Strawberry topped Pancakes

Sweet and tangy, fragrant and juicy, the strawberry is such a beautiful work of nature ! It is packed with a punch of essential vitamins and antioxidants. Make a pile of warm and buttery pancakes using Verka Butter and Verka Dahi, then crown them with a scattering of this vibrant fruit !

Strawberry topped Pancakes

• 2½ cups maida (280 gm)
• 6 tbsp Verka Butter (plus ¼ tbsp for greasing the pan)
• 70 gm sugar
• 1¼ tsp baking powder
• ½ tsp soda bicarb
• ¼ tsp salt
• 1½ cups Verka Dahi
• 2 eggs
• 1 tsp vanilla essence
• 1¼ cup sliced strawberries
• 4-5 tbsp honey

Method:

• Use a bowl to mix together the maida, sugar, baking powder, soda and salt.

• Microwave the butter in a small bowl till melted. Cool.

• Whisk together the eggs, Verka Dahi, vanilla and half a cup of water, then add the melted Verka Butter.

• Now mix in the wet ingredients into the dry ones, stirring gently.

• Heat up a frying pan, grease with a little butter, then drop ¼ cup of batter on it. Try to maintain a reasonably rounded shape.

• Flip after a minute, or when the edges look dry and bubbles appear on the surface. Cook the other side for another 2 minutes, then repeat the process to cook the rest of the batter.

• Make a stack of 2-3 pancakes, top with some sliced strawberries, then drizzle honey over them. Serve warm.

Note : Do not stir the batter too vigorously. As a variation you can substitute the strawberries with sliced peaches,plums, bananas or any other fruit. The pancakes can be frozen ahead for future use. When needed, thaw and rewarm lightly on a hot pan. (Do not microwave. They will become tough and leathery.)