Dorayaki

Dorayaki


I recently realized that I have not been participating in many food blogging events lately and I resolved to fix that. One upcoming event that caught my attention was the My Legume Love Affair event being hosted by Coco Cooks and this months theme was starters and desserts. I immediately thought about Japanese sweets with red bean paste and there were a few that were on my list of things that I wanted to try. At the top of my list was dorayaki which are essentially a pancake sandwich filled with sweet red bean paste. You should be able to find the sweet red bean paste at your local Asian grocery store or you can make your own red bean paste and it is pretty easy. The dorayaki are pretty simple to make as well. It is just a matter of making some pancakes and then sticking them together with the red bean paste in the middle. The dorayaki turned out really well! I don't know what it is about sweet red bean paste but I like it a lot and it went really well sandwiched between these pancakes. I also liked this pancake recipe as they came out nice and light and fluffy and perfectly golden brown.

Dorayaki

(makes 4 dorayaki)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
2 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon honey
1 cup flour
1/2 cup red bean paste (tsubushian)

Directions:
1. Mix the eggs and sugar.
2. Mix the baking soda into the water and mix it into the eggs.
3. Mix in the honey and flour.
4. Heat a pan with a touch of oil.
5. Pour enough batter to make a 4 inch diameter pancake.
6. Heat until the surface starts to bubble and the bottom is golden brown, about 2-3 minutes.
7. Flip the pancake and cook the other side until the bottom is golden brown, about 1-2 minutes.
8. Make a sandwich out of two of the pancakes with red bean paste filling.

Other Japanese treats:
Ichigo Daifuku
Azuki (Red Bean) Ice Cream

Related:
How to make red bean paste

Similar Recipes:
English Muffins

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57 comments:

Sara said...

those look fantastic! i am OBSESSED with red bean and pancakes! totally making this asap!

Steph said...

I love Japanese desserts.. they're sooo good! Red bean past is so addicting and homemade is even better. These look way yummier than the ones I bought at T & T

Ninette said...

Your pancakes came out perfect! If you want to use more bean paste, try out some sesame balls which are on my blog.

Sharon said...

Red beans are my favorite! Totally love it. Red bean dessert soup is amazing too!

Sean said...

Funny because I had these today! Your cakes look great!

Christelle said...

Humm, I love Japanese food, and I will definitely try these, your cakes/pancakes look absolutely perfect! :O

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

I have never heard of those before Kevin, but they look great.

I'm going to have to check out the red bean paste, I've never tried that either!

Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Mrs Erg├╝l said...

I still have some dried azuki red beans! and it really needs some using! i will get to it soon!

Sara said...

This looks so interesting. I've never had red bean paste before, but I want to try it!

gilda said...

ohh i love these, i've never made these before but always get these from the street food vendor in little tokyo. they're perfect tiny sweets

glamah16 said...

It's odd about the sweet red bean paste. It is surprisingly good. And healthy to boot. These would be great for a brunch or tea.
Thank you entering the event this month. I know we all get busy, and I am happy you rose to the occasion.

Power Kites Sale said...

Dorayaki? It's my first time to head of it. But i think it's yummy.

Mary said...

I learn something every time I come here, Kevin. It really is a pleasure.

Y said...

Love how fluffy and puffy those look :)

Treehouse Chef said...

Wow! This looks delicious and unique. Love the new look on your blog. Thanks for sharing.

Angela said...

Thank you so much for this recipe! My mom loves dorayaki, so I'll definitely try this out some time. :)

Poornima Nair said...

That looks so delicious...the pancakes are just perfect, really tempting.

Christina Kim said...

These look soft, pillowy, and delicious!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Your Japanese pancakes look beautiful and so tempting! A gorgeous creation!

Cheers,

Rosa

Jude said...

Great stuff, Kevin. Looks exactly how I remember it.

My Asian Kitchen said...

bravo!! you are so talented,make doriyaki so beautiful!! thank for sharing your recipe:P

Jennifer said...

Ive never had red bean paste before... let alone it with pancakes!!! sounds great!

noobcook said...

You're really good to make this at home, looks so yummy

Jeanne said...

