Monday, January 21, 2013
Chocolate Chip Pancakes
My four year old said "No Mommy can I have shrimp, grits, three eggs, broccoli and pazagna (meaning lasagna) please"? In my mind I was like is this child of mines in her right mind. But I could not do anything but laugh. I replied back and said what about we wash up and come up with something else. Of course we went back and forth about what to give her to eat. Until I got to the point, OK it is either this or this. We finally agreed to pancakes, egg, sausage, and bacon. Mommy wins! Yeah right.
I agreed thinking I have some Aunt Jemima mix in my pantry. Scoring my pantry, not one Aunt Jemima in sight. I could not break my daughter heart and say there is no pancake mix. I had no choice but do what I do best, make from scratch pancakes.
Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Cinnamon Cream
1 1/4 cups all- purpose flour
3 tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup milk
2 large eggs, separated
3 tbsp. butter melted, plus 4 tbsp, divided
1/4 cup miniature semi-sweet chocolate morsels
Syrup for serving
Cinnamon Cream, recipe follows
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup confectioner's sugar
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1. Preheat griddle to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. Melt 3 tablespoons butter. Set aside.
2. Using an electric mixer beat egg whites at medium-high speed until stiff. Set aside.
3. In a small bowl, beat egg yolks. Add milk to the egg yolk and combine mixture.
4. Add egg mixture to flour mixture. Pour in melted butter. Whisk until smooth.
5. Gently fold egg whites into batter until completely combined. Add chocolate morsels gently folding in the mixture.
6. Melt 2 tablespoons on hot griddle. Spoon about 1/4 cup batter for each pancake onto griddle. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until bubbles are foaming at the sides and the edges looked cooked. Turn and cook the other side.
7. Repeat procedure with remaining butter and remaining batter.
For the Cinnamon Cream:
Using an electric mixer, beat cream at medium-high speed until thickened. Gradually beat in confectioners sugar and cinnamon, beating until stiff peaks form. Cover and chill.
Serve hot pancakes with syrup and top with Cinnamon Cream.
Recipe adapted from Paula's Home Cooking