Doraemon's favourite food for afternoon tea today - Dorayaki (銅鑼焼き). I made the original version with sweet red bean filling leftover from making steamed buns the other day. Most of my pancakes did not have perfect round shape like store-bought, but who cares? Home-made and home-ate. J (30 months) said "Mama, dora...yaki nice" he paused a second, perhaps he was thinking "Is it yaki or yucky?"
The batter recipe is adapted from kasutera recipe, I added some oil to prevent it from sticking on the pan. Also, honey gives nice touch to the lovely brown colour pancakes.
Ingredients (makes 20 pieces pancake, 10 servings):
100gm cake flour
½ tsp baking soda
60gm caster sugar
1 tbsp honey
2 no. large eggs
½ tbsp cooking oil
½ tsp vanilla essence
3 tbsp fresh milk
1½ cup sweet red bean
- In a medium bowl, beat eggs together with sugar until light and fluffy.
- Stir in oil, milk and vanilla. Mix well. Then, sift and fold in flour and baking soda.
- Heat a non-stick pan, transfer two tablespoons (I used a small ladle) of batter onto the pan. Let it spread slightly to make a circle about 8cm in diameter.
- Flip over once the bottom side is browned. Cook another side for few seconds until it is lightly browned.
- Assemble: Place a tablespoonful of red bean paste in the middle of a pancake, cover the filling with another pancake and press gentle with palm to spread out the red bean a little.
This is a revised post, dorayaki recipe first posted on MK on 30 Jan 2007.