Japanese pan cake with anko (Dorayaki, どら焼き)

Dorayaki is Doraemon’s favourite food. I did not expect that we can make Dorayaki on our own. Good oyatsu (snacks in Japanese) with a glass of milk, or a cup of green tea!

Ingredients

  • Eggs: 3
  • Sugar: 150 g
  • Honey: 1 tablespoon
  • Mirin: 1 tablespoon (otherwise 1 tablespoon of cooking sake and 1 teaspoon of sugar)
  • Baking soda: 1 teaspoon
  • Water (A): 50 cc
  • All-purpose flour: 180 g
  • Water (B): 50 cc
  • Anko: Adjust for your taste (to learn how to prepare anko, check this page.)

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, beat 3 eggs and add some sugar. Then add mirin and honey. Whisk well until the mixture becomes fluffy.
  2. Dissolve baking soda in a water (A). Sift flour into the bowl and mix all together gently. Keep in a fridge to rest for about 30 minutes.
  3. Add water (B) and mix them.
  4. Grease oil in a frying pan and heat it. Then turn down the heat to low.
  5. With a ladle, pour 3 Tbsp. of the batter from about 10 cm above the pan to create 8 cm diameter pancakes.
  6. When you see the surface of the batter starts to bubble, flip over and cook the other side for 20 ~ 30 seconds.
  7. When the pancakes are cooked, cover with a plastic film or a wet cloth immediately to prevent drying. Continue making pancakes. You can cook 16~20 pancakes.
  8. Put some anko on a pancake. If the texture of anko is too thick, knead it by adding a small amount of water.
  9. Take another pancake and make a sandwich and wrap with a plastic film. Press their rim gently.

[TIPS]

Baking pancakes with a lid makes them moist and soft. Without the lid makes pancakes solid texture. You can cook in both ways depending on your taste.

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