Dorayaki recipe is one of the popular, cute, and tasty Japanese recipes. It belongs to traditional wagashi (Japanese sweet) and is a type of pancake that is made from sweet red bean paste (Anko) sandwiched between two fluffy honey pancakes. So, therefore it can be referred to as red bean pancake or Japanese pancake. This is the most delicious recipe which spreads among both children and adults.
This Dorayaki recipe is a recipe that can make at home easily. Although they are dark brown rounded pancakes, the surface of this food is smooth. It can be eaten as an appetizer, snack, or sweets. As described in thespruceeats, It is also known as Mikasa, from Mount Mikasa in Nara, which is next to Osaka.
Dorayaki is different from regular pancakes. Dorayaki has a very distinct appearance. The flavor and texture of Dorayaki are more like the Japanese “Kasutera” sponge cake. Also, it is a soft, moist, and fluffy pancake.
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History of Dorayaki Recipe
Dorayaki is originated from Japan many years ago in the early 1900s. This food is based on the shape of a gong (Dora is the Japanese word for that). Gong is a Japanese musical instrument. That’s why this food is known as Dora-Yaki.
In Kansai region of Japan, Dorayaki is called as “Mikasayama Manju”. In Japan, has the famous mountain Wakakusayama in Nara prefecture is called Mikasayama. The shape of the gentle slope of that mountain is a round shape. It looks like the Dorayaki shape.
It is portable food also it can be taken to a picnic, school or to a work. Also, it can be served for a party, friend gatherings, and snack parties. It is a lovely treat that can be enjoyed with a Matcha latte or Hojicha.
Ingredients of Dorayaki Recipe
- All-purpose Flour
- Baking Powder
- Red Bean Paste
Generally, Anko which is a sweet red bean paste is used as the filling for Dorayaki recipe. Nowadays there is so many filling variations for Dorayaki. Custard, Fresh Cream, Chestnuts are some of the fillings. This dorayaki recipe is the traditional Dorayaki filled with Anko.
- 2 Eggs (Large)
- 50 grams Sugar
- 1 tbsp Honey
- ½ tsp Vanilla
- 100 grams All purpose Flour
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 2 tbsp Water
- Red Bean Paste
- Take a bowl and add eggs, sugar, honey, vanila and mix well.
- Add flour and baking powder into another bowl and sift them.
- Add sifted flour into mixed egg.
- Then, mix them well.
- Add water and mix well.
- Cover the bowl and keep aside for 10 minutes.
- After 10 minutes, take the batter to half of a cup and pour into a pan and cook one side. When bubbles com out, then flip the pan cake.
- Make pancakes from all the batter.
- Then, take 1 pancake and spread red bean paste (Anko), and put another pancake on the top.
- Now, ready dorayaki. Enjoy it.