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Creamy Custard Dorayaki

Behold beautifully browned, fluffy Japanese pancakes with creamy custardy centres. Shaped picture perfectly with the BRUNO Multi-Plate attachment, it's the ultimate comfort snack to go with your late-afternoon sencha (Japanese green tea). 

Delving into the deets

Stuffing substitutes

While custard is a common filling for these pleasing pancake sandwiches, alternative spreads you can use include: 

  • sweet azuki (red bean paste)
  • whole roasted kuri (chestnuts)
  • matcha cream
  • whipped cream and fresh fruit

Recipe

Steps:

  1. In your BRUNO Multi Grill Pot, simmer the coconut milk and pandan leaves together on LOW for two minutes.
  2. Remove the pandan leaves from to discard them.
  3. Whisk the rest of the custard ingredients into the coconut milk.
  4. Constantly whisking, turn up the Multi Grill Pot's heat to MED to bring the mixture up to a boil. When the custard has thickened (~ 3 minutes), remove the pot from the heat and let it cool down once more.
  5. Scoop the custard into a bowl and cover it with clingfilm to prevent a skin from forming. Let it cool to room temperature before chilling it in the fridge overnight.
  6. In a large mixing bowl, add the dry ingredients and make a well in the centre. Add the eggs and honey, and gradually whisk in the milk until you have a smooth batter.
  7. Heat up your BRUNO Hotplate with the Multiplate attachment on LOW heat. Add a dash of oil to each of the pancake moulds, then completely wipe the oil off with kitchen paper (this achieves evenly browned pancakes).
  8. Add 2 tbsp of the pancake batter into each of the pancake moulds.
  9. Spoon a layer of pandan custard onto the middle of each pancake, then encase the custard with another tbsp of pancake batter. 
  10. When visible bubbles appear on the surface of each pancake, flip each of them with a silicon spatula and tongs to cook them on the other side.
  11. After cooking another minute, the dorayaki should be done. Move them onto a wire rack with your spatula.
Serve alongside aromatic Japanese tea, have fun and enjoy~

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