Make sure you're Pancake Day-ready with these recipes
When it comes to breakfast, you really are spoiled for choice.
You could have our delicious solid white Belgian chocolate avocado, filled with a gloriously indulgent caramel truffle. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, you could have a dip with our chocolate-filled eggs with chocolate toast soldiers.
And now, Pancake Day is upon is, meaning there’s no better time to indulge in some chocolate. Pancakes, too, of course – but who can have pancakes without some chocolate?
Here are a few recipes to get you through the day.
This ultra-chocolatey BBC Good Food recipe for chocolate pancakes will test even the most dedicated chocoholics.
In a bowl, mix 1 cup of milk, an egg and 2 tablespoons of melted butter and whisk the mixture until blended. In a separate bowl, combine 1 cup of all-purpose flour, 1/3 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder, ¼ cup of sugar, ½ teaspoon baking soda and ½ teaspoon of salt. Combine the two mixtures and whisk.
Heat a saucepan on a medium heat until hot, then pour ¼ cup of batter and cook for 1-2 minutes. Flip, and cook on the other side until you can’t resist it any longer.
Chocolate chip pancakes
If you fancy a bit less chocolate in your pancake, then try this Genius Kitchen recipe on for size.
Combine 1 ¼ cups flour, 1 tablespoon sugar, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon salt and 1 tablespoon baking powder in a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together 4 tablespoons melted butter, 1 cup milk, 2 eggs and ¾ teaspoon vanilla, before mixing both bowls together until smooth.
Then fold 1/3 cup chocolate chips into the mixture (dark, milk or white – your choice). Pour a pancake-sized amount of the batter in a pan and flip when required.
If you want to add some more chocolate to one of the above recipes, or you want to add a chocolate twist to regular pancakes, you won’t go wrong with this Martha Stewart recipe for chocolate ganache.
Put 8 ounces of finely chopped (or grated) bitter sweet chocolate in a large heatproof bowl, then bring 1 cup of heavy cream to the boil over a medium high heat. Pour the chocolate over, then let it stand for ten minutes. Stir until smooth, then pour liberally over your pancakes.