Dorayaki is a traditional Japanese sweet that is made of azuki (red bean paste) sandwiched in between two small pancakes. As a common Japanese snack, dorayaki has a mildly sweet taste perfect for all ages!
Since sweet azuki paste takes quite a long time to make, we will be using ready-made red bean paste in this class. Each Japanese pancake is made of flour, egg, honey, sugar, mirin (Japanese seasoning) and baking soda. Several pancake fillings will be prepared and participants will be able to choose their own favorite filling! Participants will also be able to mark their dorayaki with a cute symbol. Everyone is invited to use their own artistic inspirations to create a one-of-a-kind design for their dorayaki.
Dorayaki go great as gifts for people who love sweets, and go very well with a cup of hot Japanese green tea too!
About the Instructor
Toshiko started learning visual arts in Japan and studied craft design abroad. She has a lifelong fascination for food, growing up in Hokkaido, Japan which is renowned for its flesh food and rich natural environment.
She has been making sweets since she was a child and was enrolled in a chef's training program at Natural Gourmet Institute for Health & Culinary Arts in New York. Toshiko believes cooking is both fun and a type of art. She is looking forward to sharing the joy of making Japanese sweets with many people.