Amazake Pancakes

Amazake Pancakes

You don't need any sugar or milk for the pancake batter. The mild sweetness and flavor of amazake is highlighted best with homemade amazake.

Ingredients: 6 pancakes with a diameter of about 15 cm

Flour (cake flour)
100 g
Baking powder
1.5 teaspoons
1/2 teaspoon
1 large
Amazake (Sweet rice sake) Recipe ID: 2101901
250 ml


1. Combine the flour and baking powder in a bowl, stir with a whisk to break up the lumps and incorporate air into the flour.
2. Put the egg into a different bowl and beat well with the whisk. Add the amazake and mix. (Use a food processor or blender to make the amazake smooth in advance.)
3. Add the egg and amazake mixture into the bowl with the flour, and mix quickly with the whisk.
4. Coat a frying pan with oil, heat until steam rises, then place the pan on top of a damp kitchen towel to cool. (Skip if you use a Teflon-coated frying pan.)
5. Return the frying pan to the stove, turn the heat on low, then pour on a ladle full of batter. (It will be a circular shape if poured at a slightly high distance from the pan.)
6. When the surface starts to bubble and dry, then flip over. (If it the color is too light, the heat is low, and if it browns to a dark color, then the heat is high. Adjust accordingly.)
7. After the both sides are browned, it's done. Stack the pancakes on a plate as you cook. Keep the pancakes warm with a kitchen towel so that they won't cool as quickly.
8. You can enjoy the pancakes even more if you pour on some syrup or whipped cream, or serve with fruit.

Story Behind this Recipe

Even though I make amazake at home, the sad truth is that I'm the only one in our family who enjoys it. So I used it to make pancakes. My children gobbled them down, but they didn't believe me when I told them those pancakes were made with amazake.