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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Dorayaki / Dora cakes

Dorayaki 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.

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, Says Wiki .

Doraemon characters fav food is dorayaki pancakes and so it is depicted as his favorite food (in the English dub. Doraemon is addicted to dorayaki and falls for any trap involving them. Since 2000, the company Bunmeido has been selling a limited version of dorayaki called Doraemon Dorayaki every year around March and September.

 Coming to the recipe. It's very simple and yummy. In the original recipe red bean paste is used as the stuffing. But I am using Nutella as the stuffing. Who doesn't want that? My kid just loved this version.


All purpose flour - 1 cup
Eggs -2
Sugar -1 cup
Milk - 3/4 th - 1 cup
Baking powder -1/2 tap
Salt - pinch
Nutella - required scoops

Method :

In a vessel, add the above mentioned ingredients except Nutella.
Whisk the wet ingredients together no then add the dry ingredients.
Keep it aside for 30 hour.
Heat a Tawa, add a ladle of batter to the Tawa. Add oil or butter if needed. I added oil.
It will be cooked in minutes. Flip over to the other side.
Make the small pancakes and keep it separately.
Now take a scoop of Nutella and place it on a pancake. Take another pancake and place on top of it and cover.
Nicely press the edges to stick together.

Yummy juicy chocolate flavoured pancakes or Dora cakes are ready to be grabbed.

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