‘Oyaki’ is a sort of dumpling similar to ‘Gyoza’ made from wheat flour (or buckwheat flour) dough wrapped around a stuffing that is most commonly vegetables, then cooked on a pan.

This time, I made Sweet ‘Oyaki’. The filling for Sweet ‘Oyaki’ can be mashed Pumpkin or Sweet Potato, dried fruit and nuts, or sweetened Beans paste. Today, I used Black Sesame & Azuki paste.


6 ‘Oyaki’ Dumplings


1/2 cup Plain Flour
1/2 cup Bread Flour
1 pinch Salt
1 to 2 teaspoons Sugar
1/2 cup Hot Water
1-2 teaspoons Oil (Canola, Olive, Sesame, etc.)

Filling Suggestions
• Sweet Azuki (Red Bean) Paste
Sweet Black Sesame & Azuki (Red Bean) Paste
• Mashed Pumpkin / Sweet Potato & Dried Fruit & Nuts
• Sweet Chestnuts Paste & Cooked Chestnuts
Cocoa Butter Bean Paste

  1. Place Plain Flour, Bread Flour, Salt and Sugar in a large bowl, and mix to combine. Make a well in the centre and carefully pour in Hot Water and Oil. Mix well to form a soft dough. Knead for 2 to 3 minutes or until smooth. Place the dough in a plastic bag or wrap with plastic food wrap, and rest for 30 minutes.
  2. Divide the dough into 6 even portions. Roll one portion of dough on a lightly floured surface and flatten to about 10cm round. Place a heaped tablespoonful of filling in centre, draw the edges up to enclose, then slightly flatten to about 2cm thick. Make 6 round dumplings and place each round the closed side down until you cook them.
  3. Heat small amount of Oil in a frying pan over medium heat, place the dumpling with the closed side up, that means you cook the good side first.
  4. When the dumplings are browned, turn over, carefully pour 1/4 cup Water and cover with the lid to allow dumplings to steam until the water evaporates. Keep cooking until the bottom of the dumplings turned brown.
  5. Enjoy ‘Oyaki’ hot or warm.