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Dorayaki

Doraemon's favorite treat.

This recipe makes about 6 dorayakis (3 1/2" diameter)

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cup (150 g) cake flour
  • 1/3 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) granular sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon mirin (or 1 tablespoon Japanese sake and 1 teaspoon sugar)
  • 1/6 - 1/4 cup (40-60 cc) water
  • a few tablespoons salad oil
  • 3/4 cup (300 g) anko

Instructions:

  1. Sift flour and baking soda together:
    • 1 1/4 cup (150 g) cake flour
    • 1/3 teaspoon baking soda
  2. Whisk eggs by hand in a bowl and add the following ingredients in the listed order. Blend each ingredient well. An electric mixer is not recommended, because it will create too many bubbles in the batter.
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 cup (100 g) granular sugar
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
    • 1 tablespoon salad oil
    • 1 tablespoon mirin (or 1 tablespoon Japanese sake and 1 teaspoon sugar)
  3. Add half of the flour and whisk until the flour is incorporated. Add the rest of the flour and whisk until the flour is well blended with the eggs.
  4. Add water gradually. Check the consistency of the batter. If you are using large eggs, add 1/6 cup (40 cc) of water; otherwise, add 1/4 cup of (60 cc) water.
    • 1/6 - 1/4 cup (40-60 cc) water
  5. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 15 minutes. Heat an iron pan at high heat until it just starts to smoke. Remove the pan from the heat to let it cool down a bit and turn the stove down to low heat. Oil the pan very lightly with a piece of paper towel. Fill your ladle with batter and pour the batter into the center of the pan. Immediately cover with a lid. Flip it over when the surface has bubbles and looks dry. Note: If you use too much oil, it creates a blotchy pattern when it is cooked. The iron pan shown in the photos is 6 inches in diameter.

    Remove excess oil with paper towel.

    Cover with a lid. When you see bubbles and the batter looks dry, it is ready to flip.

    Use very little oil. If you use too much oil, it creates a blotchy pattern.

  6. You will have about 12 pancakes. Put 2 tablespoons of anko on a pancake, flatten the anko and put another pancake on top to make a sandwich.


    Photo courtesy of ahiruparis.
    Thank you for trying my recipe!
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