She has learn how to stir and mix a dough and seems to enjoy copying her mom. She was thrilled to learn that she was just like Special Agent OSO in the pancake making serial. I also have the secret mission : to teach her to learn how to cook. So that she will cook for me someday. Hee hee.
And so, this morning, I made her Dorayaki. Hmmm dorayaki... It was the first Japanese food I've heard, thanks to Doraemon serials. I remembered sitting nicely in front of TV every Sunday morning, waiting for Doraemon serial. It was just incredibly funny. Well, who wouldn't want a robot cat who rescue you everytime you are in trouble? Doraemon loveeeee Dorayaki so much that Nobita used it as a bribe so many times.
I found this Dorayaki recipe in this link : http://www.food.com/recipe/Dorayaki-Sweet-Filled-Pancakes-120221. It turned out to be quite close with the Dorayaki I expected, except that it is not thick enough.
Prep Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 1 1/2 hrs
- 1 For the bean paste:.
- 2 Soak adzuki beans in water overnight.
- 3 Heat adzuki beans in a pot with one cup of water. When they come to a boil, add two more cups of cold water. When they come to a boil again, drain the beans in a colander.
- 4 Return the beans to the pot, add three cups of new water, and cook over high heat. When the beans begin to jump around after the water comes to a boil, turn the heat down to low and simmer until the beans are soft, about one hour. If necessary, add water so that the beans are always covered. Fastidiously skim off any foam that appears on the surface.
- 5 When the beans are soft enough to break between your fingers, drain them in a colander.
- 6 Return the beans to the pot again and mix in the sugar.
- 7 Mash the beans continuously over medium heat until almost all the water has evaporated and a paste has formed, about 35 minutes.
- 8 Add the salt and stir over medium heat for about 5 minutes more.
- 9 Remove from heat and transfer the paste to a container so that it can cool.
- 10 The paste may be kept in the refrigerator for three days and then frozen. (Makes 2 cups).
- 11 For the pancakes:.
- 12 Whisk eggs with sugar and honey in a mixing bowl.
- 13 Add sifted flour and baking powder.
- 14 Slowly add water while whisking until smooth.
- 15 Drop small ladlesful on a lightly oiled fry pan or griddle to make pancakes that are about 3 inches in diameter. When bubbles start to appear, turn over the pancakes and cook briefly on the other side until golden.
- 16 Spread about two tablespoons of adzuki bean paste on one pancake, then cover it with another to make a sandwich.
I use meatfloss (mmm... yummy) and Cinderella wants "only cheese, momma" inside the dorayaki.