For 90’s kids, you might be already familiar with this kind of snack. Dorayaki, a classic, popular Japanese confection made from pancakes and red bean paste. The original dorayaki consisted of only one layer (pancake) with red bean filling (anko) and folded on the edge.
It’s current shape (two pancakes or patties) was invented in 1914 by Usagiya that introduced dorayaki with pancakes are more like castella (Japanese sponge cake). It is fortunate that you can try this easy recipe at home with no dorayaki pan. With these following simple ingredients and non-sticky pan, you can try Doraemon’s favorite food all the time as we rounded up from Just One Cookbook.
4 large eggs
140 grams sugar
2 tbsp honey
160 grams all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 – 2 tbsp water
1 tsp vegetable oil
520 grams red bean paste (you can easily find at marketplace)
1. Place eggs, sugar, and honey in a mixing bowl. Beat all until it becomes fluffy and thick.
2. Sift or whisk dry ingredients; flour and baking powder, sprinkle them into mixing bowl which contains eggs, sugar, and honey mixture. Stir thoroughly. Place batter for 15 minutes in the fridge.
3. Storing batter in the fridge results in soft and light. Add 1 – 2 tbsp water, adjust the texture until soft but elastic, not too runny.
4. Heat non-sticky pan over low heat for 5 minutes. Dip a tissue in vegetable oil, spread over the pan. Clean the oil with another clean tissue, to get rid remaining oil. This one is the key to make the skin color evenly.
5. Pour 3 tbsp batter, flip when you see bubbles pop and form holes. Cook until both sides are evenly browned.
6. Repeat the fifth step until you’re running out of the dough (without adding oil). While cooking, wrap cooked pancakes with a damp tower to maintain the moistness.
7. Take a pancake, put red bean paste in the middle, and seal with another pancake. If you have no red bean paste, you can switch up with chocolate, strawberry jam, and more.
8. Dorayaki ready to serve. If there’s any leftover or you need to wait some times to serve, wrap with plastic wrap, place in plastic bag or airtight container then store them in the freezer. Dorayaki can last up for a month.