Honeymoon Pumpkin Dorayaki (aka Pancake Sandwiches)
Recipe by Joseph Grammer
Pump It Up
Pump It Up
So in October, I went on my honeymoon to Japan. I thought I'd bring a little of that trip back with me by making dorayaki, which are kind of like pancake sandwiches. Usually the Japanese use red bean paste for the filling, but I went with pumpkin butter instead because pumpkins are cool ... and because it's hard to make red bean paste. (There's even a movie about how hard it is, called Sweet Bean.) Happy eating!
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- Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves together in a large bowl, then set aside.
- In another (large) bowl, whisk the milk, canned pumpkin, egg, vegetable oil, and vanilla.
- Pour the wet mixture into the bowl of dry ingredients, then whisk until evenly distributed.
- Heat your griddle with a little oil or butter and place a 2-tbsp-sized dollop of batter to cook. I usually flip it when it starts to smell like pancake, which is about a minute or two on low heat. (I have an electric stove.) You can also wait until bubbles start to open up around the edges and then harden.
- Put your first pancake on a plate to cool, then place a tsp-sized dollop of pumpkin butter on it. (I use the one from Trader Joe's.) You can leave it as a dollop or smear it around, whichever you prefer.
- Cook your second pancake and then place on top of the first one to make your sandwich. That's a (sort of) dorayaki! Now repeat that until your batter's gone.
- Let the pancake sandwich cool for a minute, then enjoy. You should have enough batter for about 7-8 pancake sandwiches (i.e., 14-16 pancakes).
- Flour x 1 1/4 cup
- Sugar x 2 tablespoon
- Baking powder x 2 teaspoon
- Cinnamon x 1 teaspoon
- Nutmeg x 1/4 teaspoon
- Salt x 1/4 teaspoon
- Cloves (pinch) x 1
- Milk x 1 cup
- Canned pumpkin x 1/2 cup
- Pumpkin butter (about 1 tsp per dorayaki) x 8 teaspoon
- Vegetable/Canola oil x 2 tablespoon
- Vanilla extract x 1 teaspoon
- Egg x 1