Custard Dorayaki

Posted June 1st, 2013 in Food 5 Comments »

My oven had broken down…!!  I can’t bake until Tuesday as this is long weekend and no-one could come down and have a look at it.

Since I can’t use the oven, I’ve made something using the stove – this custard dorayaki.  … They look like pancake sandwiches :p

Dorayaki is one of Japanese sweets which usually contains azuki bean paste inside.  My husband doesn’t like azuki bean paste, and custard is much easier to make, so I went with custard dorayaki.

I don’t like it too sweet, so if you like sweet custard add more sugar to the recipe.



  • Milk 100ml
  • Granulated Sugar 20g
  • Egg Yolk 1 (L size)
  • Plain Flour 10g
  • Condensed Milk 5g
  • Vanilla essence few drops


  1. Whisk egg yolk and sugar in a mixing bowl.  Shift in the flour.
  2. In a sauce pan, warm up the milk.  (not too hot, around 36℃)  Pour the warm milk into the egg mixture through a sieve.  Stir.  Pour the mixture back into the pan, and heat over low heat.  Stir constantly.  Heat until the custard thickens.  Off the heat, and add condensed milk & vanilla essence when the custard is slightly cool.  Mix well, and cover tightly with plastic wrap.  Keep refrigerated.


<Dorayaki>  makes 16 mini pancake = 8 dorayaki

  • Plain Flour 100g
  • Baking Powder 1 tsp
  • Honey 2 tbs
  • Sugar 2 tbs
  • Milk 4 tbs
  • Egg 2


  1. Mix everything in a bowl.  Heat a small frying pan, spray with oil, and pour a small ladle of mixture to make a small pancake.  Repeat until you use up all the mixture.
  2. Once the pancakes are cooled down, spread custard cream between 2 pancakes.  Serve immediately.


5 Comments on “Custard Dorayaki”

  1. 1 Jeanne said at 10:40 pm on June 3rd, 2013:

    Those look amazing! I remember when I lived in Bangkok I used to love buying freshly made Dorayaki shaped like fish from the Japanese supermarket chain Fuji 🙂

  2. 2 umepontarou said at 11:50 am on June 4th, 2013:

    Thanks Jeanne,
    I think it’s called “Taiyaki” if it’s shaped in fish shape – unless there are fish-shaped Dorayaki available in Thai 🙂 That’d look so cute!

  3. 3 Jeanne said at 2:51 pm on June 4th, 2013:

    Ah I didn’t know the fish shape had a different names, you’re right they were Taiyaki – my family and I would just call them “fish pancakes” 🙂 The custard and red bean filling were my favourite!

  4. 4 Ai-Ling@blueapocalypse said at 3:23 pm on June 6th, 2013:

    I prefer custard to bean paste, thanks for the idea. I am looking forward to making these 🙂

  5. 5 Rachel said at 9:03 pm on June 7th, 2013:

    Custard made with condensed milk sounds sooo good! These mini dorayaki would look really elegant on a high tea platter.

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