Monday, October 15, 2012

Banana & Raisin Pancakes

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There is a joy in cooking for kids. And the joy infact multiplies when you have kids cook alongwith you. The sheer enthusiasm in them to help out and contribute is infectious. It can range from something as menial as getting the utensils or sifting flour, they are up and about and for me personally cooking with my two boys is the biggest stressbuster. One of these Sundays, we decided to make banana & raisin pancakes and though I knew it would be an amazing Sunday, I'm sure the thought of 3 boys in the kitchen had already made my better half dismiss this as a day off and prepare for a day spent in cleaning the mess we would create. Yes, there was a mess, but most of it was on our clothes and our faces, with some flour flying around and the different syrups and sauces they wanted to pour on their pancakes in the end and some of those sauces finding their way to their aprons. Truthfully, we love to see the look on her face after we are finished. After all these years, she still hasn't figured out that boys will be boys no matter how old they get. 

Banana Pancakes
(Makes 10 pancakes)

Bananas, mashed - 2
Bananas, cut into rounds - 2
Raisins,soaked - 1/2 Cup
All-Purpose Flour - 125 gms.
Eggs - 1
Milk - 245 gms.
Sugar - 15 gms
Baking Powder - 2 Tsp.
Salt - 1/4 Tsp.
Oil - 20 gms.

1. Combine all the dry ingredients (Flour, baking powder, salt, sugar) in a bowl.
2. In a separate bowl mix all wet ingredients except the bananas that have been cut into rounds.
3. Sift the dry mixture into the banana mixture and whisk lightly to form a batter. Add in the raisins and give it a light whisk to mix evenly.
4. Heat a lightly oil pan or griddle.
5. Pour a ladle of the batter onto the pan. Allow to cook on one side and then flip them over.
6. Cook on both sides till they are golden brown.
7. Serve hot with chopped bananas, whipped cream and maple syrup. (Or a combination of sauces, like chocolate sauce and strawberry sauce).

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