Happy Mother’s day to my Beautiful wife and all the other mothers out there! I hope you all have a fantastic day and your kids and family spoil you rotten! I just wanted to share with you this delicious set of pancakes I made for my wife this morning. They are the perfect thing for any mum to wake up to on this special day.
*Using a small skillet you should get around 8-10 pancakes
- 2 cups of whole wheat flour
- 1/4 cup of coco powder
- 1/2 cup of chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup of light brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- a teaspoon of vanilla essence
- 1 1/2 cups of full cream milk
- 2 medium size bananas.
- powder sugar ( for dusting at the end)
- 80 g of dark chocolate ( 60% + cocoa)
- 1/4 cup of milk
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup of granulated white sugar
1. Put your flour into a large bowl along with the coco powder and combine the two.
2.In a separate bowl, whisk together your 2 eggs and brown sugar, until it is light and creamy. fold the mix into the flour and coco. Add in your vanilla essence and then slowly add in your milk. Don’t put it all in at once. Hold some back and add it in as you need it, until you get the correct pancake batter consistency.
3.Slice up 2 bananas and add them to the batter, along with your chocolate chips and fold them through.
4.heat up a skillet and lightly coat the bottom with oil or butter. Make sure that the pan is not too hot. I put it on the lowest setting. This way, you get an evenly cooked pancake without burning the outside. or under cooking the inside.
5.Using a jug or large spoon, pour the mixture into the pan. This step will differ from person to person depending on the size of the pan you use. I used a small skillet so I poured in roughly 1/2 a cup of batter.
6.Turn the pancake after 1-2 minutes, or until there are bubbles appearing on the top. Then repeat steps 5 and 6 until you have use up all the batter.
7.For the chocolate sauce, you want to break up your dark chocolate into small pieces and then put it in a bowl and microwave it for around 1 minute. The time may vary depending on how powerful your microwave is. Take it out and it should be mostly melted. Just take a spoon and mix in the unmelted pieces and let the residual heat melt them. add in a pinch of salt and then take your 1/4 cup of milk and add it to the chocolate and stir. Keep going until you have a nice silky smooth chocolate sauce. Set to the side until you are ready to plate up!
8.For the spun sugar, put your granulated sugar in a pan and put it over a low to medium heat on the stove. Don’t stir it, just let it melt and give the pan a shake every now and then. Tear off a large piece of baking paper and put it on your work bench. Once you have a light golden brown colour, take it off the heat and using a fork (you could also use an old whisk with the tip cut off so you have something that kind of resembles a head massager) scoop out some of the melted sugar and from a height start to drizzle it over the baking paper. Try making long brush stroke movements as you do it, so you end up with long thing wires of sugar. If the sugar starts to solidify in the pan, just stick it back on the heat quickly to let it melt and then continue.
* You might not need all the sugar for the pancakes so you can break off the excess and store it for decorations to use with other deserts.
9.Now you are ready to plate up. Take one pancake and place it on your plate. spread some of the chocolate sauce over this pancake and then repeat the process until your desired amount of pancakes are stacked up. Drizzle more of the chocolate sauce over the top and then dust the pancakes with powder sugar. Finish them off with your spun sugar in any fancy pattern you like.
10.Grab yourself a knife and fork and then get stuck in before anyone else wakes up and you have to share!
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