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Chewy Western-Style Dorayaki

Chewy Western-Style Dorayaki

With just one bite of these chewy handmade dorayaki you'll be left craving more. I recommend filling them with Western-style cream.

Ingredients: 5 dorayaki

Egg
1
Sugar
40 g
A Shiratamako
50 g
A. Water
80 g
B Cake flour
40 g
B Baking powder
1/2 teaspoon
Vegetable oil
2 teaspoons
Recommended Cream (Easy-to-Make Amount):
Cream cheese
40 g
Heavy cream
100 ml
Sweet red beans (if you have them)
40 g
Brandy or other liquor (if you have it)
1.5 teaspoons
Sugar
as desired
Other cream, such as whipped cream or custard cream -- whatever you like

Steps

1. Allow the eggs to warm back up to room temperature. Combine the powder ingredients marked with B together. Add the A ingredients into a small bowl and mix well.
2. In a separate bowl, add the eggs and sugar and mix until pale.
3. Mix the ingredients in bowl 1 together once more.
4. Sift the powder ingredients from step 1 into the shiratamako mixture and fold in with a rubber spatula. Add the vegetable oil and mix again.
5. Cover the bowl with cling film and allow the mixture to rest at room temperature for 30 minutes. Then mix lightly.
6. Grease a non-stick frying pan with a little vegetable oil (not listed in ingredients) and spread it around the pan with a piece of kitchen paper. Put the pan on a low heat ('3' on an induction stove).
7. Pour about 2 tablespoons of mixture into the center of the pan and spread into a circle shape with the bottom of a ladle. When the surface of the pancake begins to bubble, flip it over, cook on the other side for 10 seconds and remove from the pan. You should be able to make 10 pancakes from your batter.
8. Add the sugared red beans to a bowl and sprinkle over a little brandy. Place the cream cheese in a bowl and let it return to room temperature, or soften a little in the microwave.
9. Blend the cream cheese and sugar together. Add the cream a little at a time and whip together well with a whisk. Add the sugared red beans and mix.
10. Chill the cream and then spread over the inside of one pancake. Place another pancake on top to create a sandwich.
11. Or you can choose to spread cream on one pancake and fold it in half instead.
12. Cut in half and arrange on a plate.
13. You could wrap each dorayaki individually, or use madeleine bags, and give them away as presents.

Story Behind this Recipe

I bought some chewy dorayaki at a supermarket and thought that I really wanted to try replicating them at home. I came to this recipe after trying out many different ingredient combinations. I based the cream off chikappe's cheese cream recipe (Recipe ID: 302339).