Dorayaki refers to a Japanese pancake with red bean filling and it is one of the ever-popular cartoon character, Doraemon's favourite snack. I often ponder on why was Doraemon so addicted to it and last weekend, I discovered the answer.
The pancake mixture is not too runny and once it sits on a hot pan, the added honey begins to brown, of which, gives the overall pancake a nice, browned appearance. It was a bit difficult to control how much tanning the pancake received but I got the hang of it towards the end (when I was running out of batter!).
I've got this easy recipe from Just one cookbook and I find that this is quite a reliable website for Japanese recipes.
2 tbsp honey
160g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp water
A packet of red bean paste for spreading
Mix the eggs, sugar and honey together in a bowl until it is well-combined. Sift in the flour and baking powder before placing the bowl in the fridge for 15 minutes. Incorporate 2 tbsps of water to the mixture, to loosen it, do not add this if it is already runny.
Heat a pan with oil and scoop a ladle of batter into the pan. Flip the pancake once it is beginning to brown and when it is done, spread some red bean paste and sandwich it together!