Strawberry Shortcake Day Pancake Recipe

Nothing says summer like the blooms on my strawberry plants here in Ohio.  When they ripen in late May – early June they are the sweetest berries you’ve ever tasted.  I also enjoy berries in late February from my dome garden here in NW Ohio. There are a few varieties I know I can trust a harvest from. These sweet treats are easy to make and perfect for your next summer gathering, picnic, or date night.

Strawberry Shortcake Pancake Recipe

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Strawberry Shortcake Pancakes

Ingredients

    Strawberry Topping
  • 1 pint of fresh straberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup of sugar
    Pancake Mix
  • 1 1/2 cups of floor
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup of milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons of butter

Instructions

    Strawberry Topping
  1. remove top of strawberry (greens)
  2. dice the strawberry into small peices
  3. Mix with vanilla and sugar.
  4. Refrigerate until ready to use. Will keep in refrigerator for up to a week.
    Pancakes
  1. Toss together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
  2. Make a well in the center and pour in the milk, egg and melted butter; mix until smooth.
  3. Heat up griddle
  4. Once the griddle or skillet is hot scoop roughly 1/4 cup of batter
  5. Watch for little bubbles indicating it is time to flip the pancake.
  6. Brown both sides and serve immediately!
  7. top with strawberry topping and whipping cream
  8. sprinkle crushed walnuts on top

This is a recipe I’ve been using for years from fresh home grown strawberries in the Midwest.

ingredients for strawberry shortcake pancake

Fun Facts About The Strawberry

  • The American Indians would crush berries and mix it with cornmeal and bake into a bread long before the Colonist arrived.  The Colonists developed their own version of the recipe that was later known as Strawberry Shortcake.
  • Strawberry Shortcake parties were popular in the 1850’s to celebrate the coming of summer
  • Medieval stone masons would carve strawberry designs on altars and around the tops of pillars in cathedrals representing perfection and righteousness.
  • Only fruit with seeds on the outside rather than the inside is the strawberry which is also a member of the rose family.
  • The first strawberry hybrid “Hudson” was developed in the USA in 1780

 

Let’s Connect

When you think Summer what fruit comes to mind? Don’t be sure to share your berry recipes with me! I’d love to hear from you so please share a comment below.

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