Have you discovered Japanese souffle pancakes? The light and fluffy pancakes of superior stature with a souffle style interior first shot to fame in Japan and have been trending on Instagram ever since.
The fluffy breakfast treats stack higher than most normal pancakes with a towering advantage of around 3cm per pancake - a height achieved via some unusual preparation tips.
How to Make Japanese souffle pancakes
Unlike traditional buttermilk pancakes these pillowy pancakes are made using a meringue type batter -
The egg whites are chilled and whipped up into a meringue mix before folding in the yolk and remaining ingredients.
Top tip: Chill the batter to allow the pancakes to obtain more height when cooking allowing for that final impressive stacking on the plate.
Remember, with all that air inside they're also very delicate so need to be cooked very slowly at a low temperature.
As for toppings - go as crazy as you like with the sugar, syrup, cream, chocolate sauce, salted caramel and any other favourites.
How to Make Japanese Souffle Pancakes
Discover how to make your own japanese souffle pancakes in the video recipe below:
Want to try the real deal? Head to cafe Gram in Tokyo.
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Little sneak peak of the upcoming s’mores pancakes at my fave @fuwafuwalondon! Not out yet, but DAMN this is one of my favourite toppings now. Loving the toasted marshmallows, and crunchy salted pretzels with the sweet sauce. In heaven. ☁️ —— ? Price: £7-8 ✨ Ambience: 8/10 ? Food: 9.5/10 ? Russell Square, London
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Matcha Red Bean SOUFFLÉ PANCAKES IN YVR • ? @dazzlingcaferichmond __ Originated from Taiwan, Dazzling Cafe is known for their super cute looking desserts ? From what I know, they are the only restaurant in YVR that makes souffle pancakes! After going to Japan to try their infamous jiggly and soft pancakes, I had to see if these would match up. My verdict? Fluffy, but too much flour. It's soft to the touch, but does not melt effortlessly in your mouth. __ Next time, I'll try their Honey Toast Box! Who has tried it before? Lemme know your thoughts below :) __ Tag a ⬇️ pancake loving friend ⬇️ #vancouverfoodie #dazzlingcafe #soufflepancakes #soufflepancake #richmond #richmondfood #richmondfoodie #yvrfood
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If you like these, have you tried making cloud eggs?