I have been obsessed with Japanese soufflé pancakes ever since my first taste at Fuwa Fuwa Pancakes here in Toronto. These light and fluffy pancakes (literally the translation of Fuwa) are pillowy delights, ridiculously dreamy in every way. The hunt for the perfect Japanese Soufflé Pancake recipe was on.

So, imagine my excitement when they offered up their recipe for us to recreate at home. My tummy grumbled at the thought of it! Having observed them being created in the café, I knew that these are made from scratch and also to order. They are lovingly mixed and so worth the time. If you can, try them at one of their locations. You will never look at pancakes the same way again!

Create these pancakes using a pan or, on the other hand, a skillet or griddle. We use a cast iron grill in our home for pancakes—yes, we are obsessed and have a dedicated double-element grill to make them. I know what I’ll be making this weekend!

Top the freshly made pancakes with your favourite fresh fruit, chocolate drizzle, and/or maple syrup, and be prepared for all the compliments.

Japanese Soufflé Pancakes

Courtesy of Fuwa Fuwa

Two egg yolks
Whites of three eggs
Splash of whole milk
25-30g flour
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
30g sugar

Separate the eggs, keeping two yolks in one bowl and all three whites in a separate bowl. Whisk the egg yolks until combined. Add a splash of whole milk to the egg yolks and whisk some more. Then, add the flour to the egg yolks and set the mixture aside.

Set your stand mixer to medium and beat the egg whites and cream of tartar until foamy. Add half of the sugar to your egg whites and continue to beat the egg whites for 3 minutes. Then, add the other half of the sugar. Beat the egg whites and sugar until they form stiff peaks. Combine the egg yolk and egg white mixture.

Butter your pan or griddle on low heat, and then scoop the batter onto the pan or skillet.
Cook for 3.5 minutes, then flip and cook for another 3.5 minutes.
Decorate with toppings and sauces of choice.

*Photos and recipes provided by and printed with permission from Fuwa Fuwa Pancakes.