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Japanese pancakes

The trick to getting soft and fluffy Japanese pancakes? Beat the egg whites until stiff but not only. Here's how to prepare them with the original recipe.

There aren't too many ways to define Japanese pancakes other than fluffy . This Italianized term to convey the English concept of fluffy , i.e. soft but at the same time foamy , describes this dessert perfectly.

Having arrived in Italy from Japan via the United States, they were consecrated by social media, in particular Instagram . In fact, it is here that the first attempts at imitation were seen which led to various versions, all sharing the presence of whipped egg whites which is the substantial difference between classic pancakes and Japanese ones. Let's go to the kitchen to prepare the dessert, also with our preparation video .

Japanese pancakes
Japanese pancakes

How to make tall Japanese pancakes

Divide the yolks from the whites

1. First divide the egg whites from the yolks.

Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form

2. Beat the egg whites with an electric whisk until stiff, adding the sugar little at a time, letting it fall from the edge of the container.

Add ingredients to the whipped egg whites

3. Mixing from bottom to top, add the milk and the flour sifted with the yeast , little by little.

Add egg yolks to the other ingredients, being careful not to break the mixture

4. Then mix in the egg yolks , one at a time, mixing with a wooden spoon, trying to avoid breaking down the mixture.

Grease pan and pour Japanese pancake mixture

5. Heat a non-stick pan and lightly grease it with butter . Pour a ladle of mixture to form a layer of at least 3 cm : in this way you will obtain the characteristic fluffy consistency typical of Japanese pancakes. Help yourself with a pastry cutter if necessary.

cook the Japanese pancakes on both sides

6. When bubbles begin to form on the surface, flip the pancakes using a kitchen spatula and continue cooking for another couple of minutes.

Plating Japanese pancakes

7. Place the pancakes on a plate and top with maple syrup and icing sugar. Serve hot.

The fluffy pancakes are perfect for breakfast or a snack for the little ones. But be careful not to confuse them with dorayaki , pancakes filled with red bean jam! If you are more traditional , however, here are the Nutella pancakes .

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We advise you to consume them immediately after preparation and not to wait too long: as time passes they will tend to "deflate".

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