Hello everyone. As the season turns to winter, the type of Wagashi (Japanese sweets) we eat changes. I'm Boss from Japanese Snacks Republic.
Hello everyone~! As it gets colder, I'm starting to crave Wagashi that goes well with warm tea! I'm Saori from Japanese Snacks Republic!
So, this time! I want to introduce a traditional Japanese Wagashi that is very delicious when eaten with hot green tea in winter!
【Dorayaki】A Familiar Japanese Sweet with Anko Sandwiched Between Castella Cakes! The Combination of Hot Green Tea and Dorayaki is Superbly Delicious at This Time of the Year!
What is Dorayaki (Dora cake)?
Dorayaki (Dora cake) is a traditional Japanese sweet known for its fluffy texture and sweetness.
The outer part of Dorayaki (Dora cake) is like a Castella cake made mainly from wheat flour and eggs (delicious even with milk mixed in), with soft red bean paste such as Azuki Anko sandwiched in between.
The Anko (red bean paste) inside is mostly Tsubuan (chunky red bean paste), with fewer Koshian (smooth red bean paste). (This is a delicate issue, often sparking debate in Japan.)
It's a familiar sweet in Japan, partly due to its association with the beloved national anime character Doraemon who is fond of Dorayaki (Dora cake). Not only children, but also adults who grew up watching Doraemon are well acquainted with this treat.
Dorayaki (Dora cake) is also delicious with cream cheese inside. The sweetness of the Anko combined with the saltiness is incredibly tasty.
Recently, there are delicious variations with whipped cream and fruit inside too! Since the structure is simple, it's easy to customize to your liking. It's a wonderful Wagashi that can be enjoyed in its original delicious form, as well as in more evolved and delicious versions. Everyone, please do try Dorayaki (Dora cake) and enjoy its taste!
Dorayaki (Dora cake)