Friday, June 15, 2018

gangjeong -

Gangjeong (강정) is a traditional Korean cake type (hangwa) made from glutinous rice with various shapes and sizes. Gangjeong is presented by Koreans during important events such as weddings, ritual ceremonies, as well as the new year festival of Seollal.

The process of making this cake starts from the main ingredients of glutinous rice, pounded until smooth and mixed with water into batter. Then this material is cut into small pieces the size of fingers, dried and fried with oil in the frying pan until the texture is crunchy. After cooking, the pastries are coated with yeast syrup and flour made from a mixture of sesame seeds, soybeans, pine nuts, pollen and rice flour.