Mini Dorayaki Sweet Bean Paste Sandwiches

One of Japan's most famous cartoon characters loves dorayaki! "Dorayaki" means "baked gong", as it's round and flat.

Mini Dorayaki Sweet Bean Paste Sandwiches
Photographed by Miyuki Fukuo

Recipe by
Yukiko Iizuka






Calorie count is for a piece.
Excluides time spent allowing batter to rest or cooling time.

Ingredients (Makes 15)

  • 2 eggs
  • 80 g sugar
  • [A]

    • 1 tbsp honey
    • 50 ml water
  • 120 g plain flour

    Soft wheat flour. Has a low gluten content.

  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 300 g azuki bean paste (with skins) (store-bought)
  • Vegetable oil



In a bowl, beat the eggs, then add the sugar and mix together thoroughly with a whisk.


Add the ingredients for [A] and mix in.


Mix together the plain flour and baking soda, then sprinkle in and mix until the flour is completely integrated. When the batter becomes smooth, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 min.


Preheat a non-stick frying pan over low heat and thinly coat with vegetable oil. Add 1 tbsp of batter to the frying pan, 2 or 3 at a time, to make circles about 6 cm in diameter.


Let the batter drip off the spoon into the center of the circle, without moving the spoon at all, to make even circles of batter.


When bubbles begin to break the surface of the top of the batter, turn each "pancake" over once the edges dry, and cook for an additional 1 min. Repeat until you have 30 "pancakes," and let cool.


Place azuki bean paste thickly on top of one of the "pancakes" and press another on top to make a sandwich. Repeat until you have 15 sandwiches.