I love eating Taiyaki, the hot waffle- like pastry stuffed with various ingredients such as azuki read bean paste,chocolate, cheese, or others. Been wanting to try making taiyaki ever since I saw a tutorial from Youtube, but the challenge is to find the pan because using other similar pan in different shape will lose the meaning of the name and won’t feel like Taiyaki, so when I spotted the fish shape pan at the least expected place, which is hardware store, I immediately add it to my cart.,
So today Taiyaki was based on the recipe and how to from cookingwithdog. I always love the recipe from cookingwithdog, because the portion is just right for 1-2 person and the how to make video was really good quality and with clear cooking details.
I substitute the red/white beans filling with Kaya and peanut butter sauce and made my own cake flour (referred to information from internet )
Useful tips from my experience :
- not to put too much filling into the batter, I try to put as much as the one I saw in the video, but the filling leaked out and ruin the fish shape (guess that my taiyaki pan might be in smaller size than the cookingwithdog).
- to make 1 cup cake flour : measure 1 cup all purpose flour then take out 2 tablespoon flour. Replace the 2 tablespoon flour with 2 table spoon cornstarch flour. Shift the flour and cornstarch together.
Below please find the copy paste of the recipe from cookingwithdog Youtube
Taiyaki batter :
- 100 g cake flour
- 2/3 tsp baking soda
- 2 tbsp Sugar
- 1/2 egg (30g)
- 100 ml water
Other details, please check the link above. Thanks.