Friday, February 20, 2015

RECIPE: Dorayaki, Japanese pancake with Red Bean Filling

Dorayaki is a Japanese sweet pancake with red bean paste filling. You can find them as snacks at Japanese grocery stores. They are very easy to make, so I decided to make a big batch today.

2 Eggs
80g White Sugar
1 tbsp Honey
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
50ml Water (1.69 fl. oz)
130g Cake Flour (4.59 oz)
1~3 tsp Water to adjust the thickness of the batter
Red Bean Paste

1. Mix all ingredients together. (Except the 1-3 tsp water and red bean paste)
2. Let mixture sit for 30 minutes.
3. Heat up the griddle in medium heat.
4. Using a ladle, pour batter on griddle. Try to make a round pancake.

Batter with Ladle
5. Wait for a few minutes or until you see bubbles on pancake. Flip the pancake.
6. Cook the other side for around 10-20 seconds.
7. Place cooked pancake on a large plate for later.
Bubbles Showing up on Pancake
8. Add red bean paste on one pancake.
9. Finish up with another pancake on top. (Like a burger)

Adding Red Bean Paste Filling to the Pancake
Dorayaki with Green Tea
The pancake itself tastes great with addition of honey! Red bean paste I used is the premade ones from Tokyo Fish Market, Berkeley. Of course, it will be best to make your own red bean paste. It is pretty easy but it takes time.

If you have a slow cooker, you just need to add a lot of water to the red bean. Cook for around 6-8 hours until it is soften. Drain out the water from the red bean. Cook the red bean in a small pot and mix until the soft red bean becomes paste. Add sugar to your taste.

Start by ordering your ingredients on Amazon today!

Wedderspoon 100% Raw Manuka Honey KFactor 16 500g

Y.S. Eco Bee Farms Raw Honey - 22 oz

Sakura Cherry Blossom Honey Syrup 5.1oz

Pillsbury Softasilk Cake Flour - 32 oz - 2 pk

Nisshin Violet Komugiko Flour, 2.20 Ounce

Bob's Red Mill Baking Soda, 16 oz

ARM & HAMMER Baking Soda, 13.5 Pound

Koshi an (Fine Sweeted Red Bean Paste) - 17.6oz (Pack of 1)


  1. These are absolutely delious. Ii love them.

    1. @Yolanda, thanks for visiting! Hope you will try to make them too!

  2. Those look so yummy!! I have always wanted to try those!

  3. These look easy to make, honestly I am going to have to look up how to make red bean paste (first I heard of it) but I am going to give these a try that is for sure.

    1. Definitely very easy to make! It's like making a sandwich! ^_^ If you can, there are some pre-made red bean paste that you can get from Asian market. That will save you a lot of time.

  4. A creative looking breakfast I will be happy to try out for sure.

  5. this is def a required taste i never had bean paste in pancakes but it does sound interesting

  6. I loved dorayaki when I was in Japan, they were my favourite sweets (alongside with mochi!). Thanks for the recipe, I hope to be able to find the red bean paste here in Italy so I can cook them

  7. Never tried dorayaki...but each one of these fantastic recipes get better

  8. Wasn't sure about these the first time I had them, but I love them now!

  9. They look so good, I've never seen them before. Are they ever made small like a cookie or a whoopie? I'd like to try that!

  10. I hope to try this recipe this summer ^^

  11. These look so amazing! I'm def making them when I get home.

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