No60 [HARUYO’S RECIPE] Dorayaki (Dora cakes)


1 Wash the aduki beans, then boil in a large amount of water.
2 When the water boils, add a bit of cold water to prevent it from boiling too fiercely. Repeat several time.
3 Simmer until the water turns red.
4 Drain the beans and rinse with cold water.
5 Put the beans in a saucepan with water to cook.
6 When cooked (a bean is easy to squash with your finger tips), place in a bowl and put to one side.
7 Pour away the water, cover the beans with more cold water. Repeat until the water is clear.
8 Place beans in a cloth and squeeze out water.
9 Put the sugar, glucose syrup and beans in a saucepan.
10 cook until they form a paste.
11 Put on a plate and leave to cool.

crack the eggs into a bowl and add sugar.
2 Dissolve the bicarbonate of soda in 10g of water, and add to the eggs with the honey and mirin.
Add the sieved flour and mix together.
If the batter is too stiff, add a little water.
heat a frying pan and put in a little batter.
When bubbles appear, turn the pancake.
Allow to cook for 30 seconds.
Lay the little pancakes on a cloth.
Place one on top of another in pairs and leave to cool.
10 Spread anko between each pair of pancakes.


INGREDIENTS (for 25 filled pancakes)


For the anko (red bean paste):

250g aduki beans
300g sugar
50g glucose syrup

For the pancakes:
5 eggs
30g honey
30g mirin (sweet rice wine)
3g bicarbonate of soda
10g water
230g white flour