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How to Make Dorayaki – Authentic Dorayaki (Recipe Guide)

How to Make Dorayaki – Authentic Dorayaki (Recipe Guide)

Our full recipe guide on how to make Doyaraki one of the most popular breakfast in Japan.

Dorayaki is a beloved Japanese dessert consisting of two fluffy, sweet pancake-like cakes sandwiched around a filling of red bean paste. It’s famously known as the favorite treat of Doraemon, the classic anime character. Here’s a straightforward recipe to make Dorayaki at home.

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How to Make Dorayaki

Dorayaki Recipe Ingredients

How to Make Dorayaki – Authentic Dorayaki (Recipe Guide)

For the Pancakes:
2 large eggs
100g (1/2 cup) granulated sugar
1 tablespoon honey
160g (1 cup) all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
130ml (1/2 cup) water
1 tablespoon vegetable oil (for cooking)
For the Filling:
200g (about 1 cup) red bean paste (anko)
You can buy red bean paste at Asian grocery stores or make your own by simmering cooked, mashed azuki beans with sugar.

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Step By Step How to Make Dorayaki

  1. Prepare the Pancake Batter

In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar, and honey until the mixture is frothy. Sift the flour and baking powder into the mixture and whisk until just combined to avoid overmixing. Stir in the water until the batter is smooth. Let the batter rest for about 15 minutes; this helps the pancakes become fluffier.

How to Make Dorayaki – Authentic Dorayaki (Recipe Guide)
  1. Cook the Pancakes

Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-low heat and brush lightly with vegetable oil. Pour a small ladleful (about 2 tablespoons) of batter onto the skillet to form a 3-4 inch circle. When small bubbles start to appear on the surface and the edges begin to look dry (about 1-2 minutes), flip the pancake carefully and cook for another 1-2 minutes on the other side. The pancakes should be golden brown on both sides.

Remove the pancake from the skillet and place it on a plate. Cover with a clean kitchen towel to keep them soft. Repeat with the remaining batter.

  1. Assemble the Dorayaki

Take one pancake and spread a layer of red bean paste on one side. Be generous but also leave a small margin around the edges to prevent spilling. Place another pancake on top, pressing down gently to form a sandwich. Make sure the smooth sides of both pancakes are facing outward.

How to Make Dorayaki – Authentic Dorayaki (Recipe Guide)
  1. Serving

Dorayaki is best enjoyed fresh but can be wrapped and kept at room temperature for a day or refrigerated for up to three days. Serve as is, or with a side of whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream for an extra treat.

How to Make Dorayaki – Authentic Dorayaki (Recipe Guide)

Tips To Make Dorayaki

he batter should be slightly thicker than a typical pancake batter to help maintain the shape and fluffiness of the dorayaki. Keep the stove on medium-low heat to ensure the pancakes cook through without burning.
While red bean paste is traditional, you can also fill dorayaki with custard, chocolate spread, or fruit preserves to suit different tastes.

How to Make Dorayaki – Authentic Dorayaki (Recipe Guide)

How Many Calories Has A Dorayaki

A single dorayaki pancake with red bean paste is around 180 to 250 calories.

The pancake made from eggs, sugar, honey and flour is around 100 to 150 calories. A tablespoon of red bean paste has about 50 calories.

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