japanese fluffy pancake recipe
happy to provide you with a recipe for Japanese fluffy pancakes! These pancakes, also known as souffle pancakes, are a popular breakfast item in Japan and are known for their fluffy, airy texture. This recipe yields pancakes that are light, soft, and absolutely delicious, and it serves 4 people.
- 3/4 cup cake flour
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 large eggs, separated
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- Vegetable oil for cooking
- Powdered sugar for dusting
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the cake flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until well combined.
- In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the milk, vanilla extract, egg yolks, and melted butter until smooth.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Be careful not to overmix the batter.
- In another mixing bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form.
- Use a rubber spatula to gently fold the egg whites into the pancake batter until just combined. It’s important to be gentle here so as not to deflate the egg whites and lose the fluffiness.
- Heat a nonstick skillet or griddle over low heat. Once the pan is hot, lightly brush it with vegetable oil.
- Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to scoop the batter onto the hot skillet or griddle. Cover the pan with a lid and cook for 3-4 minutes, until the edges of the pancake begin to set and the surface begins to bubble.
- Carefully flip the pancake and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, until the other side is golden brown.
- Repeat with the remaining batter, brushing the pan lightly with oil between batches.
- Serve the pancakes warm, dusted with powdered sugar.
- Use a nonstick pan or griddle to ensure that the pancakes don’t stick and cook evenly.
- Be sure to beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form for maximum fluffiness.
- Covering the pan with a lid while cooking helps the pancakes cook through without burning the surface.
- Use a gentle hand when folding in the egg whites to maintain their volume.
- For even fluffier pancakes, you can add a pinch of cream of tartar to the egg whites before beating them.
These Japanese fluffy pancakes are sure to be a hit at your breakfast table! With their soft, airy texture and sweet flavor, they’re a delicious and unique twist on classic pancakes. Follow this recipe and use the tips provided for the best results. Enjoy!