The result wasn't exactly soufflé-like, but definitely fluffy enough for my liking. Behold the final result!
(Recipe inspired by and adapted from honeykki)
- 3 egg whites
- 1 egg yolk
- 75 g granulated sugar
- 150 g all-purpose flour
- 160 ml milk
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 - 2 tsp matcha powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- vegetable oil
- whipped cream + syrup (opt.)
1) Whisk egg yolk and 2 tbsp (25 g) of sugar in a large bowl. Continue to combine until well incorporated and the mixture is slightly sticky and capable of forming thin ribbons.
2) Sift in flour, matcha powder, and baking soda. Mix gently.
3) Add in milk, 1 tbsp vegetable oil, and vanilla. Combine well.
4) Beat egg whites until glossy, stiff peaks form, adding 4 tbsp (50 g) of granulated sugar to the mix in three stages.
5) Gently combine the meringue into the batter in two to three additions, spooning and cutting through with a spatula.
6) Grease and heat a shallow pan over medium heat. Once the oil becomes less viscous, reduce to low-medium heat.
7) Ladle batter into the pan to form mounds approximately three to four inches in diameter. Let cook for 2 minutes, or until evenly browned, before gently flipping over. There will be a greater number of bubbles travelling to the surface as opposed to regular pancakes; fear not, as this will simply add to the fluffiness factor.
8) Allow the reverse side to cook for 1-2 minutes. It should be able to be removed from the pan with ease.
9) Grease the pan again and continue this process until no batter remains. As the pan becomes increasingly warm, adjust the temperature of the heat accordingly to prevent burning.
10) Let cool and top with syrup, whipped cream, and/or toppings of choice.
11) Serve and enjoy!
- honeykki's original recipe utilized two eggs, separated, and 100 g of sugar; I've altered these measurements as I wished to achieve a pancake that was more airy than sweet. Unit conversions were conducted to ensure that the correct metric units were being used.
- 75 g of granulated sugar yielded a sufficiently sweet pancake for my liking, and actually nixed the need for any additional syrup. Feel free to adjust this amount according to your preference and desired topping choices.
- Greasing the pan is crucial to prevent the pancakes from losing air and shape. Those using non-stick pans may skip this step.