DORAYAKI (Japanese Dessert-Pancake with Sweet Bean Filling)
Watching too much of Kiddo-stuff can hit you at a spot where you are most sensitive...FOOD part of it..when you watch a Hindi dubbed Japanese cartoon ...you end up picking-up more about their food ! Especially when a character loves eating a sweet speciality..DORA CAKES..what happens when the name is hammered daily...well for me, ended up googling and not finding much results but this....sounded very easy..the hard task was finding Anko Azuki Beans/ Yude Azuki Beans which looks nothing but sweetened maroon Rajma seeds-like..please enlighten me on the 'beans' part foodie ladies! But found it here and was just dancing for joy..it tastes too good..the second pic is of the ready to use Can of sweet Azuki Bean.
Yude Azuki Bean Can (125 gms nett)
So here goes the recipe.. (Kindly click the link for recipe.)
Yield : 10 pancakes which have to be sandwiched so you get 5 DORA YAKI's .
The taste is subtle and sponge cake like and the filling is protien rich and sweet too!
I just had to follow instructions, cool the pancakes and fill each with two teaspoons of the paste.
It tasted yummy and alternately, even CUSTARD FILLING seems to go well with these!
DON'T HAVE TO WAIT TO FIND BEAN FILLING..ANYTHING LIKE NUTELLA, CUSTARD GOES WELL WITH IT..ITS TOO HEAVY ON TUMMY TOO. :D
The next in line was the lovely Lemon Flavored Cake made with ATTA..It was a super duper hit.. From Sunita's World...link here : Lemon Coconut Cake
My notes : I forgot the coconut she has sprinkled. I fell short of 4 tbsp cashews, which needed to be topped on the cake, so substitued with pistachio pcs. In my oven baked the cake at bottom rack - 180C @ 20mins , as I used 12 x 5" baking tray. It got beautiful golden color contrasting with the beautiful green pistachios. It was moist n fluffy, tasted mildly of the lemon and surely not eggy at all!! The yum pics below. Thanks so much Sunita!! This will be a regular feature in cakes henceforth!
HAVE A PIECE! :D
Lastly the delayed posting of an Orangy Sandstorm that blinded visibility throughout Kuwait on 11th of Feb, 2009. Something to match the color of Lemon Cake! :D (Asha- FOR YOU! :D)
View of Storm from my Flat
Have a great Weekend!