My favourite cartoon character when I was a kid was Doraemon. He is a robotic cat who has so many cool gadgets, machines and tools from the future in his tiny pockets. As small kids, who wouldn’t wanna be friend with Doraemon.
Doraemon has his favourite treat called Dorayaki. It is yummy fluffy pancake stuffed with sweet red beans paste. These stuffed pancakes are not only delicious but they are super cute… or what should I say “Kawaii”!!! I end up love Dorayakis just because Doraemon love them 🙂
A few days ago, I visited one of my favourite blog, Gourmande in Osaka and she has just posted the delicious picture of Dorayaki. I was so inspired and how hard could it be to make stuffed pancakes.
Well, it turned out…. I wasn’t so right after all.
I woke up and prepared the basic pancake batter as usual. I added an extra egg to make the batter more fluffy. A bit of soy sauce was supposed to be added for color, but I thought it’s gonna make my pancakes tasted funny…. So I omitted that.
I was out of red beans so I tried to be more creative using homemade custard. Just eggs, sugar, milk, corn flour, vanilla and stir on the hot stove.
I really needed to practice more to get the perfect round pancake with the perfect lovely brown faces. Mine wasn’t all that! I was so impatient and frustrated to make it right. I also left the custard on the stove to long so they became too thick and hard.
So my result Dorayaki was quite crazy! with the chunky jelly like custard filling and my very wrong pancakes.
I could see the hesitations on my husband and son faces to try them. But it’s morning and this was breakfast I’ve made! They tried… “It’s great OK, Girl!” This was exactly what he said. Yaseen smiled… he only took the pancake.
I thought they tasted wonderful inconsiderate their looks and the hard custard. Next time I will get it right, so Doraemon won’t feel disappointed!