Saturday 9 May 2020

Red Bean Dorayaki

Every Doraemon's fan knows the character has a soft spot for dorayaki. I am a great fan of this magnificent cartoon character for 30 over years. However, I procrastinated till the day before then started to try my hands on making dorayaki. All thanks to Bokksu's email which inspired me try out the recipe ๐Ÿ˜Š

I added both natural yeast and instant dry yeast to replace part of the baking powder. Therefore, the pancakes were not only light and fluffy, but also had a nicer aroma ๐Ÿ˜‹


All ingredients in room temperature

2 eggs, about 100 to 105g
20g rice bran oil/mild flavour vegetable oil
70g milk
35g icing sugar
20g natural yeast, 100% hydration*
15g honey

120g top/cake flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp instant dry yeast

* 20g of natural yeast can be replaced by 10g each of flour and water.

200g sweet red bean paste
Click the link for preparation of Sweet Red Bean Paste


1. Mix top flour with baking powder and instant dry yeast. Set aside.

2. Beat eggs till frothy.

3. Mix in the rice bran oil,


icing sugar,


and natural yeast. Mix well.

4. Sieve in the flour mixture from Step 1.

Mix well into a smooth batter.

5. Pour the batter into a batter dispenser cover with a lid. This step is optional. You can keep the batter in a mixing bowl and cover it with a lid.

Let the batter stand in room temperature for about 2 hours, or till the batter almost double in volume.

Stir the batter to release part of the trapped air.

6. Heat up a non-stick frying pan at medium-low heat. Dispense your desired amount of batter into the pan.

Once the batter starts to bubble,

check the underside of the pancake

If it turns golden,

flip over the pancake even the upside is still wet. This is to prevent it from over browning the underside. The high honey content of the pancake makes it more prone to browning faster.

The pancake is ready when the other face is cooked. Remove the pancake and set aside in a plate. Continue to prepare the remaining pancakes.

7. Spread one pancake with your desired amount of sweet red bean paste.

Cover the red bean paste with another pancake. Your dorayaki is ready ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹

Recipe adapted from Tinrryๆ•™ไฝ ๅš้“œ้”ฃ็ƒง ้Š…้‘ผ็‡’


  1. I don’t have a BM and wonder whether your recipe works the same for hand knead?

    1. Hi, if you're referring to this Dorayaki recipe, it does not need a BM to prepare the batter. If you're referring to other bread recipes, you don't really need a BM to knead the dough. You can refer to my recipe which just used a hand mixer fitted with a dough hooks to start the initial kneading:)


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