Yogurt Pancakes with fresh Strawberry Syrup Recipe:
Plain American pancakes made using yogurt and a dash of cinnamon, and quick homemade strawberry syrup.
Life and its many shades, the beauty lies in its motion, as we ride through its crest and trough, we learn, grow. I am in a pensive mood today, as you must have already guessed. No one thought in particular but I am juggling in the whirlwind of memories, of a many botched plans and a few successful ones and then almost amazed at the realization that how far I’ve come, grown a little to become a finer kid, kid yes. Almost nothing has happened the way I had imagined it would, not that I am saying anything went wrong, rather what has become might even be better than what I had imagined. The point that I am trying to make is, the motion of life has two paces, one is the pace at which time moves and the other is the one at which we do. I am not even sure, if it is imperative to match our pace with that of time; by-the-way who decides what’s the best pace after all. Of course, I am not advocating being left behind but that it is important to realize our own best pace and keep moving at it. Everything else falls in place and catches pace with ours in time. As many say, there’s a rat race out there, I say-‘where’s the race, I don’t see it for I don’t want to be a part of it.’ I want to live this one beautiful life, oh yes Live-it, all through its troughs and follow the silver lining to reach the crest. And there I summed up my real New year’s resolution, to Live-it up, and the unreal ones like getting slim continue to stay, wink.
It, the pensive mood, was induced by the bright sun that shone over us after many weeks here in Delhi. The sun was such a relief; I sat basking under it for hours with my delicious breakfast and a cup of green tea, felt rejuvenated. My delicious breakfast comprised of a quick and easy to make stack of yoghurt pancakes with a generous topping of a strawberry syrup made in no time with fresh strawberries. No matter how much I love it but spending long hours in the kitchen is painful in this weather, so I just needed a delicious food that is warm and can be prepared in no time to feed my insatiable winter hunger. Pancakes are very simple to make, though a good pancake for me is the one that is perfectly fluffy, and this one did rise enough to win my heart. Here’s how I made my pancakes and quick strawberry syrup.
Ingredients (Makes 10 small pancakes):
- 1 cup all purpose flour/Maida
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 large egg
- ½ tsp cinnamon powder
- ½ cup yogurt
- ½ cup water
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp melted butter and more to grease the skillet
For the Strawberry Syrup:
- 1 cup cored, halved fresh Strawberries
- 2 tbsp crystal sugar
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- ½ cup water
- 1 tsp melted butter
- Whisk water and yogurt together.
- Mix sugar, salt and baking powder in the flour. Make a well in the center and pour in whisked egg and the yogurt water.
- Mix everything together only till they just combine into a thick batter. Then stir in the cinnamon powder and 1 tbsp melted butter.
- Heat a flat bottom Non-stick pan, brush with butter. Pour 2 tbsp of the batter in two portions (if your pan is wide enough to accommodate 2).
- Cook it until bubbles appear, about 2 minutes over medium heat then carefully flip and cook till it rises and is golden.
- Transfer to the serving plate. Make a stack of pancakes and drizzle up with a whole load of your favourite syrup like, maple syrup or honey and seedless fruits as toppings to serve or make the below given basic Strawberry Syrup. Enjoy warm.
- Add all the ingredients in a microwave safe bowl and put it inside your microwave and cook for 4-5 minutes.
- It’s done once the consistency is reduced to syrup like. If you want a thick puree like feel just run you blender through it, but I just sludge the strawberries with the back of the spoon and the syrup with the fruit chunks is ready to be served with the pancakes.
Dos and Don’ts:
Now come on, I ain’t got any advice that can make me sound intelligent. Just watch the consistency of the batter and do not whip it too much, do that and everything shall be alright.
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