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Japanese Style Pancakes

japanese pancakes

With Pancake Day just a few days away, Expedia challenged me to make a destination themed pancake. I thought that I would try something a little bit different so opted for these amazing Japanese style pancakes.

If you haven’t heard of Japanese pancakes before they are basically a really thick, fluffy pancake, almost soufflé like. They are are slightly sweeter that our traditional pancakes but they are so so good.

Mine haven’t turned out quite as well as some I’ve seen and might not be Pinterest worthy, but that’s fine as they still tasted delicious. If you decide to give these a try then please do let me know as I would love to see, and maybe yours will turn out a bit better than mine!

Here is the recipe that I followed…

  • 1 large egg
  • 80g buttermilk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 25g sugar
  • 40g plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • Fruit to serve (or anything else you fancy)

You will also need a ring mould, I got a set of three for just £2.99 from eBay.

  • Start by weighing out all of your ingredients.
  • Mix everything together into a smooth batter with no lumps.
  • Oil both your frying pan and your ring moulds so that the pancakes don’t stick to them.
  • Place your ring moulds into the pan and allow them to heat up a little.
  • Pour in the batter until half full and allow to cook for around three minutes.
  • Flip your ring mould over and cook the other side for another three minutes.
  • Take the pancake off the heat and gently remove from the mould.
  • Serve your pancakes up with whatever you fancy, I went for berries and maple syrup, yummy!

What do you think? Are Japanese style pancakes something that you would try?

Thanks for reading.



  1. February 24, 2017 / 3:49 pm

    They look great, and yes, I’m going to give them a try.

  2. February 24, 2017 / 5:16 pm

    I think yous look great ! I definitely want to try these. Thanks for sharing Emma 🙂