First Time Making Dorayaki

Great food finishes off fast. Only several days after the Hokkaido fair, we’re all done with everything. Craving for more, I decided to make some dorayaki.

For the ones who’s not familiar with dorayaki, it is a type of Japanese confection which consists of two small pancake-like patties made from castella wrapped around a filling of sweet red bean paste. It originally only had one layer, and the current shape was invented in 1914 by the Ueno Usagiya. In Japanese, dora means “gong”, and because of the simililarity of the shapes, this is probably the origin of the name of the sweet. Legend has it that the first Dorayaki were made when a samurai named Benkei forgot his gong (dora) upon leaving a farmerโ€™s home where he was hiding and the farmer subsequently used the gong to fry the pancakes, thus the name Dorayaki. (Wikipedia)

I use Nissin cake flour, egg, sugar and baking powder to make the batter. First batch came out like this.

Red bean paste was made of Hokkaido kidney beans. They didn’t have the small red beans this time though I think the smaller red beans taste better.

Second batch I leave it on for a longer time since my husband like it this way.

I made a double decker with the little pancake inside.

They tasted alright but not as fluffy as I wanted. So this is my first attempt of making dorayaki. Hope you enjoyed it.

9 Responses to First Time Making Dorayaki

  1. amynaree September 30, 2010 at 4:13 PM

    this looks yummy, thanks for sharing! i want to take a bite out of the pictures lol

  2. ~Lisa September 30, 2010 at 4:57 PM

    *gasp* So that’s what they’re called? I love em!!!!!!!!!! So yummeh!

  3. Georgina September 30, 2010 at 5:52 PM

    hmm.. pancakes with red bean paste sounds good! i want to try me some dorayaki soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

    babe, i stopped using the etude house lash thingies, i got lazy after seeing the results. hahaha. i wish i could give it away, but that would be unhygienic. LOL. ๐Ÿ˜›

  4. Isabel September 30, 2010 at 10:46 PM

    Hmm.. I think I did something similar in high school (cooking class lol) but it turned out sorta hard and not fluffy like we expected. Then my mum tasted it and she said it’ll be fluffy if I beat the batter in a certain way to trap the air inside

  5. Tammy October 1, 2010 at 12:38 AM

    I’m so hungry now.. O_O

  6. Lulu October 1, 2010 at 1:39 AM

    we make this at home too, so yum! it’s doraemon’s fav food, therefore it’s mine too, hahahahhaha

  7. Nic nic October 1, 2010 at 9:12 AM

    ahh i find dorayaki a little too dry but i generally love anything red bean ๐Ÿ˜€ I loveeee taiyaki tho!!

  8. Isabel October 2, 2010 at 4:04 AM

    I don’t really remember how it was but apparently it was really simple. Just use a whisk (the one that looks sorta round and long?) and beat it, pulling the batter upwards.

  9. Jien December 23, 2010 at 7:05 AM

    OMG! Dorayaki!!! I love anything with red bean and/or matcha!


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