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Obanyaki is also known as Imagawayaki and is a popular Japanese snack that is similar to a stuffed pancake. This is a traditional recipe filled with red beans. Try other fillings like vanilla custard, fruit preserves, vegetables or meats and curries.


cups flour
5 teaspoons baking powder
¾ cup sugar
2 tablespoons honey
3 vegs
cups vegetable oil
cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 teaspoons flour
tablespoons sugar
cup milk
2 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 teaspoons butter
1 cup Japanese red beans
¼ cup heavy cream
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Prepare cream filling. Mix sugar and flour well with egg yolk in a small saucepan. Gradually add milk, until the consistency is pasty. Cook on low heat until thickened into a cream consistency, stirring the pan over the heat. Once there is a cream consistency, take the pan off of the heat and add butter and vanilla extract. Filter the custard crème in a sieve. Keep cool in the refrigerator. Prepare red bean filling. Whip 1/4 cup of heavy cream until there is stiff peaks. Mix in the can of Japanese red beans. Keep cool in the refrigerator. Prepare pancakes. Sift the flour and the baking powder together in a small bowl. In a separate bowl, mix sugar and eggs, until a thick consistency. Add honey, vegetable oil and milk into the egg mixture. Then, add in the flour and baking powder mixture. Preheat a griddle pan to 150C. Pour the batter into a small round shape with a diameter of approximately 8 cm. Once bubble surfaces on the top, flip the pancake until both browns sides are golden brown. Should be able to create 24 pancakes. Once the pancakes are done, they should be covered so that they do not dry out. Once the pancakes have cooled off, add the fillings prepared above and you are done! Note: Filling is for about 6 pancakes.

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