Friday, January 25, 2013

Whole wheat pancakes with Strawberries and Whipped Cream

A classic breakfast. Thanks to the hubby for taking this scrumptuous picture.



Ingredients (Makes 4 pancakes) :

  1. 1 cup whole wheat flour
  2. 1 egg
  3. 1 tsp baking powder
  4. 1.5 tbsp sugar for the pancakes
  5. 1/8 tsp salt
  6. 1/2 cup milk
  7. 1/2 tsp vanilla powder/essence
  8. 1.5 tbsp melted butter
    For topping
  1. 1 cup of strawberries, pitted and sliced
  2. 200ml fresh cream
  3. 3 tbsp sugar for whipped cream
How I made it :
  1. In a bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, sugar, vanilla powder and salt.
  2. Beat the egg and add to this mix.
  3. Add milk, melted butter and mix well. DO NOT add the baking powder until you have the toppings ready and the tawa/griddle hot.
  4. Make the whipped cream as described below.
  5. Now, heat your tawa.
  6. Add the baking powder to the batter and mix well.
  7. Pour a ladel of batter onto the hot tawa. Keep heat on low. Cover the pancake.
  8. After a minute or so take off cover and flip the pancake. 
  9. Cook on low for another minute.
  10. Serve hot with whipped cream and strawberries. 
Alternate serving suggestion - maple syrup, honey, milkmaid

To make the whipped cream topping :
  1. Take two similar sized bowls.
  2. Put ice cubes into one.
  3. Place the other bowl on the top.
  4. Pour in the fresh cream.
  5. Beat with hand mixer/blender on high until soft peaks are formed.
  6. Add sugar while continuing to beat.
  7. Turn off once sugar is well incorporated
  8. Do not over beat the cream, it will turn to butter.
Tips :
  1. Add the baking powder only and only when your tawa/griddle is hot and the toppings are ready as well.
  2. Do not over beat the cream. It will turn to butter.