Dorayaki with Chestnut Filling

Dorayaki with Chestnut Filling

These are moist, not-too-sweet dorayaki (small pancakes with a sweet filling). Once you've made the pancakes, you can fill them with anything you like. This is like a wagashi (traditional Japanese sweet) sandwich.

Ingredients: 10 6 cm diameter pancakes

Cake flour
100 g
Black pepper
1 teaspoon
A. Salt
a small amount
A. Sugar
65 g
A. Honey
10 g
2 tablespoons
Chestnut cream made with chestnuts simmered in their inner skins (Recipe ID: 431647)
to taste
Chestnuts simmered in their inner skins (Recipe ID: 428676)
to taste


1. Sift the cake flour and baking powder together. Add the "A" ingredients to the eggs, and beat with a hand mixer until it's pale and thick.
2. Add sifted flour and baking powder, and fold it in with a rubber spatula. Add milk, and mix until the batter is smooth and creamy.
3. Adjust the amount of milk added depending on how thick the batter is. (If the batter is too thick, it will be hard to handle when you're cooking.)
4. Thinly spread a frying pan with oil and heat over low heat. Put in the batter in 1 heaping tablespoon portions to form 6 cm diameter pancakes.
5. Cook the pancakes over low heat until they are beautifully browned, then turn over and cook the other side. (They are basically cooked just like pancakes.)
6. They are very nicely browned. I could get 20 pancakes out of the amount of batter made with the ingredients listed.
7. These are the paste fillings I used this time. From the upper left going clockwise: Chestnut paste made out of chestnuts cooked in their inner skins, tsubu-an, kabocha squash-an , sweet potato-an, gyuuhi (sweet mochi dough), and chestnuts cooked in their inner skins (cut up).
8. Here I mixed the chestnut paste with the cut up chestnuts cooked in their inner skins as filling.
9. I copied the sweet potato dorayaki made by another COOKPAD member, "sweet," and used sweet potato-an, gyuuhi and tsubu-an on this dorayaki.
10. This one has kabocha squash-an and tsubu-an.
11. I made a fancy array of 10 dorayaki, all with different fillings. Wrap the assembled dorayaki in plastic wrap to prevent them from drying out. (The photo here shows a chestnut filled dorayaki cut in half.)

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to eat "Sweet's"sweet potato dorayaki, as well as chestnut-filled dorayaki, so I made dorayaki for the first time in years. This is such a comforting snack! The ones made with the usual tsubu-an (sweat beans) and gyuuhi (mochi dough) were terrific too.