Dorayakis, the most popular sweet in Japan
Currently, we can affirm that practically all countries consume Japanese food. Certainly, sushi and ramen are two very popular dishes in Japan and increasingly in other parts of the world. Even so, the most traditional dishes of Japanese culinary culture are still unknown. For this reason, we want to give you the famous Japanese recipe of Dorayakis.
Dorayaki is known worldwide for being Doraemon’s favourite sweet. It was invented in 1914 by the Usagiya pastry shop in Tokyo. Nowadays, the establishment is a place of pilgrimage for many fans of this cake.
The famous Dorayaki recipe
The Dorayaki consists of two circular biscuits filled with anko (candied red bean). Also, you can fill them with chestnut cream, jam, chocolate, fruit, etc. The recipe is very easy and quick to prepare.
Ingredients for the dough
- 2 eggs
- 25 g of sugar
- 80 ml of water
- 150 g of flavour
- 60 g of honey
- 5 g of baking powder
Ingredients for the filling
- 70 g of red beans
- 5 g of glucose
- 60 g of sugar
- Pinch of salt
Procedure for the dough
First of all, you must take a large recipient. Then, you must pour the flour, sugar and eggs, and stir everything very well. When mixed, you have to add the yeast, water and honey.
Secondly, you must beat all the ingredients with a blender until you get a completely homogeneous mixture. The mixture should have a semi-liquid consistency.
After that, you should let the dough cool in the fridge for 20-30 minutes.
Next, heat some oil in a pan over medium heat. Use a ladle to pour some dough into the pan and when bubbles start coming out, turn it over.
Finally, when the biscuits are cooked, you must stack them 2 in 2 and then fill them.
Procedure for the filling
Firstly, you must put the red bean soak for 12 hours. Then, you must put the beans to boil for 30 minutes and strain them.
Next, you must bring the beans back to a boil and incorporate the glucose and sugar. These should be cooked until you get a homogeneous paste.
Finally, you can put the filling between two biscuits and get a perfect Doriyaki!
We hope you will be encouraged to cook the famous Japanese recipe of Dorayakis with your family! Anyway, we recommend you come to Japan and taste the traditional dorayakis.
If you are organizing a trip to Japan, do not forget to apply for Japanese visa. This document will be mandatory for travelling to Japan in 2020.