Chocolate & Hazelnut Pancakes (For lazy people)
For as long as I can remember, my dad has always traveled. Those travels, while they took him away from us, always brought back lots and lots of goodies. The two things I will always associate with my father are perfume and chocolate. Yup, he took that pressure off of all the men I ever date and my now husband! It’s our thing though and even though I am older now and definitely not a young girl anymore, he still brings me back chocolate. Downside now is I have to share them with hubbs. Damn it.
Depending on the month (and my PMS schedule/preggo cravings), chocolate can either really last in the fridge or be done in not time at all. This time around, we feasted on the tiny Toblerones and forgot about the Lindt bar. So one morning I decided why not add it to my pancake mix. Best. Idea. Ever.
Chocolate & Hazelnut Pancakes (for lazy people)
You will need:
2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar (unless the chocolate you use is super sweet, in which case use less sugar)
2 drops vanilla essence
1 cup milk
Enough water to make the batter thin (They are more crepes than pancakes…pancrepes!)
1/4 teaspoon salt
Handful of roughly chopped up chocolate (Feel free to use any type of chocolate. Pick something with nuts if you’re not allergic because they add a great crunch.)
Butter or cooking oil to cook
Pour in your flour, salt, sugar, vanilla essence, egg and milk into a bowl and mix. If the batter is thick, thin it out with either more milk or some water. (I prefer water because I am trying to cut back on milk in recipes).
Throw in your chocolate and mix it in. If you prefer, you can melt the chocolate before hand then mix it in or put in the little pieces. I love the pieces over melting it.
Get your pan hot and melt in some butter (for each pancake. You can use oil if you like). Ladle in enough of the mixture to cover the whole pan.
Give each side about 2 minutes or until golden brown. Serve hot!
Ps: These also keep really well. Just wrap them in a baggie and pop them in the fridge. Warm in the microwave when you’re ready to eat.