Dora Cake/ Dorayaki – Stuffed Fluffy Golden Pan Cakes From Japan | How to make Dora Cake/ Dorayaki – Stuffed Fluffy Golden Pan Cakes From Japan

By Shaheen Ali  |  6th Apr 2018  |  
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Dora Cake/ Dorayaki – Stuffed Fluffy Golden Pan Cakes From Japanby Shaheen Ali
  • Prep Time

    10

    mins
  • Cook Time

    10

    mins
  • Serves

    4

    People

4

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About Dora Cake/ Dorayaki – Stuffed Fluffy Golden Pan Cakes From Japan Recipe

Dorayaki(どら焼き, どらやき, 銅鑼焼き, ドラ焼き) is a type of Japanese confection, а red-bean pancake which consists of two small pancake-like patties made from castella wrapped around a filling of sweet Azuki red bean paste. Dorayaki are similar to Imagawayaki, but the latter are cooked with the batter completely surrounding the bean paste filling and are often served hot. The original Dorayaki consisted of only one layer. Its current shape was invented in 1914 by Usagiya in the Ueno district of Tokyo. In Japanese, dora means “gong”, and because of the similarity of the shapes, this is probably the origin of the name of the sweet. Legend has it that the first Dorayaki were made when a samurai named Benkei forgot his gong (dora) upon leaving a farmer’s home where he was hiding and the farmer subsequently used the gong to fry the pancakes, thus the name Dorayaki.

Dora Cake/ Dorayaki – Stuffed Fluffy Golden Pan Cakes From Japan

Ingredients to make Dora Cake/ Dorayaki – Stuffed Fluffy Golden Pan Cakes From Japan

  • eggs 4
  • all purpose flour 1 cup
  • Powdered sugar 2/3 cup
  • Baking powder 1 tsp
  • honey 2 tbsp
  • water 2 tbsp
  • oil few drops
  • Strawberry jam For filling or Nutella or reduction of Mix fruit (i used Nutella)

How to make Dora Cake/ Dorayaki – Stuffed Fluffy Golden Pan Cakes From Japan

  1. Break eggs in a bowl and add powdered sugar and honey. Whisk well till light & fluffy.
  2. Take all purpose flour and baking powder and sieve into the egg mix. Stir well till smooth.
  3. Now add 2 tbsp of water and stir again to make a flowing batter.
  4. Heat a non stick pan. Add few drops of oil and wipe it off with a tissue paper. Take another tissue paper and wipe off the dry pan once again. This will help in giving perfect golden base pan cakes.
  5. Keep the gas in medium flame ad now take 1/4 cup of batter and pour into the center of the pan. Do not spread it, let it spread by itself.
  6. Cook till you see bubbles appearing. This may take a minute or half.
  7. Flip immediately and cook the other part for 30secs. Be very careful while flipping as the pan cakes go brown to black in no time.
  8. Take off the pan cake on a plate. Make the rest pan cakes with left over batter using the same technique.
  9. For assembling take one pan cake with the golden base down and apply Nutella or any sweet filling you like generously. Place another pan cake with golden side up. Slightly press the sides of the pan cakes with your finger to seal them .
  10. Cut the pan cake from the center. Now you will get a pocket shape with nutella filling inside.
  11. Serve to kids with there favorite milkshake or drink.

Reviews for Dora Cake/ Dorayaki – Stuffed Fluffy Golden Pan Cakes From Japan (1)

Hema Mallik6 months ago

Thanks for sharing this recipe.
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