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Today I would like to share one of my favourite (and easiest) Japanese sweets: Dorayaki. I first tried homemade dorayaki after I met my husband.
The original are filled with anko, sweet red bean paste, which we make at home (I might share the recipe soon, since it is quite straight forward). However, you can find them with chocolate spread or custard and sometimes jam.
(For approximately 6 dorayaki)
150 g anko
100 g flour
30 g sugar
120 ml milk
1 tbsp mirin
1.5 tsp baking powder
Vegetable oil for frying
Start by mixing the egg and the sugar in a bowl, until a white foam will form. Add the milk and keep on mixing. Add the flour and the baking powder.
Heat up a frying pan and pour a little oil into the pan. Take a ladle and pour one scoop into the pan. It should have the size of a saucer, approximately. Once you see some bubbles forming on the surface, flip it over and cook until golden. Repeat until there is no more batter left.
Now on a plate, place one pancake, spread with anko or any other filling you are using and cover with another pancake. Continue with all your pancakes. Enjoy!
Have you ever tried Dorayaki? What do you think about them? Let me know in the comments below.