Dorayaki

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Okay, so a few weeks back I posted some photos of my deconstructed Dorayaki  and it has received so many positive feedback -  THANK YOU!

Now, I can't take credit for the original recipe it was found here.
I simply adapted it and removed some of the steps but giving pretty much the same results. 

You can see a video of the process here, edited by Craig this was done in collaboration with Bite Buddies. A community based initiative bringing together older and younger people through technology and cooking.

This post is for making the pancakes, the Anko (red bean paste) is very easy, it's just adzuki beans cooked in sugar with a pinch of salt to balance out the flavours a bit. With the red bean paste, I like to blend half of it and mix it back in with the unblended beans. This gives a yummy, contrast in texture and flavour - the creamy pulverised sweet beans and the rougher texture of the whole beans make for a delicious partnership.


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For these pancakes, #I used 1 cup flour and 1/4 cup glutinous rice flour, this gave them a springy firmer texture. This recipe is dairy free - I used soy milk but you can use whatever milk you prefer. If you are looking for some variations on the recipe below, substitute 1/4 cup flour for coco powder,  or coconut flour ( with coconut flour you'll have to increase the milk as this flour takes up a lot of liquid) or use a teaspoon of matcha powder for some robust antioxidant action and a magnificent green colour. 

They may well become your favourite pancakes once you've tried them.


Let's cook!


Dorayaki


Ingredients

makes 8-12 pancakes


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Dry ingredients

Wet ingredients



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Preparation

Get two large clean bowls put the wet ingredients in one bowl and the dry ingredients in the other bowl.


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Whisk all the wet ingredients together, making sure the eggs have been mixed well in the milk, put this egg and milk mixture to one side.

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Place a sieve over the egg and milk mixture and sift the dry ingredients into this, take a hand whisk and mix the flour and egg mixture together. 



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This should result in a thick but fluid batter, if it is too thick and runs slowly off the whisk when raised add 1 serving spoon of milk and whisk. You want a thick but fluid batter that spreads slowly when poured.


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Place a clean frying pan on medium heat, and add a little oil, wipe away any excess.
Take a serving spoon or shallow ladle full of the batter and place this in the centre of the pan, the batter will naturally spread into a circle on it's own. 


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Once air bubbles start forming on top of the batter in the pan, use a spatula to gently flip the pancake over. It should be beautifully soft and brown on the opposite side, leave this for about 20 seconds then remove it from the pan onto a clean plate. 


Cover with clingfilm, and repeat the above process till you have used up all the batter. 



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Add what ever filling you like, or serve it cut in lengths as I did for my deconstructed version.


Done!

Here I have it in the traditional way -  two pancakes with anko (red bean paste - homemade).



                        Bon App├ętit!!


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Till next time, EAT mindfully, DRINK responsibly, and EXERCISE your mind and body!!!





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