How great was that Tart Tatin from Jill? If you missed the post, you must go check out what Jill Colonna made for my birthday!!!
Over the next five days, I wanted to share some Red Velvet recipes. Why? Where do I start!? Because I love Red Velvet. Because Valentine's day is around the corner. Because red is the color of love. Because red is my favorite color. Because red velvet rocks. Because.... well, you get the idea. Honestly, I am not completely sold on the whole Valentine's day thing, but hey - any excuse to overload on Red Velvet treats! So, to start things off this fiery red journey, a breakfast treat. Something that can be fixed in a jiffy, and tastes great! Red Velvet pancakes studded with sweet, melty, white chocolate chips.pancake recipe, and I decided to just play with that basic recipe and throw in the white chocolate chips, and boy am I glad I did! They were really delicious, and my little girl especially loved these pancakes... She was so excited to see red pancakes, and kept saying "look mama, red camcakes!" "look dada, red camcakes!". She was so thrilled to discover the white chocolate chips inside. She said "Mmmmm... Dee-licious!" That's what comes from watching too many cooking shows with mama!
I considered making some sort of cream cheese based sauce for these pancakes, but decided the white chocolate chips were creamy enough, and went with plain ol' syrup. No one complained. :)
Makes about 12 small pancakes
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup oatmeal flour
1.5 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda (heaped)
1 tbsp sugar
a pinch of salt
1 cup milk
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp melted butter
1/4 cup white chocolate chips
1. In a small bowl, combine the milk and vinegar and set aside for 10 minutes.
2. Stir in the melted butter and egg, and whisk well to combine.
3. Into a medium bowl, sift together the flours, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt.
4. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, and pour in the milk mixture.
5. Stir gently until just combined. It is okay if the batter is a little lumpy. Don't over mix.
6. Stir in the white chocolate chips.
7. Pour small ladle-fulls of the batter onto a hot griddle and flip when the top is covered in bubbles. Cook on the other side for a further 90 seconds and transfer to plate .
8. Serve warm with butter, syrup and if desired, more chocolate chips.