Dorayaki Pancakes

Ingredients

Red Bean Paste:
2 cups adzuki beans
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp maple syrup
Vanilla Custard
1 pint milk
2fl oz single cream
1 vanilla pod or ½ tsp vanilla extract
3 egg yolks
1oz caster sugar or xylitol
2½ level tsp cornflour
Dorayaki (makes 4 pancakes)
2 large eggs
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda (or bicarbonate of soda)
3 tbsp water
1 cup self raising flour
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1 tbsp of maple syrup

Preparation

1
Soak 2 cups of adzuki beans in cold water overnight.
2
The next morning, put the beans in a pan with clean water and bring to the boil.
3
Drain and replace the water with cold water.
4
Repeat this 2 times. This helps get rid of all the scum.
5
When the beans are soft, add in 1/2 cup of sugar and 1 tbsp of maple syrup.
6
Mash or blend to a smooth paste and set aside until you have made your pancakes.
7
Vanilla Custard
8
Bring the milk and cream and vanilla to the boil.
9
In a separate bowl whisk the egg yolks, sugar and cornflour.
10
Pour the hot milk and cream mixture on top of your egg yolks whisking as soon as possible.
11
Transfer the mixture back to the saucepan and simmer for 2-4 minutes.
12
Leave to cool until wobbly.
13
Whisk the eggs and sugar until light and fluffy.
14
Mix the baking soda and water in a separate bowl before adding to the egg mixture.
15
Sift in your flour.
16
Finally whisk in your vanilla essence.
17
Heat up a non-stick pan (no oil) and put enough batter to make a small pancake.
18
When bubbles start appearing, flip your pancake. When the pancake is done, leave to cool and cover with a damp tea towel so they don’t dry out.
19
When you have a pair of pancakes, put in a dollop of the adzuki paste or cooled custard in the centre of the pancake. Use the left over batter to create a seal and squeeze another pancake on the top. Leave to cool.

About

Dorayaki pancakes are the favourite food of Japanese manga character, Doreamon - a space cat with a magical four dimensional pocket. These pocket pancakes are very popular in Japan and are usually filled with red bean paste. Here's a tired and tested recipe for the three dimensional version.

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November 23, 2011

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