Friday, October 26, 2018

Japanese Pancakes パンケーキ | RECIPE

What is the difference between Japanese and American pancakes? Japanese pancakes are thicker in appearance and fluffier in texture. In Japan, pancakes are treated as a dessert rather than a breakfast item. Add toppings such as butter, whipped cream, maple syrup, fruits, jam, or ice cream to create your favorite pancake!

Servings: 2 (Makes 4 pancakes)

INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 oz (5 tablespoons) white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 fl oz (3 tablespoons) milk
  • 4.6 oz (1 cup) cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Vegetable oil or spray
KITCHENWARE & TOOLS:
INSTRUCTION:

Making Pancake Batter:
  1. In a medium bowl whisk the eggs. Add sugar and mix until completely combined.
  2. In another small bowl, combine baking soda and milk together.
  3. Add baking soda mixture and vanilla into egg mixture. Mix well.
  4. Sift cake flour intl egg mixture and mix.
  5. Wrap bowl with plastic wrap and let it sit for 10-30 minutes
  6. Adjust consistency of batter. You want a consistency that is just enough "liquidy" to scoop up and out. Add a tbsp of milk if it gets too thick.
Cooking on a non-stick pan:
  1. Heat pan with LOW HEAT
  2. Use a oil brush or a small piece of paper towel to wipe vegetable oil on pan.
  3. Use a ladle to measure one pancake.
  4. Pour batter onto pan and quickly Make it as round as you can.
  5. Watch pancake carefully. When bubbles start moving on the side (somewhere around one minute), flip it over.
  6. Cook for around one more minute, it is ready!
Tip #1: When brushing/wiping cooking pan with with vegetable oil, try not to leave spotty marks. It will create beautiful brown pancake with minimal marks.

Tip #2: When flipping the pancake, make sure it is still very wet on top. The wet batter will make the pancake thicker (you will see it slowly raises when cooking) and makes the center of pancake softly cooked.

Tip #3: You will probably need some practice with your own pan, heat, and timing. My timing could be a little bit off for you. It’s just a starting guide, So Don’t worry if you messed up. make some adjustments and keep trying until you get a pancake with your favorite texture. 

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