Sunday, April 24, 2011

Strawberry Pancakes......For A Lazy Morning Breakfast



Nothing like having strawberry pancakes for breakfast or brunch
 at 11:00 AM on a Sunday morning specially on Easter Day after going to Church and eating  Magirítsa the night before and specially when you expect to have lunch around 4 or 5 PM waiting for the Kokorétsi and the goat (Chevron) to finish cooking on the spit filled with hot grey charcoal. 

Easter Day is the only day of the year in Greece when you can over eat, over drink ouzo and retsína (Greece's resin wine) and dance the Kalamatianó and the Karagoúna or whatever else you want to dance to. That's why there is a saying in Greek "It is not  Ester everyday" meaning you cannot eat or drink all year long as if it were Easter!!
To watch the Karagouna being danced follow link below... come on...it's fun!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7odP0F16igw
You will need:
- A bunch of strawberries, washed with stems to decorate and eat.
-  2  eggs whole.
-  1 cup all purpose flour.
-  1/4 tsp. salt.
-  3 tsp. baking powder.
-  2 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. sunflower seed oil.
-  1/4 cup milk.
- 1/2 cup strawberry purée.
-  1/3 cup chopped nuts.
N.B. The batter whill come out thick.  You can thin it down slightly (thinner pancakes)by adding very little milk (one Tbsp).
Method:
-  Beat eggs well till fluffy with an electric hand beater.
-  Add the rest of the ingredients. Beat until all ingredients are well incorporated.



-  Spoon onto hot griddle to form a 4 inch diameter circle.




-  When you see the bubbles brake on the surface leaving holes behind, it is time to flip.



-  Serve hot with good fresh butter, original maple syrup, crisp bacon on the side, orange wedges, and strawberries.








Bon Appétit,
Stelio
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