It's a traditional sweet made with pancakes with anko (sweet bean paste) filling. It's said that it's named after its shape which resembles dora (gong).
It's good to make dorayaki on an electric pan so that cakes turn evenly brown.
- 2 large or 3 small eggs
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 3 Tbsp water
- 1 cup all purpose flour, sifted
- 3/4 lb anko (sweet azuki bean paste)
- *vegetable oil for frying
Put eggs and sugar in a bowl and whisk very well.
Dissolve baking soda in water. Add the water in the egg mixture.
Add sifted flour in the egg mixture gradually.
Heat a skillet or hot plate and lightly oil it.
Pour a scoop of the batter into the skillet and make a small pancake. (*about 3-4 inches in diameter.)
Turn over when bubbles appear on the surface.
Repeat this process to make 8-10 pancakes.
Cool the pancakes.
Make pairs of pancakes and put a scoop of anko sweet beans between them.
*Makes 4 or 5 dorayaki cakes.