Dorayaki (revisited)

Dorayaki (revisited)

A few years ago I tried my hands on making dorayakis because Ash absolutely loves them. Time moved on and Ash grown up, now with a little brother in the house too. But his love for dorayaki stayed the same and it is also the case for little Ellison. My lovely friend Bonnie would send us food parcel from Hong Kong that contains a few packs of these beauty.

Obviously, what the kids want, what the kids get… so I have been making them once in a while and I have been trying different recipes. Here’s one quite different to the last one I tried, I find this one easier to flip but texture is a bit less spongy. But check out my other attempt here.


Course: Dessert
Servings: 4


  • Frying pan
  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk


Honey pancake batter

  • 2 eggs
  • 50 g caster sugar
  • 80 g cake flour use plain flour if you don't have cake flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 15 g honey
  • 10 ml water
  • oil

Red bean paste

  • ready made sweetened red bean paste


  • In a mixing bowl, mix eggs and sugar together, whisk.
  • Sieve in flour, baking powder and whisk to mix again.
  • Pour in honey, mix. Cover and leave to rest for 15 minutes.
  • Add in 10ml of water and mix.
  • Using a kitchen towel, wipe some oil on the pan, then wipe clean the pan again.
  • Heat the pan on a medium-low heat.
  • Using a little ladle, pour the batter into the middle of the pan from about 10cm above. This forms a round shape!
  • Cook for about 2 minutes, or until lots of bubbles are forming all over the pancake, using a spatula, flip over. Cook for another 30 seconds or so.
  • Transfer to a plate and repeat with the rest of the batter. You should get 8 pancakes this way.
  • Take a pancake and load it up with the red bean paste! Form a little mount so it makes a gorgeous dome shape.
  • Cover with another pancake and pinch the edges together.
  • You can eat straight away but if you cling film them and leave for a day or so, the moisture from the bean paste goes into the pancake and makes it even nicer! Enjoy!


  • The first one always turn out funny!
  • In between each pancake, lift the pan off the heat, wipe with oil (but don’t leave oil on the pan), and wave the pan in the air for a bit to cool slightly 🙂
  • Wait till the bubbles formed before you flip!

Let me know how you get on with these, or if you made adjustments!

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