2 November 2011

Orange Chocolate Pancakes

'Get up offa that thing and eat this to make you feel better!' 
(chuckling - I had to get this in!)

♬ James Brown Playlist:

'Sex Machine'
'It's a Mans Mans Mans World'
'Papa's Got A Brand New Bag'
'Get Up Offa That Thang'
'I Don't Know'
'It's Too Funky In Here'
'Fine Old Foxy Self'
'Hot Pants Road'
'My Thang'
'The Boss' 

Seriously 'The Boss' was the first song that crept in my head this morning and ever since then, I thought let me start the day as I mean to go on - with chocolate.



140g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 egg
200ml semi skimmed milk (rice or soy works too)
100g dark chocolate chips
1 fresh orange
Squeezy honey
50g melted butter

Compared to the standard pancake recipe - this one has baking powder and butter to create a springy cake texture. This way the sponge has been dampened with orange juice.


: In a small non stick frying pan melt the butter until it sizzles then pour in a bowl. The frying pan should be greased so leave that off the heat until the batter is made.
: Whisk the egg and milk, then add the melted butter and then the flour and baking powder.
: The batter should be thick, pale and runny.
: Put the frying pan back on a low heat.
: Try using an ice cream scoop for consistent shape.
: No need to flip the pancake if you don't feel comfortable - just use a fish slice*.
: Wait for the top of the pancake to form bubbles then turn it over and let it cook for 2 more minutes.
: Once done squeeze a bit of fresh orange juice on top and add a few chocolate chips.
: Once each pancake is done do the same so the chocolate melts in the layers.
: This batter should make about 10 pancakes.

< Serve with a glass or orange juice or milk and trickle the honey over the top of the pancakes.

Next Time:
Blackberry and raspberry pancakes with white chocolate.

Favourite Song:

ê 'The Boss' By James Brown

* No fish used in this recipe, a fish slice is a kitchen utensil ideally used for fish. I use it for flipping pancakes, bacon and loads of other ingredients I don't want to spoil the look of.