Let me introduce you to the best Japanese fish-shaped waffles!!!
How can we not fall for those lovely little fish-shaped waffles? Almost impossible. They make me feel like a child again and I love it! Of course, you can have ordinary waffles and top them with whatever you want, but taking a bite in a Taiyaki filled with melted chocolate beats everything! Yep! I’m a baby girl! HAHAHA!!! And you know what’s the best news here? You don’t have to stop at chocolate, you can fill your little Taiyakis with anything you want. How great is this!!!
For about 8 gorgeous fishes… It always depends on the size of the Taiyaki pan you bought. They all are different.
- 1 cup sifted unbleached flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 egg
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1/4 cup sugar
- Neutral flavour oil like vegetal or canola for the mould
- 1/2 cup Chocolate and hazelnut spread (this quantity is approximative can be more or less)
Of course, you will need a Taiyaki pan. You can buy it easily online. I found mine on Amazon. Link here. It cost me about 35 Canadian dollars. Some are much more expensive, but this one worked perfectly for me.
Here’s a link for a perfect and none expensive Taiyaki pan ♡
- Put the sifted unbleached flour and the baking powder in a bowl and mix them well.
- In another medium-size bowl, whisk the egg and the sugar. Add the milk and whisk until all the ingredients look perfectly combined. Add the sifted flour and the baking powder and continue blending until everything is combined.
- Reserve your mixture in the fridge for about 1 hour.
- Heat the Taiyaki pan at low-medium heat. Grease the mould with the oil you chose.
- Fill the mould halfway and in the centre, add about 1 tbsp of chocolate and hazelnuts spread. Pour the Taiyaki mixture on top to cover the spread until the mould looks full.
- Close the mould and flip the Taiyaki pan immediately on the other side.
- Cook for 2–3 minutes on each side. You can open the mould to see if the Taiyakis are golden on both sides.
- Let the Taiyaki cool down a bit on a wire rack but not for too long, it’s sooooo delicious when it’s still warm and when the chocolate and hazelnuts spread is melted.
If you are like Jean-Félix and I … you will eat them all in 5 minutes. HAHAHAHA