It's a funny thing, red bean paste - on paper it just sounds like particularly odd idea, but then you taste it and it's strangely compelling. And addictive! I had a read bean paste "scone" in Chinatown recently, which was more like ateamed dim sum dumplning filled with paste - but still delicious. Love your dorayaki :)

Sylvie said...

Kevin, one of the many things I love about your blog is that you keep introducing me to foods I never heard of all the time.

Darius T. Williams said...

You know what? I make THE WORST pancakes in the world. Maybe I'll try this recipe and see how far I can ge.t

Joanne said...

I love Asian pastries but always thought they were impossible to make. Thanks for making it seem totally doable, these look great!

Netts Nook said...

I have had red bean ice cream before but nothing like this it looks wonderful.

Bellini Valli said...

I will have to add this creative dish to my things to try Levin:D

Dawn said...

I just love new creative foods. I've never heard of these, but when I saw the mini pic in my rss feed I had to click and see. Looks so good!

Debbie said...

Looks wonderful. I'm always finding and learning something new on your site!

Marta said...

I've never worked with red bean paste, but this looks great! I think there's so much room for experimentation here now, I see myself putting the paste in muffins and other non-asian baked goods. Anything to get the kids eating their legumes! Great post Nick, you're so diverse :)

Grace said...

well, i know i love pancakes and i know i love beans, so even though i've never tried red bean paste, i have a feeling that i'd love dorayaki. thanks for the intro!

Phyllis said...

Mmmm...yummy. Love red bean paste! I've had obanyaki and taiyaki before but never dorayaki. Thanks for the recipe!

Kelly said...

OMG! I love these!! We get them fromt he Asian market by our house and I always wondered what the cakes were made of! Thank you for posting this recipe!

Bridgett said...

Wow, those look so yummy! Creative and delicious, you can't beat that!

Pam said...

I've never had dorayaki but it looks really interesting and tasty.

Jessica said...

I'm not familiar with sweet red bean paste, but they look great!

Vincent Wibowo said...

OMG. Can't believe that you made dorayaki. I usually buy them at Japantown since i'm too lazy to make them. Maybe I should try it out one of these days. They look so good.

diva said...

i cnanot live without dorayaki. most of my friends know how i go nowhere without dorayaki and if i havne't got any from the market, i head straight to my favourite Japanese patisserie to pick up some to last me the week. In fact, I just got a whole pack of them earlier this week. Gosh, they're so good!!! :) lovin this post.

xx
diva aka
dorayaki-girl

Lisa said...

I really like azuki beans and this sounds like a wonderful way to enjoy them.

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

Very interesting combination.

Janet_Gourmet Traveller 88 said...

I always buy the commercial made ones, I am not aware you can make them yourself too! I have to try to make some too. Yours look just perfect!

Pam said...

My daughters love this paste! I'm going to have to learn how to make this.

mirtilla said...

Che buoni!!!

Amelia said...

This brings back sweet memories of one of my favorite childhood snacks! I'll have to make these for my little boys now /=) Thanks for sharing!

ARUNA said...

this looks fantastic, i will try it today!

msmeanie said...

yay for loving legumes! Your dessert looks great!

meeso said...

Those look awesome, so delicious! Great job!

Kerstin said...

Oh yum - what a great idea! I've never had dorayaki, but I love the sweet buns filled with red bean paste in Chinatown, so I know I would enjoy these too!

Bobby said...

This is awesome! I have always wanted to get into some different types of desserts, these look great and very creative.

reika said...

I can't believe dorayaki is real! I grew up watching this Japanese cartoon robot cat whose favorite snack is dorayaki. I thought it was only a made up food! Thanks for the recipe, Kevin. I'll try this one soon.

Arubiina said...

Kevin,
Joining the rest, I would like to say that your dorayaki look amazing. I have been following your blog for some time and I have to say that you are a fantastic cook. Your tips and recipes have proved to be helpful for me.

Spryte said...

That sounds AMAZING!!

Susan said...

Adorable little sandwiches! When I knew I would be using azuki for MLLA10, I considered these.

Beautifully done!

Mami said...

I love dorayaki.i am glad that dorayaki was shown anyone else on your blog.Because I am a Japanese!!
And do youknow Doraemon of japanese anime?

Anonymous said...

This is the first time I visited the website and decided to try something different. It tasted great! Just like the way I remembered when I was growing up in Hong Kong.

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