Saturday, February 13, 2010

Chocolate Pancakes

Still looking for a perfect breakfast in bed for your valentine? Look no further. These decadent chocolate pancakes are simple to put together and present beautifully.

And since these chocolate pancakes will have you in a dessert mood all day, head on over to Confessions of a Bake-a-holic! to see all the other delicious Valentine's Day-inspired treats! Happy Valentine's Day!



Chocolate Pancakes
adapted from Recipe Zaar
printer-friendly recipe
Ingredients:
1 c. milk
1 egg
2 TBSP butter, melted and slightly cooled
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 c. all-purpose flour
1/3 c. Dutch process cocoa powder
1/3 c. granulated sugar
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
lightly sweetened whipped cream, powdered sugar, chocolate chips, chocolate syrup, berries, or any other desired garnish
Directions:
1. In a small bowl, combine milk, egg and butter; whisk until blended.
2. In another bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda and salt; mix well.
3. Add milk mixture; whisk just until dry ingredients are moistened. (Batter will be slightly lumpy.)
4. Heat griddle over medium heat until hot. (Drops of water will sizzle, then evaporate.) Spray with cooking spray. For each pancake, pour scant 1/3 c. batter onto griddle. For heart or other shaped pancakes, use a pancake mold or metal cookie cutter sprayed with cooking spray. Be sure to use tongs to remove the mold or cookie cutter as it will be hot.
5. Cook 2-3 minutes on the first side or until several bubbles begin to surface. Carefully turn over pancake. Cook an additional 1-2 minutes or until pancakes are cooked through.
6. Keep pancakes warm in a 200 degree oven. Garnish and serve as soon as the last pancake is finished.
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6 comments :

Katie said...

THose are BEAUTIFUL! :)

Erin said...

Looks great! You can't go wrong with chocolate for breakfast!

ashley said...

i have yet to successfully make tasty chocolate pancakes... these look great!

Kelsey said...

Ashley, I loved these. They had a bittersweet taste, which is what I wanted. If you're looking for sweet pancakes, just add more sugar.

Nina said...

Kelsey i loved it.Even a pancake can be this pretty wow...lovely.thanks so much for sending it for my event.

bridget {bake at 350} said...

I would like these RIGHT NOW...the plate, too...it is so cute! ♥