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Sunday, July 18, 2021

Dorayaki



Dorayaki is a traditional Japanese sweet made with red bean paste filled inside honey pancakes. This is one of the sweet treat you can say no to. This is an eggless recipe using aquafaba.


The red bean paste with the honey pancakes tastes amazing. I guarantee that it is hard to stop with one. It is easier to make bite sized too to serve as treats in parties. The red bean filling is very similar to our Puran Poli filling made with chana dal. Also we make a sweet and salty stir-fry with adzuki bean in our home and is a traditional one. So the flavors of this pancake filling reminds of our food and hence always loved in our home. I made my own red bean paste but store-bought ones work too. Since it is a pancake sandwich, it would be a great idea to use a standard amount of batter for uniform sized pancakes. 


I followed my recipe from Chopstick Chronicles and made some changes to make a eggless one. This recipe uses aquafaba for eggs and gives the perfect fluffiness to the pancakes. Traditional recipe uses mirin and I have substituted with rice vinegar. The added honey gives a perfect taste and enhances the sweetness of the treat. These are the changes I made. To make it vegan use maple syrup instead of honey.

My niece loved to watch Doraemon when she was young and whenever I hear the name Dorayaki, I always remember her childhood face and the way she was happy to even hear the name Doraemon. When I was reading, I found that Dorayaki is Doraemon's favorite snack! Great right! I tried even the wholewheat version and loved it too. Olympics are always fun and used to watch them from my childhood days. Since the Summer Olympics is being held in Japan, I wanted to try a recipe from the host country. I try to veganise many recipes from the Japanese cuisine. We love Japanese curry and the Japanese Steamed Curry Buns are our favorite. 

Welcome to #SummerGamesWeek 2021 hosted by Amy from House of Nash Eats!  We are celebrating the start of the Tokyo Games with over 50 recipes representing more than 25 countries competing in the upcoming Summer Games! Come join me and my fellow Summer Games Week bloggers as we bring you recipes from appetizers to drinks to entrĂ©es and desserts!

Monday #SummerGamesWeek Recipes

  • Yakitori representing Japan by House of Nash Eats
  • Mixed Berry Scones representing the United Kingdom by Simply Inspired Meals
  • Instant Pot Chicken Adobo representing the Philippines by Lemon Blossoms
  • Crepes representing France by Devour Dinner
  • Chicken Gyoza representing Japan by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
  • Chimichurri Sauce representing Argentina by Take Two Tapas
  • Pork Satay representing Thailand by A Day in the Life on the Farm
  • Island Banana Bread representing the Bahamas by Our Good Life
  • Hibachi Chicken representing Japan by Palatable Pastime
  • Mititei representing Romania by That Recipe
  • Dorayaki representing Japan by Magical Ingredients
  • Thai Chicken Pizza representing Thailand by The Spiffy Cookie
  • Peach Cobbler representing the USA by The Redhead Baker
  • Kefta Salad representing the Middle East by Art of Natural Living

  • Ingredients
    Makes 5 sandwiches

    All-purpose flour - 1 cup
    Baking powder - 1 tsp
    Honey -1 tbsp
    Rice vinegar - 1 tbsp
    Aquafaba - 6 tbsp
    Water - 2 to 3 tbsp
    Sugar - 1/2 cup
    Adzuki bean paste - 10 tbsp


    Method

    Mix the flour with baking powder.


    Beat the aquafaba well till it is a little pale. 


    Add honey, rice vinegar and beat. 


    Fold in the flour. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.


    After 30 minutes, add water and make to a batter.


    Heat oil in a pan and use a scoop to make same size pancakes. Cook for 4 minutes on each side. Repeat with all of the batter.


    Place about 2 tbsp of red bean paste and make a sandwich with pancakes. 


    Repeat with all the pancakes making sandwiches. 

    Serve immediately or wrap them tightly and store.

    8 comments:

    1. I'll bet these are wonderful. I have used red bean paste for moon cakes and they were a great hit.

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    2. What a fabulous treat for everyone to enjoy while watching opening ceremonies. So Excited!

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    3. This dorayaki made such a great meal for the whole family! The honey pancakes were a hit! The red bean paste complimented the pancakes quite nicely without taking over the flavor completely. So delicious!

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    4. I cannot wait to try these. They sound so amazing!

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    5. I love red bean paste so I'm sure these are absolutely delicious! And such a fun and easy treat that is different from the norm. Can't wait to try them!

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    6. I've never heard of these but they sound like such a unique dessert. My son studied Japanese at school and would love these.

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    7. I failed the one time I tried to use aquafaba. Your detailed instructions look really helpful!

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    8. Those pancakes are pure perfection. I've never tried red bean paste though but it sounds yummy!

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