Heart-Shaped Pancakes with Strawberry Sauce

Be adventurous and create heart-shaped pancakes to treat your someone special.

  • Preparation Time30 mins
  • Cooking Time20 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy
Strawberry sauce, recipe follows
Icing sugar, optional
105g plain flour
250ml skimmed buttermilk
125ml skimmed milk
2 large eggs
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 Tbsp honey
1/4 tsp vanilla essence
105g wholemeal flour
For Strawberry sauce:
2 Tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp lemon juice
450g strawberries, fresh or frozen (unsweetened, thawed)
1) Preheat oven to 93C. Preheat a large nonstick griddle or skillet over a medium-low flame.

2) In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients (flour through salt).

3) In another medium bowl, beat together the eggs, buttermilk, non-fat milk, honey and vanilla.

4) Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, mixing only enough to combine them. The batter will be somewhat lumpy.

5) Use a 1/3 cup measuring cup to ladle the batter onto the griddle or skillet. Flip the pancake when the top is bubbling and it is golden brown on the bottom. Then cook until the other side is golden brown. Hold on an oven proof plate in the oven until the entire batch is ready. 6) When all the pancakes are ready, cut them into heart shapes with a heart shaped cookie cutter. Ladle about 75ml of the strawberry sauce onto each plate, place pancakes on top and sprinkle with icing sugar, if using.

Strawberry sauce: Puree strawberries to a chunky puree. Heat them in a small saucepan over a low flame, until they are just warm. Stir in lemon juice and maple syrup.

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