Thursday, 28 February 2013

Strawberry Pancakes with Stewed Strawberries

Make hay when the sun shines and gorge on strawberries when strawberries are in season, that is the dictum I am following these days. So I made strawberry pancakes and served them with stewed strawberries the other day. I have adapted the recipe from a recipe I saw in the Good Food magazine.


For the Pancakes

1 packed cup of refined flour,
1 pinch of powdered cinnamon,
1 ¼ tsp baking powder,
1 ½ tbsp castor sugar,
1 egg,
1 tsp lemon juice,
1 cup milk,
¼ tsp salt,
4-5 sliced strawberries,
Salted butter as required

For the Stewed Strawberries

100 ml grape juice,
1 tsp vanilla extract,
1 ½ tbsp castor sugar,
200 grams hulled and quartered strawberries


To Make the Stewed Strawberries

Add all the ingredients in a pan and heat it through. When it comes to a boil, lower the heat and add the strawberries, let it simmer for about 2 minutes. Turn off the heat and keep covered till it comes to room temperature.

To Make the Pancakes

Sift the flour, cinnamon powder, baking powder and salt together. Add the castor sugar and lemon juice. Beat the egg and add half the egg into the flour mixture, mix it well. Add milk bit by bit to make into a batter of thick pouring consistency. Fold in the sliced strawberries.

Heat a non-stick pan and add a little salted butter. Use spoonfuls of the batter to make 2 small pancakes. After about 2 minutes you will notice bubbles forming on the surface, now flip the pancakes and cook on the other side for another 2 minutes. Make all the pancakes in this manner.

Serve them with the stewed strawberries.