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Takoyaki
« on: March 05, 2013, 12:06:10 pm »

I've just bought one of Scanpans Puff Dumpling Pans and spent far too long on the internet looking for recipes. I came across a You Tube series called Cooking with Dog, from Japan, and no, they don't cook dog, the dog tells you how to cook! It's a very clever dog.
Takoyaki actually means octopus, but you can put any filling in. You do have to have a puff dumpling pan though. This recipe is loosely based on the video.

Name of Recipe: Takoyaki
Number of People: 2
Ingredients:

Batter
100g plain flour
1 egg
20 soy sauce
350g water
1 tsp salt

Filling:
1/2 cup mushrooms
1/4 onion
1 TB tomato paste
ginger
garlic
basically anything that you have on hand.


Preparation:

Put the filling ingredients into   *: and chop at speed 5 for a few seconds.
Remove from the bowl and set aside.
Put the batter ingredients into  *: and whiz for about 30 seconds on Speed 6.

Spray oil the puff dumpling pan and heat on the stove top. When hot, drop a little bit of batter in and see if it sets quickly.
Now you are ready to pour batter into the depressions. Fill each one to about 80%.
Then carefully add a ninth of the filling mixture into each hole.
Let it cook for a while and you will see the sides beginning to set.
Very carefully, with a satay stick or chopstick, nudge the dumpling so that it is now on its side.

Fill up the hole with more batter and cook until it starts to set.
Nudge again so that there is a gap in the hole.
Fill it with batter.
Keep nudging and filling until it is too hard to fill anymore.
Nudge the dumpling so that the seam is on the bottom.
Let them cook until nicely browned.


I know this sounds difficult, but it is actually fun. If you watch the You Tube video it will make much more sense.



Tips/Hints:

I made this filling because it was what I had on hand. You could substitute anything you liked.
You can even make sweet versions.

I've tried adding photos but can't work it out yet!!
« Last Edit: March 05, 2013, 02:02:15 pm by Alexis »

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Re: Takoyaki
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2013, 12:10:16 pm »
The link isn't working Alexis.
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Re: Takoyaki
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2013, 12:12:14 pm »
I'll keep trying ???

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Re: Takoyaki
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2013, 12:27:11 pm »
These sound delicious. I will have to try them. About how long did they take to cook all together please?
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Re: Takoyaki
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2013, 02:03:20 pm »
They only take about 15 minutes and they do taste great! On the video she sprinkled spring onions over the top and a sauce of some sort.

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Re: Takoyaki
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2013, 01:45:12 am »


Here they are half way through.
« Last Edit: March 06, 2013, 01:48:38 am by Alexis »

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Re: Takoyaki
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2013, 01:46:09 am »


 and here they are finished.
« Last Edit: March 06, 2013, 01:49:04 am by Alexis »

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Re: Takoyaki
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2013, 08:36:57 am »
They look wonderful. You are very clever.
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Re: Takoyaki
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2013, 08:46:08 am »
Thank you, but I think its more that the pan is fabulous.

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Re: Takoyaki
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2013, 08:56:24 am »
I hope you don't mind Alexis but I'll put a link to the You Tube website for others to enjoy. ;)
http://www.google.com/search?q=youtube+cooking+with+dog+takoyaki&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&client=safari
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Re: Takoyaki
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2013, 09:00:16 am »
Clever find CC, I couldn't find it  :P
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« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2013, 09:32:28 am »
they look delicious and the video was great

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Re: Takoyaki
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2013, 01:18:11 am »
Thanks, CC. It was beyond me.

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Re: Takoyaki
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2013, 01:38:01 am »
Wow, that is  amazing, what a great job you did, when I was first married an old aunt gave me a cast iron gem cake pan, I think I used it as a door stop,or something I would love t ,have it now and it would probably work for this.   I won't be buying a pan but they look great.

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Re: Takoyaki
« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2013, 03:49:53 am »
Thanks AB! They actually taste really nice, too and you can vary the filling so you never have to make the same ones.