Cooking With Mom’s Choice: Soft and Light Japanese Pancakes

Soft and Light Japanese Pancakes

Draven Jackson
Blogger | Teacher

Breakfast is, without a doubt, the most important meal of the day for countries all over the world. And what is breakfast without pancakes?

Soft and Light Japanese PancakesEach country – each family, even – has its own secret recipe and favorite method for making pancakes. Some like to keep it traditional with a light pancake covered and syrup, and some like to make it more exciting by filling extra-thin crepes with interesting ingredients.

Whatever your pancake preferences, it’s nice to mix up your routine every once in a while and try something new. So, if you’re looking to experiment with your pancake recipe during your next Sunday brunch, try to make your own version of Japan’s fluffy, airy souffle pancakes!

Japanese Pancakes Ingredients

• 2 eggs, separated
• 1 ½ cups of flour
• 1 ¾ teaspoons baking powder
• ½ teaspoon baking soda
• ¼ cup of sugar
• 1 cup of buttermilk
• ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1/3 cup of melted butter

Special Equipment

• 3 ½” x 2” ring molds

Japanese Pancakes Recipe

1. Beat egg whites into a meringue (when stiff peaks form)
2. Butter or spray your ring molds well to keep the batter from sticking and put them in the pan over low heat, then cover.
3. Mix together your flour, baking powder, baking soda, and sugar in a bowl.
4. Mix together the buttermilk, vanilla extract, melted butter, and egg yolks in a different bowl until well incorporated.
5. Add the flour mixture slowly and mix well until the batter is smooth and free of lumps.
6. Fold in the egg whites and mix with the batter until combined.
7. Pour batter into each mold (about a half cup) and cover the pan. Cook for about 5 minutes – you’ll see bubbles beginning to form on the top of the pancake.
8. Flip the mold with the pancake inside and cook another 3 to 4 minutes until the pancake is set.
9. Top with syrup, whipped cream, powdered sugar, or fresh berries!

I hope you and your whole family enjoy these yummy, fluffy Japanese pancakes. They are incredibly delicious and a fun way to mix up your normal brunch or breakfast routine!

Draven Jackson HeadshotAbout Draven Jackson

Draven is an avid writer and reader who enjoys sharing her opinions on movies, books, and music with the rest of the world. She will soon be working as a teacher in Japan and hopes to use her experience to connect with other teachers and students around the globe. Draven spends most of her time at home with her family, her dogs, and her ferret.

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