You may have seen these pancakes on the internet somewhere because they seem to be everywhere so naturally we figured we would try them out! Japanese style fluffy pancakes differ from regular pancakes in that they are about four times as thick while remaining extremely light and airy. You can basically think of them as the angel-food cake of the pancake world. What't not to like about that, right?!
As the name gives away, this style of pancakes became popular in Japan and are often referred to as Soufflé Pancakes. They hit the Japanese scene around 2016 and have become increasingly popular in the US with Instagram being the major factor.
You may be asking, how do you get the pancakes so airy and fluffy? Well, it's all in the eggs!
The light and airy consistency is achieved through folding a meringue, or mixture of whipped egg whites and sugar, into the pancake batter. That's similar to what you would do with a soufflé, hence why they're often called Soufflé Pancakes.
The rest of the ingredients are pretty simple and the ratios you'll need are very similar to those you'll find in buttermilk pancakes:
We had so much fun making these and completely love how extremely fluffy they are.
Cheers and eat well!
These Japanese Style Fluffy Pancakes are rich, delicate and extremely airy and best served with some fresh strawberries and maple syrup on top!
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