• Miwa



Another cook with kids episode!!

This time, I made DORAYAKI with two kids!

Dorayaki is a Japanese pancake confectionery filled with your favorite paste.

Traditionally, the dorayaki pancake is filled with red bean paste.

My kids is not a big fan of red bean paste( although I AM!), I made with sweet potato paste and whipped cream.

The drayaki was very moist and fluffy and nicely balance out with sweet potato filling.



<Yield> 2 servings

<Prep time> 5mins (it doesn't including resting time)

<Cook time> 10 mins


Sweet potato paste

Sweet potato ( 200g/ 7.0oz )

½ cup of milk(any type of milk is ok)

2 tbsp of sugar

1 tbsp of honey

1/4 tsp of salt

1 tbsp of butter

Drayaki pancake

70g /0.7cup of all purpose flour

5g/ 1 tsp of Baking powder

1 tbsp of honey

1 tbsp of milk ( any type of milk is ok)

1 egg

2 tbsp of sugar

2 tbsp of water

whipped cream ( as much as you want)

<Optional toppings>



red bean paste


1: Clack egg into the bowl. Add honey, sugar, water and milk and whisk that together. Add all purpose flour and baking powder by sifting them. Combine them together until there is almost no lamp in a batter. Cover with the plastic wrap and let them sit for 30mins.

2; Lightly grease the pan with vegetable oil. Heat the pan over small heat. Drop the batter into small disk circular shape. Once you see the small bubbles on the surface, flip and cook it for another 2 mins. Transfer onto the wrap or parchment paper and wrap them until it comes down to the room temperature, so that you can achieve the moist drayaki pancake.

3; Once the dorayaki pancake comes down to the room temperature, smother the sweet potato paste and whipped cream. Close it with another piece of dorayaki pancake.


Sweet potato paste

1; Peel the skin of sweet potato and cut them into about 1cm / ½ inch. Leave them into the water to remove the starch. Drain the water and transfer them into the pot.

2; Top up water until sweet potato are fully submerged. Pop the lid on and cook them over mid heat for about 10mins or until the sweet potato are fully cooked.

3; Stop the heat and drain the water. Mash them. Add sugar, milk and salt. Keep mashing as you combine them together. Simmer them over small heat for about 3mins to evaporate the excess moisture. ( keep stirring them consistently.) Off the heat. Add honey and butter. Filter the filling to make it creamier. Bring them down to the room temperature . Ready to be enjoyed!

<Miwa’s tips>

・For the sweet potato paste, please adjust the amount of sugar into your desired sweetness. You might want to check the sweet potato itself before you add the sugar, in a way the paste won't be overly sweet.

・Do not grease the pan too much when you pan fry the dorayaki pancake.

・By wrapping with the plastic wrap, the pancake will get soft and moist with the steam. If you have time, please do not skip to elevate the taste and texture.

・To make it plant based, feel free to swap honey for maple syrup and use any plant based milk.

<Storage time>

Store it in a airtight container in the fridge for 3days separately.

<Did you try this recipe??>

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2020/07/25 MIWA