Dorayaki is the favourite "Yummy Buns" of Doraemon, the cartoon.
And hence is also known as Dora Cake!
It is a basic Japanese pastry similar to sandwiched pancakes with filling of Anko (aka red bean paste). The red bean pancake has a specific curved shape of thicker middle and thin on the edges.
Sweet with a bit of toasted caramelized flavor and best to serve piping hot. If not serving them right away, wrap them in plastic wrap. They can be stored up to a 1 month too in freezer!
This post is linked to Cook and Celebrate: Christmas 2014 organised by Yen from Eat your heart out, Diana from Domestic Goddess Wannabe and Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids.
2 large eggs
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tbsp honey
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1-2 tbsp water, to adjust consistency
oil for frying
1/2 cup Anko (red bean paste), for filling
How to make dorayaki / Japanese red bean pancakes:
- In a large bowl, combine eggs, sugar, honey and whisk until fluffy.
- Sift flour and baking powder into the bowl and mix until combined. Rest in the fridge for 15 minutes.
- Stir in 1/2 tbsp water at a time to get the right consistency, which should be a slightly thicker than pancake batter.
- Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium-low heat. Using paper towel, oil the pan slightly. Drop batter to form pancake. When bubbles form, flip over and cook the other side.
- Transfer pancake onto a plate and cover with a damp kitchen paper to keep them moist.
- Sandwich with red bean paste, with more in the center to form a curve shape. Wrap them in plastic wrap until ready to serve.
With all my love <3