Strawberry Pancakes
This post is a landmark for me -  very personal one at that! May be not that much a deal for you, but for me! OK OK coming to it - My first set of photos taken in the morning! Taken from 6:45 am - 7:30 am! Taken during usual routine day! Taken when I am usually frantic with lots of stuff in the morning! Taken with 'not-so-prim-and-proper-kitchen'!  I have never been one to have lots of props and pans or lighting's when I take my photos and mostly the photos amount to 10-15 pictures a post and most of them step wise pictures. Click and snap. Correct bit of lighting if required and post! Having said that I usually don't do these "photo shoots" (Sound cool! isn't it?) during morning, no time may sound a good enough excuse but to be honest, I am not a morning person. So last Wednesday, dunno it was one of those upbeat mornings - may be cos I was planning a Strawberry Pancake day!
Strawberry Pancakes
Aaah! Strawberries do this to you, I think! What is so special about them that make them so gourmet?  Is it the delicious smell?  the taste perhaps? The beautiful rich red color? or is it because they are so expensive? I don't know the reason but they sure make me feel special. Last week, I got a super duper deal on these strawberries. Usually a small qty (pop 2-3 in the mouth and you have almost finished them kind!) costs me about $5. But this time I got a whole basket, (eat, use abuse yet I am still there kind!) for $4. We ate them till we couldn't, made Strawberry Jam out of it, still found lots more to go. Freezed (I am sleeping now for sure!)froze few more and thought of making this delicious Pancake! Strawberry Pancakes I still remember the first time I ordered it somewhere - I was all looking forward to it and what comes to my plate? Normal pancakes with some strawberry syrup drizzled on top! Naaah, not my thing at all! When I say Strawberry Pancake, I imagine biting into some berries inside my pancakes, not just outside and certainly not like a syrup alone! So I did the next best thing that I can do in such cases - Stopped ordering them outside and made some at home. Excuse if the photos don't do justice to the real ones, it was morning remember? Now to the recipe - I think this is Ray Ray's recipe - I am not too sure , I have changed and played around enough not to even recall the original recipe.
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  • Serves: 2 people
  • Yields: Makes around 6 large pancakes
Ingredients
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 egg whites, whipped lightly
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • Approx 2 cups strawberries
  • Maple syrup, powdered sugar and sliced strawberries to serve (optional)
Method
1.

Add the dry ingredients together and stir well.

2. Now mix the wet ingredients together in another bowl
3. Very thinly slice the strawberries. You can chop them fine if you want. Just make sure they are not huge chunks but very thin pieces - otherwise it makes pouring out pancakes harder for you.
4. Now slowly mix the dry and wet ingredients together. Like how the Food Network Chefs say it - Make love to it - don't beat it and show anger at your husband on the batter! You can show them at something like this French Bread which needs all the muscle!
5. Now slowly stir in the strawberries and mix until blended.
6. Grease the skillet lightly. Drop about 1/4 cup of the mixture on it.
7. Spread it lightly. Now now you don't have to make a perfect round - I know I said Gourmet breakfast, but I also said it is at home, you are not at restaurant! Make a triangle if you want to! Its the taste and texture not the shape that matters
8. Now give a good look at the to-be-pancake. Admire the handiwork.
9. As you are watching, you will see the bubbles popping all over the surface. No, its not angry with you, nor have you really been sleeping during the process and left out anything. If it does that - You know you have done it right! Its supposed to do that and this is precisely what gives it the airy texture.
10. If you are up to it (I was when I made them), do a flip with the pan to turn the pancakes around - Now don't be too upbeat and stick it on the ceiling above! I don't think even your dog will take it too kindly if you serve that to it. Little less energy please for the over enthused.... Strawberry Pancakes

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But if you don't want to be accountable to the house owner or something for the patches in the ceiling, use your spatula to flip it around!
If you thought that this would be very sweet - take my word for it - its not. It can actually take some powdered sugar dusting to make it worthwhile for folks with sweet tooth. Strawberry Pancakes Dust some, and pour out that maple syrup which has been lurking in your fridge ( God knows for how long!) and make it presence worthwhile! And yeah of course now you can add some sliced strawberries on top of it. This is what Strawberry Pancakes is all about for me! You can skip the syrup and instead make strawberry sauce to serve with too if you wish. You can use this Berry Sauce here if you prefer. Strawberry Pancakes

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By Sana on Jun 20, 2011

The strawberry pancakes have become regular affair in my house. It is so easy to make. Sometimes I use bananas too because I like strawberry banana combination. Thanks.

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By Vardhini on Apr 18, 2011

 

Well I am back after a long gap. I tried this recipe with blueberries and it was a total hit. I did not use vanilla extract but other than that I followed the recipe. It was a breeze to put together. Kids loved it.
 
I have posted my step by step version in http://vardhiniskitchen.blogspot.com/2011/04/blueberry-pancakes.html
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By Caroline on Aug 16, 2012

Lovely recipe, DK! My husband Harry and I make these pancakes every morning when we get the chance to! We're running out of strawberries through! GOTTA GO BUY MORE!!!! -Caroline xx :)

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By kruti on Jan 13, 2012

Hi.. please can u provide a substitute for eggs?

By sarah on Sep 11, 2011

how many calories per serve

By Purnima on Sep 4, 2011

Wonderful recipe! But i want make eggless pancakes. can u suggest any substitution? Thanks!

By Vardhini on Apr 19, 2011

Made this using blueberries. It was awesome. I have posted in "I Made This". Thanks DK.

