|BANANA NUTELLA PANCAKE LAYER CAKE|
There's a chill in the air, perfect for Christmas. My favorites - rich plum cake & marzipan cake which I can never resist. Christmas caps sold by vendors at signals, shops , bakeries adorned with festive decorations, star lights hanging outside windows, trees decked up with shiny baubles are sights I adore and they make this season more magical. I enjoy watching carol singing groups that go around spreading holiday cheer travelling in decorated trucks, making stops here and there. Replays of my favorite Christmas movies on telly makes it even better
Spread some joy, give a lot of love. I wish I could put away some of the Christmas liveliness in a cookie jar and open it from time to time........
I've spent quite a few Christmases at Bombay & Goa and those are my best loved holiday destinations in India , decked up with lots of joy,delish food and magic in the air ! Not to forget the company of friends & family without which it would be incomplete.
A Christmas party at school long ago, is one of my favorites - decorated tables with food (frooti was popular then), all of us wore pretty caps with holly on it and a slightly unreal real Santa watching over us , made that day special . Not to forget the naughty smiles !
|St. Anne's - Bombay|
Went to the market the other day and I saw boxes of luscious strawberries, of course I bought them immediately , since I can't resist these. These gorgeous red berries make any dish look beautiful. The pancake recipe is from allrecipes, I added nutella and banana to it. The pancakes I made are thinner than the usual thick pancakes. Layered with alternate layers of soft flavored cream and topped with strawberries, this is one dessert you can't refuse ! A scrumptious holiday treat . Tastes best when served cold. The cream looks like a lot, it is not so, was kind of melting when I took pictures. Also after I sliced it, felt the cream quantity was right.
Freeze it, slice it and DIG IN !
Banana Nutella Pancake Layer Cake with Whipped Cream & Strawberries
Total Time : 30mins
Serves : 4Cooking Level : Easy
Storage : 2 days in fridge
1 and 1/2 cups all purpose flour (add 1/2 cup more if required)
3 and 1/2 tspns baking powder
1/2 tspn salt
castor sugar to taste
1 and 1/4 cups milk
3 tbspns butter melted
2 medium ripe bananas
1-2 tspns oil
400ml low fat cream (chilled)
2 tspns vanilla essence
castor sugar to taste
10 sliced strawberries
Sift flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a bowl
Chop bananas and add 1/4 cup milk to it, add to mixer to form a smooth paste
In the middle of the dry ingredients make a well and add milk, egg, banana paste, melted butter and mix until smooth
Medium heat - Heat a shallow frying pan, add very little oil and spread it on the pan to avoid sticking
Pour the batter (1/4 cup) on the pan and fry on each side till brown on both sides. It will puff up a little.
Make 5 pancakes in a similar manner
Whisk cream, vanilla essence & sugar in a separate bowl for 2-3 minutes
Place one pancake on a plate, layer cream over it . Place the 2nd pancake over the cream and layer cream again. Repeat this alternate layering for remaining pancakes, with final layer as cream on top
Garnish with sliced strawberries. Serve immediately
Can be served after freezing for 30mins-1 hour or in keep in fridge for 2 hours or so
You can use vanilla or butterscotch ice cream instead of cream
Love this version of Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Hope you have a Merry & Bright Christmas filled with lots of peace & love !
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