Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Pancake Taiyaki

Okay, all that whining I did over pancakes got to me, and I went out and bought some pancake mix.
I put my taiyaki mold on our gas stove, sprayed it with a bit of PAM, and warmed it up.
We tried three different "innards" with whatever we had around the house.

First - peanut butter. Batter, peanut butter and more batter on top.
Close and cook a few minutes on each side until brownish.
So cute!
But really, no. Melted peanut butter is nasty. Never again.
Second, we used a 78% cocao bar lying around. Sak is a bitter-choco man only, so that's all we ever have.
It tasted good, but there was no sugar in either the choco or the pancake batter, so I had to dip it in fake maple syrup to make it tastier. I think milk choco would be perfect though.
And finally, I put some maple syrup directly in the fish.
Which was weird, because it cooked into the batter instead of staying liquid in a pocket. Gave the taiyaki a nice, subtle maple flavor though.
Bottom line - I need to find better fillers. What's lying around your house I could try?

10 comments:

  1. Have you tried a jelly? I feel like jelly or apple butter might be tasty.
    Or fruit. I love fruit on pancakes (strawberries, blueberries, and bananas) so they might be good inside too! My favorites are "Chunky Monkey" pancackes - semi-sweet chocolate chips and banana chunks!

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  2. You might like a filling of dulce de leche (essentially caramel). Most grocery stores should have it, probably on one of the ethnic/specialty aisles. I eat it with a spoon out of the jar sometimes...

    Also: cream cheese? Mix some ratio of cream cheese with powdered sugar until smooth, then use as a filling? Also second the berries/fruit recommendation.

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  3. NUTELLAAAAAAAA.

    Dude. Hot PB is delicious. :-P Maybe not in a concentrated glob but.... :-P I'll eat it for you!

    I love bitter-choco too! But yah, not enough sugar to make all that dough tasty too. I think the maple would be good if you put something else in the middle too.

    So. I just had a some Dunkin Donuts maple sausage bites. Which are basically mini corndogs. :-P So maybe you can brush some maple on the pancake mix part and then put some MEAT in it. Since you guys seem to like meat from the other post I just read. :-P But this might be breaking some tayaki rules.

    WAIT: Wiki says sausage is legit.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiyaki

    Of course, get some red bean paste. Or custard. Would that start to "cook" inside and get weird? How DO they do it?

    Can one be included with the Christmas postcard? :-P

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  4. YUM! Where did you get those pancake cooker things? They're awesome...What about raspberry or strawberry jam? Or canned peaches/pineapples?? It all sounds good to me!

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  5. wow, so much experimenting! looks like you're getting close to yummy pancake perfection. how about your idea of nutella? do they sell sweet bean paste just by itself? i love the fish mold. so cute and fun to eat.

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  6. pretty! I'd use Nutella or Boysenberry jam!

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