It was a Sunday well spent catering to the needs of my little ones. My better half was out on work and I was Daddy Day Care for the day. Right from cooking breakfast to a lava cake for dessert and some games in between, the day just flew. Pancakes it was going to be and after much thinking Strawberry Pancakes it was ( the box in the fridge had a lot to play in the decision making).
They are extremely easy to make and if you are willing to play with various toppings like strawberry sauce, maple syrup, chocolate sauce, some sprinkles they are going to be a show stealer for the little ones.
Makes - 8 Pancakes (3-in diameter)
Flour, All-purpose - 150 gm
Sugar - 2 Tblsp
Baking Powder - 2 Tsp
Egg - 1
Milk - 1 Cup (240 ml)
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Vanilla Essence - 1 Tsp
Strawberries, chopped - 2 Cups
Strawberries, sliced - 2 (For garnish)
Maple Syrup - For topping
Butter, melted - 1 Tblsp
Butter - for making pancakes and topping
1. Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk and vanilla essence.
3. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Add in the melted butter.
4. Whisk the batter well to ensure there are no lumps and it is smooth and thick.
5. Fold in the chopped strawberries.
Making the Pancakes:
1. Heat a non-stick skillet/griddle. Add in a tsp of butter and rotate to coat the skillet/griddle.
2. Spoon the batter onto the skillet/griddle (1/4 of a cup).
3. Cook till pancakes start to turn bubbly on top and appear set. (2-3 minutes)
4. Flip them around with a spatula and cook on other side for 2 minutes.
5. Remove to a plate. Repeat again with another spoonful till all batter is used up or you have made the number you require.
NOTE : Keep buttering the skillet as necessary.
Keep pancakes warm as you remove them by either storing them in a casserole or a warm cloth.
6. Serve warm with softened butter and maple syrup on top.