By Smita on Mar 21, 2011

pancake looks yumm... strawberry is looking heavenly !!

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I have done the same with bananas, top with bananas, nuts and pure maple syrup, and also with finely diced apples(add some cinnamon, ground flaxseed to the batter). One medium apple for one cup of dry ingredients works well.

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By SM on Dec 11, 2010

i was looking for this recipe for long time , thanks a lot... have one more q's .. can v use same method to make pineapple pancake ?? :-D

By April on Aug 13, 2010

I want to make these....can i use defrosted frozen strawberries???

Oh sure..why not :)

By Archana on Jul 18, 2010

Lovely, such riot of colors ! No wonder it perked up your morning.

By Lily on Jun 13, 2010

im going to make it NOW!! looks so good defnitley drool worthy but i dun have any honey so we c wat happend lol

By Ana on May 31, 2010

i just made them and they were so good! thanks for the recipe! :-D

By Syeda on Dec 11, 2009

The only thing I can say is yummmmmmmmmmmm

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By ashwini on Jun 24, 2009

A small question - can I sub APF with whole wheat flour? Oh you sure can - and if you have whole wheat pastry flour it would be even yummier...:)

By ashwini on Jun 24, 2009

Look what you did DK!! I dont have strawberries but I want to eat this pancake right now!! :-D Will go hunting strawberry shopping in the evening. I am eating this for dinner tonight!

By CurryLeaf on Jun 22, 2009

Wow,fruity pancakes.Waiting for the eggless version.BTW,you can send it to Click :stack as well. Enjoy the luscious berries thanks:)...have sent it already Sweatha..

By shaikhmohammed on Jun 21, 2009

very well expalined and disrcibed recipe. i wud like ot ask whether i can use straweberry crush inabsence of fresh strawberry? please advice me. thanks

Hi Shaikh, I know I took some time to answer this, but I was trying to see if one can actually use strawberry crush for pancake recipe. I tried to find crush myself to try and experiment. But I was not able to find one. A typical crush has lots of sugar - light syrup, sugar etc - so the chances that it might turn too sweet is one case. It also contains evaporated milk and I am not sure how it will all come together. You can try one thing just to be same - make a very little pancake batter -mix a little amount of this crush to it and make the pancakes....so in case it does not taste well, you dont have to waste the other batter.

I will also experiment in the meanwhile and if I hit upon something, will surely mail you :)

By Johanna on Jun 20, 2009

yum - these look gorgeous - I love fruity pancakes but have never put the strawberries in them - now am very tempted

By Divya Vikram on Jun 20, 2009

That is a delicious stack of pancakes!! Holy Yumm!!

By sunita on Jun 20, 2009

Dhivs, that stack would make everyone's morning extra special :-)

By Priya on Jun 20, 2009

Wowow feel like grabbing the plate from the pic..looks fabulous DK...Gorgeous clicks!

By Happy Cook on Jun 20, 2009

Those pancakes looks so delcious, i have neve rmade pancakes with strawberries. Mostly my pictures are take fast too as family will be waiting for their plate :-) Thankyou for sendingthis delcious pancakes to my event. totally my pleasure HC- totally mine! :)

By Parita on Jun 20, 2009

Nicely written dear and loved the pancakes clicks, perfect for stacks event, can i omit the egg whites?

By sathya sankar on Jun 19, 2009

Wonderful pancakes DK! Iam craving for those right now :D

By Arundathi on Jun 19, 2009

Nice pancakes, DK! And what a great sounding breakfast! aaha! U r back! Finally - so shall I make the announcement? ;)

By RedChillies on Jun 19, 2009

Very nice presentation and your enthusiastic write-up. Loved the first picture, you took it that early eh? I hardly wake up at that time, let alone take pictures :-) ..and thats why its a landmark for me, I mentioned it dint I! ;)

By Nags on Jun 19, 2009

if only maple syrup weren't so expensive in SG, i wud probably had these every day! Absence of Maple syrup should not deter u from making these Nags....make these anyway.:)

By Sadhana on Jun 19, 2009

Dk lovely pancake, beautiful pictures.

By bindiya on Jun 19, 2009

these look out of the world delicious, fab click too!

By prathibha on Jun 19, 2009

looking yummy...perfect for entry

By nithya on Jun 19, 2009

Looks very inviting...enjoyed reading ur post too.This is perfect for click...u may want to send this! I already did Nithya :) Thanks..

By Kalai on Jun 19, 2009

Gorgeous! Like Deepa, I'm craving strawberries right about now! They really look amazing, girl! :)

By dee on Jun 19, 2009

drrolworthy.. I made spelt and blueberry pancakes but no time to post :P . madhu - yes always .. maple syrup should be refrigerated after opening.. else there will be a mouldy layer on it.. ask me how many bottles i had to discard bcos didnt read the instructions well :(

By Madhuram on Jun 19, 2009

The picture is definitely stack (click) worthy. Do we need to store maple syrup in the fridge? And you can also send it to Happy Cook's Strawberry Feast. Thanks Madhu :) Mine says that I have to after opening! I will surely send them over to HC! I am so out of keeping track of events! All help for that would be appreciated. I remember yours for sure - I have them ready! Thats why :) :)

By Deepa on Jun 19, 2009

hmm what shl i say ? very well writtend and described :) and yes by the time u read the end u start to crave for those red colored fruits ...yum!! That was fast! Thanks dear :)