_dYLBY

ingredients: 500g strong white flour, 10g salt, 10g fresh yeast ( or packet dried yeast) , 325g water, 4 sheets dried seaweed sheets, soju, sesame seeds, poppy seeds.

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So these are relatively straight forward to make and combine a crusty bread roll with seaweed, sesame seeds and soju. The way they are shaped ensure that the gim seaweed is spread throughout the roll .Great as a savoury snack and they go particularly well with seafood or kimchi , or even fishfingers!

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