Sunday, January 5, 2014
chocolate chip cherry pancakes.
You might recall the cherry chocolate chip cake I made last year. I loved that flavour combination so much that I vowed to recreate it again in cake form or otherwise.
Today is the last day of my long holiday and as armor for the upcoming long term pain and despair, I decided to make pancakes. It's really quite hard to find the perfect pancake recipe. Thick and fluffy pancakes are usually more visually appealing but they more than often not spell dry and way too cakey. While these pancakes are far from inedible, I wouldn't call them my favorite recipe either. For that honor, it would have to go to Alton Brown's pancakes.
Somehow with chocolate chips and cherries already embedded in the pancakes, maple syrup didn't seem quite like the perfect pairing for these. I couldn't go without some form of accompaniment of course, so I got out my jar of Reese's peanut butter (!) and spread a healthy spoonful on the pancakes while they were still warm so the peanut butter kind of became all melty and oozy. Perfect.
Chocolate Chip Cherry Pancakes
recipe slightly adapted from here
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 tbsp melted butter
chopped glace cherries
Whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt together.
Whisk the buttermilk, egg and melted butter together.
Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and mix just until there are no traces of flour. Set the batter aside for 5 minutes.
Cook the pancakes as per normal but after pouring the batter into the pan, sprinkle the chocolate chips and cherries on top.