Tom Daley's Japanese Souffle Pancakes

Japanese Souffle Pancakes
  • Serves: 2
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins

These Japanese souffle pancakes are a great alternative to a traditional pancake recipe, if you’re looking to mix up your pancakes this Shrove Tuesday!


  • 2 large British Lion eggs, separated
  • 65g plain flour, sifted
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 1/2 tbsp semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 50g golden caster sugar
  • oil, for greasing
  • maple syrup, to serve


1.     In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, plain flour, baking powder, milk and vanilla extract until smooth.

2.    In a medium bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff using an electric hand whisk, then gradually add the sugar, whisking continuously, until the egg whites are stiff again.

3.    Take a large spoonful of the egg whites and add to the yolk mixture. Fold gently to combine. Repeat with the remaining egg white mixture, in batches, folding it in gently and trying to knock out as little air as possible. 

4.    Heat a large, non-stick frying pan over low heat until hot. Place four crumpet rings (around 8cm in diameter, 3cm high) into the pan and oil the inside of the rings and base of the pan with a little oil. Fill the rings 3/4 full with batter, and cover the pan with a lid. Leave to cook for 6 minutes on one side, before carefully flipping over, using a spatula. Cook for a further 4 minutes on the other side. 

5.    Remove the pancakes from the rings and divide between 2 plates. Drizzle with maple syrup before serving.

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See also: How to make pancakes - our easy to follow step by step recipe.

Nutritional information, per serving:
Calories Carbs Protein Fat Saturates Salt
329 62.1g 11.2g 6.1g 1.7g 0.8g

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