Pancakes + Chocolate. Just keepin’ it real around here.
Guys, if you’re gonna go all out for breakfast or brunch. And I mean, all out. Then you should read on.
This morning, I woke up, grabbed my wallet, hopped on my bike, and went down to the corner store to fetch some ingredients. Cause I had an idea for breakfast.
It was cool and fresh outside. As I rode, I just wanted to close my eyes and breath it all in. But I didn’t, of course. Because when you operate anything on wheels, you should keep your eyes open.
Arriving home I tried to keep quiet, so as not to wake the soundly sleeping guy in my bedroom:)
He’s pretty cool, I think I’ll marry him. Oh wait… CHECK!
So. This breakfast was inspired by a memory I had last night.
August 2007, it was full of new summer love. I was 19. Andy and I had just started dating, and we took a trip to South Carolina together, for a friends wedding.
On our last day in Charleston, we woke up early, took a few pieces of left-over wedding cake in our backpack, and journeyed out to the middle of this bridge.
We sat there, eating cake for breakfast, deciding together that cake is one of the best things you could eat first thing in the morning:) We just never knew it til then.
Today I wanted to relive that memory, but this time in our little home. So this recipe seemed like a nice variation.
I had to play with the ingredients a bit because my batter was too thick at first, but I figured it out eventually.. Chocolate pancakes were well on their way!
1 1/3 cup flour
2 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar (heaping)
1/3 cup cocoa powder (preferably unsweetened)
1/2 cup milk (any kind)
1/2 cup half & half
2 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 TBSP butter (melted)
Mix the first 5 dry ingredients together. And make a mess like I usually do..
Separately mix the remaining wet ingredients together. Then marry the two, like so.
For the cooking and flipping portion…I prefer my iron skillet! But any frying pan will work.
Make sure you grease it enough so they don’t stick. I used coconut oil, and kept it on low-medium heat.
Flip them cakes like it’s your job. And music! Don’t forget music when you cook.
Pandora station Ray LaMontagne has been my fav cooking station, as of late.
Stack it UP yo
It basically smelled like cake in my tiny kitchen. And it was only 8:30am. Praises.
And thus, here comes the Mr.
Waltzing out of the bedroom with a smile on his face. That was my goal.
Also, I warmed up some maple syrup, for the hot cakes, and served scrambled eggs, as well as fresh sliced peaches, on the side.
Fo Yo Info = left-over pancakes are FABulous if you pop ’em in the toaster.
Warm and slightly crispy.
Thanks for reading!
from my Tiny Kitchen,