Have you ever heard of Doraemon? It will be remembered not only by the “children of the Eighties” but also by children today; this cute blue cat, that gets into all sorts of adventures, goes crazy for dorayaki, one of the most famous snacks in Japan! These tasty pancakes, which can also be made in mini versions, resemble American pancakes but are prepared without the addition of fats and filled like a sandwich. In Japan, they are typically served stuffed with a sweet red bean sauce. We opted for a more “Western” filling…so in the editorial office, we chose hazelnut cream, while the operators and photographers preferred berry jam! Make these fluffy sweets with your favorite creams and jams for a nutritious breakfast or a tasty snack and make your kids happy, as they feel like the protagonists of their favorite cartoon!
Ingredients for 12 dorayaki (6 if filled)
All-purpose Flour 240g
Powdered Sugar 150g
Baking Powder 3g
Preparation: 10 min
Cooking: 20 min
Yield: 6 pieces
How to prepare Dorayaki
To prepare dorayaki, first pour the flour into a bowl 1, then add powdered sugar 2 and baking powder 3.
Now add the eggs 4, honey 5, and room temperature water 6 into the bowl.
Once you’ve added all the ingredients to the bowl, start beating with a whisk, slowly at first 7, then vigorously 8 until you get a lump-free and fluid consistency 9.
Heat a crepe pan (or a large non-stick pan), add a drizzle of oil, and spread it evenly with a piece of kitchen paper 10. Then pour a ladle of batter for each dorayaki (we recommend preparing a couple at a time) 11. The heat should be medium: this way, you won’t risk your dorayaki getting too dark. Depending on how much batter you use, you will get larger or smaller dorayaki. Wait about 3 minutes and as soon as small bubbles appear on the surface, flip them over 12.
Cook for another minute on the other side 13. Continue in this way until you finish the batter and stack your dorayaki as you go 14. You can already enjoy them plain or serve them like a sandwich by filling them with your favorite jams and creams 15!
Keep the batter for dorayaki in the refrigerator for a maximum of 12 hours. Once cooked, consume them on the same day. Alternatively, you can freeze them in specific bags, without filling them, and heat them up at the time of eating.
Flavor your dorayaki with vanilla seeds, or with orange or lemon zest!