We just love taiyaki---Japanese sweet pastry treats shaped like tai fish! You can buy them at festivals or sometimes in store lobbies, filled traditionally with sweet red bean paste, but sometimes custard or Camembert cheese. Recently I bought myself a cheap electric taiyaki maker and we've had a lot of fun with it so far! We've made cornbread, curry breads, and more traditional ones with the bean paste, which you can buy ready-made in a can. For the batter, I use an allergen-free pancake mix from the Aeon grocery store.
- 150 g pancake mix (I use allergen-free)
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar (to make it lighter and fluffier)
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 150 ml soy milk
- filling---be creative!
Mix the pancake mix, apple cider vinegar, sugar, and soy milk together. Rub some oil on your taiyaki maker and pour a bit of the batter in, drop on a spoonful of whatever filling you're using, and dollop a bit more batter on top of that. Cook till crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
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