Wednesday, January 9, 2008

strawberries and pancakes = YUM!

I'm not sure if the rest of the country is so fortunate, but being so close to Florida, I've been able to find wonderful strawberries pretty much all year. Actually being from Florida, my dad and I use to pick our own strawberries . . . so, I am use to having great strawberries and was happy to find some Florida berries at the farmers market this week.
I decided to make pancakes with sliced strawberries. I sliced the strawberries and coated them with maple syrup to macerate them a bit.
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The pancake batter is pretty simple. It's only 1 cup of flour, 1 tablespoon of baking powder, a pinch of sea salt, 1 tablespoon agave nectar, 2 tablespoons of canola oil and 1 cup PLUS 2 tablespoons of soy milk (for a CREPE like batter use 1 1/4 cups of soy milk). I also added about a teaspoon of strawberry extract to my batter this time to intensify to berry flavor. I cooked the silver dollar sized pancakes in Earth Balance and topped them with the macerated strawberries.
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14 comments:

Leigh said...

I've been eating strawberries like crazy lately! There's nothing better than strawberries with pancakes, I say.

Jillian of Bitchin' Vegan Kitchen said...

Your pancakes are so photogenic! :)

selina said...

wow.... i am at a loss for words those look SO good. and i'm kinda jealous you can get good strawberries all year round. darn you southerners & your warm weather! :)

the pleasantly plump vegan said...

leigh- agreed!

jillian- thanks! they were even prettier in person, if i do say so myself.

selina- we are VERY lucky to have such great produce all year round.

Calimaryn said...

Your pretty strawberries make me cry. And want to lick the monitor but that probably tastes like our strawberries currently available in the frozen North. Lovely lovely pancakes! Beautifully golden, so yummy looking.

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

I'm not so fortunate... the strawberries here are ok, but not the best. Luckily, I like frozen strawberries :o).

You and another blogger, Ruby Red Vegan, have me craving pancakes now!

Vegan_Noodle said...

Oh strawberries, please come to me here in Texas! I haven't really been looking for strawberries lately I suppose (I've been enamored with leafy greens, what's wrong with me?) but now I want some. On top of pancakes too. Just like yours...

Theresa said...

Yum! I love pancakes. Unfortunately, Townsville is too hot for strawberries during most of the year, so I'll live vicariously through you!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Lucky, lucky lady! I had to go on quite the hunt to find strawberries for a recent party! They look delicious!

Jenny Wren said...

Those are some beautiful berries!

Sam said...

You're so lucky! All we have in Pittsburgh is some sad-looking tasteless strawberries that are more brown than red. I can't wait until summer... I am stealing your pancake recipe though. Yum!

Judy said...

Oh, how I love a good pancake. And with strawberries? Nothing better.

VeggieGirl said...

you're INCREDIBLY lucky to be finding good strawberries this time of year - they definitely don't look good here :0(

the pancakes look PERFECT with the strawberries!! lovely combination!!

Paulina said...

Yum! Those strawberries look so delicious especially on top of the pancakes