Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Strawberry sour cream-poppy seed pancakes


I've been quiet for a couple weeks, but I'm back with yet another pancakes recipe (is there an end to the amazing things one can do with pancakes?! I think not). I made these pancakes for dinner for myself the night before a somewhat stressful medical procedure recently (hence, my quietness for a couple of weeks). Pancakes are one of my favorite things to eat when I'm not feeling my best, or when it's the weekend, or a Tuesday evening... Yes, pancakes ALL THE TIME!

I'm okay and the procedure went well. Hopefully I'll be cooking up all sorts of new and tasty stuff in no time! 

These pancakes contain sour cream and then I topped with a bit more. Having a bit of savory contrast is the perfect way to have a pancake to me - otherwise they can be just too sweet for my liking, especially after you throw in the maple syrup. Bacon also helps with this. Or sausage. I'm not picky.

These pancakes will feed about 2-3 people depending on hunger level. 


Strawberry sour cream-poppy seed pancakes
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly, plus more butter for cooking
1 large egg
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup milk
1-1/2 teaspoons poppy seeds
1 cup sliced frozen strawberries, partially thawed

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda, and sugar.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the melted butter, egg, sour cream, and milk until well-combined.

Stir the wet ingredients into the dry until just combined. Then stir in the poppy seeds and strawberries until just combined. Using the partially thawed strawberries will help keep the batter from turning pink, but feel free to use fresh.

Heat a griddle or cast iron skillet and lightly coat it with butter. Add the batter 1/4 cup at a time. Flip when the batter begins to bubble and the bottom is golden. Cook until the second side is golden.

Repeat until all batter is used. Serve topped with extra sour cream, poppy seeds, strawberries, and/or real maple syrup, as desired.


What was I cooking one year ago?: chicken chop suey 
Two years ago?: stir-fried squid w/ baby bok choy 
Three?: carrot cake pancakes
Four?: roasted chicken w/ baby potatoes & tomatoes
5?: Shepherd's pie

12 comments:

  1. I'm glad you're back after your procedure - we'll send some awesome healing vibes your way. =) And these pancakes look SO wonderful - what a perfect combination of flavors and textures. YUM!

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  2. Sometimes when stressful life things are happening, you just need some good comfort food. Pancakes totally fill that role for me too. Tis the season for strawberries too, so this is perfect. Wishing you good news and a speedy recovery!

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  3. Hope everything went well with procedure. These pancakes are definitely a great way to overcome stress. Total comfort food and this recipe is awesome! Like the addition of the sour cream.

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  4. Dear Amy, glad to read that all went well and that you are feeling better now - hopefully you will have recovered completely very soon!
    Your pancakes with sour cream and strawberries seem to be the perfect treat for stressful times!
    Sending you best wishes - looking forward to your upcoming posts!
    Take good care of yourself,
    Andrea

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  5. These pancakes look so wonderful. I love how soft and fluffy they are and the combo of flavours is just irresistible.

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  6. Yum, this looks fantastic, and is an unusual flavour combination. Hope your procedure went well.

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  7. I'm so glad to hear you're doing okay!! And what a comeback recipe - these pancakes are for sure what I wish I were eating right now!

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  8. hope you continue to recover! these pancakes look fabulous. i love strawberry baked goods :)

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  9. I haven't had pancakes in a while, time to change that! ;)

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  10. Hi Amy,
    These pancakes with strawberry sour cream look so inviting.

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  11. Good to hear the procedure went well Amy. These pancakes look irresistible! The best dinner idea!

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  12. i'm glad everything's okay! i've never tried sour cream on my pancakes, but it's definitely worth a try! love the poppy seed idea too. :)

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