Pancakes & Strawberries

04 January 2015

Pancakes & Strawberries

Pancakes & Strawberries

04 January 2015
Prep Time
10
Cook Time
15
Serves
4-6 Person
Type
Cuisine
Origin

Finally I succumbed to the infectious smile of Vikas Khanna and bought one of his cook book. The recipe is from his book named "Young Chef". It is a twist on one of his recipe's to cater to our in-house young chef's taste today - my youngest son. He insisted that I mention when I write this today that 'my seven year old made it all by himself, with a little help from me". So here it is. One of my little pleasures in life is when my sons do something with me, be it cooking, arts, reading, gardening or even just a walk. My little pleasures that I treasure most. I wish unlike a lot of people I know that they take their time to grow up, so that I can enjoy these times with them. If I could I would put the clock in slow motion. It wasn't only fun to make but super yummy that I had second breakfast today. And not to mention the chef announced himself to be a "talented" kid as he was himself impressed with the result. No modesty there.

Utensil/ Appliance

A flat bottomed non-stick pan

Ingredients

Flour: 1 1/2 cup

Baking powder: 3 tsp

Bicarbonate of soda: 1 1/2 tsp

Egg: 2

Milk: 300ml

OIl: 2 tsp

Fresh Strawberries: 1 cup sliced

Whipping cream: 1/2 cup

Icing sugar: 1 tbsp + 1 tsp for sprinkling

Honey: to drizzle on top

Method

First mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl, then add the eggs and milk and whisk to mix in to a smooth batter. Heat the pan, add 1/2 tsp of oil and smear it with a wooden spatula. The less the oil, the better the pancake looks, so it's important to use a non-stick. While the pan is heating you can start making the sweetened whipping cream. Add the icing sugar to the cream in a large bowl and whip it till a stiff peak forms. The cream needs to be very chill to get a good whipping cream. Once done, refrigerate and leave. IMG_6307Take one big ladle of batter and place it in the middle of the pan. Let it cook till the top looks like the face of the moon and a thin film forms. Turn over or flip over and cook for a minute or two and take out. Leave them on a wire rack to cool.

Once done, place one pancake on a serving plate, layer it with strawberry slices as generously as you like, then spoon a large spoon of cream on top. Place another pancake and repeat. Put the third pancake to finish. Serve with a sprinkle of icing sugar and generous drizzle of honey on top. Pretty high on calories, but that's what is great about being a kid, and once in a while we all should eat for the soul.