Anko (Red Bean Paste) Dorayaki

Dorayaki is a very popular Japanese confection, they are basically two small pancake-like patties filled with Anko (red bean paste). This is a snack that kids will love. You can easily prepare a couple for your little one to bring to school or serve as afternoon tea when they come home from school. Doraemon, a  very popular anime character is addicted to dorayaki!


What You Need:

For (Anko) red bean paste
1 cup red beans
1 1/2 cup sugar

For Dorayaki
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1 Tbsp honey
3/4 cup milk

What To Do:

For (Anko) red bean paste


  1. Soak red bean over night in cold water
  2. Put red beans in a pot with 2-3 cups water and let it boil for 5 minutes. Discard water. In a clean pot, place red beans and 2-3 cups of water, cover and let it simmer for 1.5 to 2 hours.
  3. Discard water again, put soft beans back in the pot with sugar at a medium high heat.
  4. Stir for about 10 minutes until a paste is formed. Set aside.

For Dorayaki


  1. Prepare and mix flour and baking soda in a bowl.
  2. In another bowl, whisk eggs, sugar, and honey together. Add milk and mix well. Stir dry ingredients into egg mixture, and whisk until batter becomes smooth.
  3. Heat non-stick frying pan with a small amount of oil and wipe excess oil well. At medium low heat, drop 1/8 of a cup of batter onto the pan, like a pancake. Cook about 2 minutes until the surface of the pancake has a lot of bubbles and the edges become dry. Flip over and cook 1 more minute.
  4. Take one cake and scoop of Anko and cover with another cake. Press with hands.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s