Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Strawberry Pancakes!

Who doesn’t love good old diner style pancakes, smothered in honey syrup and served up with fresh fruits in season?  Follow this super easy recipe to recreate this warm, timeless favourite!

Before marriage, my relationship with Mr. H was long, long, long distance for like 9 years! So in order to keep the fire alive, we tried as much as possible to include each other in our daily lives for as many hours a day as we could. We’d even try to eat the same meals as much as possible J. One faithful day, I had just had pancake for Iftar and of course, he wanted some too. So I invented this super easy, fail-proof, bachelor-friendly pancake recipe and we’ve been using it since then…
I call it the “Rule of one” 

What goes in
For the pancake base
-          1 large egg
-          1 cup of flour
-          1 cup of milk
-          1 tsp baking powder
-          I call it the “Rule of one”

This is all you need for your fluffy pancake batter. Of course you need to add lots of extras to make it special

Other ingredients
-          3 – 4 tbsp of sugar or splenda
-          ½ tsp of mixed spice or cinnamon powder
-          2 tbsp of Desiccated coconut
-          A tiny drop of butterscotch flavor
-          A pinch of salt

Here’s how it goes

-          Sift the flour, salt, baking powder and cinnamon powder into a big wide bowl
-          Make a well in the middle and crack the egg in
-          In a separate container, dissolve the sugar in the milk
-          Add the butterscotch
-          Combine until a thick runny batter is formed
-          Leave batter to sit for about 5 – 10 minutes
-          With oil or butter, lightly grease a non-stick frying pan and place on medium heat
-          Spoon pancake batter unto frying pan with a ladle
-          After about 1-2 minutes or when bubbles start forming on the back, flip the pancake. The fried side should be a nice brown colour. Fry the bubble side briefly for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
-          Repeat until all the batter is finished

Setting up
-          By now you should have a short stack of hot pancakes. Set aside
-          Wash your strawberries thoroughly and remove the leaves and blemishes (If any).

-          Serve pancakes in stacks. Top with fresh strawberries and a drizzle of syrup or honey.

You can also serve it as a dessert with a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream…mmmmmm! #yummz

P.S: How amazing do those strawberries look? My brother bought a whole stash for me from Jos. They are all super fresh and home grown and they are sold in recycled indomie boxes on the highway between Jos and Abuja. Got about 800grams for 500 naira! That’s a bargain considering I get 250 grams of unripe, sour fake ones for 1200naira from Shoprite! Grrrr!
Anyways, enjoy your strawberry pancakes.
Lots of love!

P.P.S: Have your own special pancake recipe? OR want to try this at home? Please send in your recipes with photos! We all love to share


  1. yummy pancakes!!! will definitely give it a try...i love pancakes

  2. I'm glad you like it Aysha :) :) It is even yummier in real life :P

  3. I'm so preparing these pancakes this weekend. They look soooo yummy