Japanese chef shows how to turn leftover mochi into perfect castella pancakes
Often enjoyed at chic cafes, “perfect” fluffy Japanese soufflé pancakes are actually pretty easy to make at home once you learn how to switch up some ingredients.
There’s more than one way to fluff up your pancakes, however. Popular chef Mugi Rice (@HG7654321) often shares helpful and easy cooking tips to level up people’s kitchen skills, whether it be gourmet tofu recipes or making game-changing tempura sauce.
Earlier this year, Mugi Rice decided to show how turn leftover mochi (since it’s a popular New Year’s treat, many Japanese families have leftover batches at the beginning of the year) into delicious castella pancakes.
First, dice block of mochi into small fine pieces and add to the pancake mix.
Then pour the batter into a pan heated over very low heat, cover it and let sit for 15 minutes.
Turn over, cover, and cook for another 5 minutes, then it’s done!