Taiyaki is a Japanese fish-shaped cake. Usually it is made using pancake or waffle batter and the filling is red bean paste or azuki beans. Other than the red beans filling you have many choices like custard, chocolate, cheese & etc.
I bought my taiyaki pan (picture below) one year ago and this is only the third time I used it. I am very satisfy with my third attempt compare to first and second recipe. Thank you for Angel(Cook.Bake.Love) sharing this great recipe.
My Taiyaki with Nutella chocolate filling
Taiyaki Pan that I use
(Recipe adapted from Angel aka Cook.Bake.Love)
1 cup (125g) plain flour
1 ¼ tsp baking powder
2 tbsp sugar
½ tsp salt
1 cup (240ml) milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 tbsp melted butter or vegetable oil
½ tsp vanilla extract (optional)
Fillings: red bean paste (or other fillings of your choice) (I used nutella)
1. Combine (A) in a mixing bowl. Mix well. Combine (B) in a jug, mix well.
2. Pour in (B) into (A). Use a hand whisk to stir till just incorporated (should take less than 30
seconds, do not over mix). Transfer the batter to a jug for easy pouring.
3. Preheat Taiyaki pan over medium low heat for about 30 seconds, brush both side of the pan with
little butter (just need to grease once). Add batter till about 80% full, add 1 spoon of fillings at the
centre then cover the red bean paste with little batter and fill up the “tail”.
4. Cover the pan and flip the pan immediately. Cook over medium low heat for about 3 mins, flip and
cook for another 2-3 mins till both sides become golden brown. You may open the pan in between
to check the colour but not the first 2 mins (adjust the cooking time according to the size of Taiyaki
and your own stove).
Happy Baking !!!!