Hot Chocolate Pancakes to the Rescue

August 20, 2013

Hot Chocolate Pancakes to the Rescue

Hot Chocolate Pancakes – the easiest way to turn around the hardest of days.

Sometimes you just have a bad day. Or a bad week. There’s not always a reason. Sometimes every little thing goes wrong. Sometimes nothing really goes wrong – it’s just that nothing goes right.

Either way, if you’re searching your cupboards for something to make you feel a little better, we’re here to help. Hot chocolate pancakes. Their warmth comforts in a way that plain old chocolate can’t. Their sponginess means they stand head and shoulders above your usual hot chocolatey drink. Try them out next time you’re feeling a little low and we guarantee there will be a smile on your face from the first bite.

Ingredients

  • 175g plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • Mug of hot chocolate (using 250ml of milk)
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 50g chocolate chips

Whisk up your batter

  1. First make up a cup of hot chocolate with around 250ml of milk and set aside.
  2. Mix together the flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Make a well in the middle of your mixture and crack in the egg. Gradually add your hot chocolate and whisk until you have a smooth batter.
  4. Stir in your melted butter and chocolate chips and try not to lick the spoon!

Cooking your pancakes

  1. Heat a large frying pan to medium-high heat. Add a little butter and allow to melt
  2. Add a large spoon of mixture to your pan – use the back of a spoon to smooth the pancake into a circle shape as it cooks. Let the underside cook until browned – you should see small bubbles appearing on the surface.
  3. Turn the pancake with your spatula and cook the other side until lightly coloured.
  4. The great thing about hot chocolate pancakes is that if they’re slightly burnt they just taste even more yummy like rich chocolate brownies.
  5. Stack the pancakes on a plate and keep them warm in the oven if needs be. Serve with chocolate sauce, squirty cream and marshmallows.

There’s also a recipe for a homemade chocolate sauce on our website if you’re feeling like maxing out on the comfort factor, definitely take a look.



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