|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 1 to 2|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 27g||35%|
|Saturated Fat 4g||18%|
|Total Carbohydrate 191g||70%|
|Dietary Fiber 8g||30%|
|Total Sugars 122g|
|Vitamin C 0mg||1%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Traditional Japanese confection dorayaki is made of two hand-sized American-style pancakes sandwiched together with a sweet filling, the most popular of which is azuki red beans (anko). However, custard, chestnuts (kuri), and cream (matcha cream, cream with fruits, etc.) are also popular. Dorayaki is a much-loved favorite among both children and adults in Japan. This dorayaki recipe is made the traditional way filled with anko.
Dorayaki may be perfect for people who have never had any traditional Japanese sweets because it doesn’t have any unusual ingredients. When tasting dorayaki for the first time, you might think it's similar to pancakes with whipped cream - just delicious! Dorayaki is also called mikasa, from Mount Mikasa in Nara, which is next to Osaka.
The soft, moist, and fluffy pancake with sweet red bean filling goes perfectly with warm and slightly bitter Japanese green tea. Enjoy this dorayaki as an on-the-go treat or as a lunchtime dessert.
Gather the ingredients.
Put eggs and sugar in a bowl and whisk very well.
Dissolve baking soda in water.
Add water into egg mixture.
Add sifted flour into egg mixture gradually.
Heat a skillet or hot plate and lightly oil it.
Pour a scoop of the batter into the skillet and make a small pancake (about 3 to 4 inches in diameter).
Turn over when bubbles appear on the surface.
Repeat this process for each pancake.
Cool the pancakes.
Make pairs of pancakes, and put a scoop of anko sweet beans between them.
- If you would like to make thicker pancakes, simply add less water (or milk).
- You can also try kuri chestnuts to fill your dorayaki, or mix 150 grams of prepared azuki beans with 200 milliliters of whipping cream for a luxurious azuki cream filling.
- These treats are delicious hot or cold.
- If there are any leftovers, dorayaki will last about 1 to 3 days. Put in an airtight container or wrap in plastic wrap; these pancakes can be left on the counter or refrigerator. If you want them warm, simply reheat in the microwave for approximately 15 to 20 seconds.