Happy Pancake Day!

I am currently recovering from food poisoning/stomach bug, so have unfortunately not been able to make any pancakes today. Luckily I made some on Saturday, so I’m going to share the recipe I used as they turned out really well!

I don’t believe in the sad, thin crepe-like pancakes that are so popular in England, as I was brought up on a diet of fluffy Japanese hotcakes (or ホットケーキ) covered with melted butter and maple syrup. I had the urge to make pancakes so just googled a recipe quickly and came across LaFujiMama‘s.


  • 2 large eggs
  • 200 ml milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 200g plain flour
  • 8g baking powder
  • 40g granulated sugar
  1. Beat the eggs, milk and vanilla extract together (I used an egg whisk), until foamy.
  2. Sieve the dry ingredients together. Gradually whisk the dry ingredients into the wet.
  3. Let the batter sit for about 15 minutes. Air bubbles will appear and the batter should thicken.
  4. Melt some butter in a pan on a low-medium heat, try to not let it burn, but don’t worry if it does. The first pancake is always the worst.
  5. Spoon in some of the mixture – however much you want depending on how big you want your pancake to be.
  6. It’s ready to flip when the air bubbles in the top retain their shape and don’t disappear into the raw batter (at least that’s what my mum always said and I stick by). Flip and both sides should be evenly browned.
  7. Serve with a cube of butter and honey/maple syrup/golden syrup/whatever your heart desires!

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