Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Cook: Doraemon's Dorayaki with Red Bean

Doraemon's favourite
Recently kids was reading Doraemon's comic book in our attempt for the kids to learn Mandarin in a fun way. They get to know that Doraemon loves Dorayaki so after making some red bean paste (, I decide to make some Dorayaki for afternoon tea. Kids love them and even finish off the extras after dinner. 

I love the pretty brown colour on the skin and the trick is to control the oil used when making the Dorayaki. 

INGREDIENTS (makes 6 Dorayaki):

1. 4 medium sized eggs
2. 40g white sugar
3. 2 tablespoon honey
4. 160g of plain flour
5. 1 teaspoon of baking powder
6. 1-2 tablespoon of water (adjust according to the texture of the mixture)
7. 500g of red bean paste 


1. Place the eggs, sugar and honey into a large mixing bowl. Beat them until fluffy (as shown).

Beat the mixture until fluffy
2. Add the plain flour and baking powder. Mix well and cover with cling film.
3. Place into fridge to rest for 15 minutes.
Cover with cling film and put into the fridge
4. Add in 1-2 tablespoon of water. Its ready when the mixture is smooth and runny as shown.
Add water until mixture is slightly runny
5. Using a kitchen towel, oil the surface of a non stick pan on low heat. Only apply a very thin layer of oil.
Place on an oiled pan
6. When bubbles form on the surface of the batter, flip over. You should get an even pretty brown colour.

7. Cover the Dorayaki in damp towel to prevent drying while continue to make the rest of the Dorayaki. 
8. Place red bean paste in between two pieces of the Dorayaki pancake. 
9. Serve and enjoy!

Cook: Sticky Rice Cake with Red Bean Fillings

Sticky rice cake with red bean fillings
I have made some red bean paste and it serves as a good base for making different afternoon tea snack. Made some red bean bun previously and Dorayaki. Today I have made sticky rice cake that is filled with red bean paste, its served warm and tasted great.

Red bean paste is also available commercially but I find them too sweet at times. Its not hard to make the paste, it's just time consuming. 

INGREDIENTS (makes 6 pieces):

1. 125g glutinous rice flour
2. 1/3 to 1/2 cup of water
3. 3/4 cup of red bean paste
4. some sesame seed


1. Weight 125g of glutinous rice flour into a mixing bowl.
2. Slowly add water and knead to form a dough (will use between 1/3 to 1/2 cup of water). The dough formed should be easy to shape and does not break when it's shaped. 

Dough is ready 
3. Divide the dough into 6 equal portions, rolled into a sphere shape. 
4. Take each portion and flatten them as shown.
Flatten the dough
5. Add the red bean fillings in the middle and close it up.
Add fillings
Close up the edges
6. Flatten the sticky rice cake slightly on top of the sesame seeds.
Add sesame seeds
7. Add one tablespoon of oil into a non stick frying pan. Pan fried the sticky rice cake until it turns golden.
Pan fried
8. Serve warm. Enjoy!
Its ready...nice and warm