Recipe: Fluffy Japanese Pancakes
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Recipe: Fluffy Japanese Pancakes

These traditional Japanese pancakes by Lettice Events are a great way to mix up your Shrove Tuesday this year. While they may not be your traditional crepe, the cross between a souffle and a pancake offers a more than suitable alternative.

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Recipe: Fluffy Japanese Pancakes


  • 300g self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • 360ml whole milk


  • Crumpet rings or metal ring cutters
  • Frying pan
  • Stand up mixer or bowl and whisk


  1. Sift together the self-raising flour and baking powder, then add the caster sugar.
  2. Place in a kitchen aid or stand up mixer. You can do this by hand if you don’t have one.
  3. Mix together four eggs and two tablespoons of sunflower oil and incorporate slowly. Then pour in the milk, again very slowly.
  4. Heat a pan to a low-medium heat. Oil your ring cutters or crumpet rings and oil the frying pan. Fill your rings ⅔ of the way up and slowly cook your pancakes for 8-10 minutes. The pan cakes will rise and form little bubbles on the top. Be very careful to turn them in their rings and cook for a further 3-5 minutes.
  5. Serve with whatever you like. We recommend maple syrup, blueberries and sliced bananas. If you want something more interesting, you can keep with the Japanese theme and macerate some strawberries in sugar and matcha for an hour and serve with these.


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