March 9, 2012

How to Make Dorayaki

Let me introduce one of my childhood friends to you.  He is a cute blue robot cat, and he can fly with a propeller coming out of his head.  Can you guess his name?

Yup, it's Doraemon! And no, he's not a Pokemon.  C'mon.

Doraemon is pretty much the epitome of a cool cartoon character.  He has pockets which whip out the coolest items from the future, such as magic doors and flying propellers.  His only weakness is that he loves dorayaki.  He's pretty much addicted to it.  And he has good reason to. They are just so delicious!

I had a lot of red bean paste leftover from making taiyaki, so I thought, hey, why not make dorayaki?

I used the recipe from Cooking with Dog (video recipe here), but made a few changes.
Here are the ingredients you need to make this addicting dessert:

2 Eggs
80 g White sugar
1 T Honey
1 t Baking powder
130 g Cake flour
~3 T water
1 can Red Bean Paste

1)  Lightly beat the eggs.  (Use room temperature eggs.)  Add in the white sugar, honey, and baking powder.

2) Add in the cake flour through a sieve.  Lightly mix by folding the batter.

3)  Cover the batter with plastic wrap, and let it sit for 30 minutes.  You can go watch an episode of Doraemon if you want!

Letting the batter sit for 30 minutes.

4) Add water 1 T at a time, to get the desired consistency.  It should be toward the thick side, but still flowy.  

5) Oil a non-stick pan very lightly, and heat with medium-low heat.  You only need to oil once.

6)  Drop the batter with a ladle.  Getting the circle shape is actually very easy.  Just drop it from a higher height, and the batter should flatten naturally into a circle.

7)  When bubbles start forming on the top, flip the pancake, and let it bake for about 20 seconds.

8)  Remove from heat, place on cooling rack, and cover your pancakes with a moist towel.

Dorayaki buns

My recipe made 10 buns, but it depends on how big you make your pancakes.
Now, just scoop red bean paste into 2 buns, and you are done!

NO!  Not enough red bean paste!

YES!  Red bean paste galore!
I am pretty much a red bean addict, so any dessert with red bean in it automatically gets +10 red bean points.  I mean brownie points...hehe

Made by Cathy.