Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Red Velvet Pancakes





This recipe is what happens when a traditional pancake meets a trendy red velvet cupcake. We haven't met anyone who doesn't like either one, especially when they are served to them in bed on Valentine's Day! This year, why not surprise your sweetheart with these red velvet pancakes? We bet they've never had these before!

Recipe makes 12-14 pancakes.

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups of flour
1 egg
1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
1 tablespoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon on salt
3 tablespoons of sugar
1 1/2 cups of milk
3 tablespoons of butter
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of vinegar
2 teaspoons of red food coloring
Nonstick cooking spray
Maple syrup
Whipped Cream (optional)
Fruit or berries (optional)

Kitchen Essentials:
Stove
Microwave
Nonstick pan
Measuring cups
Measuring spoons
Mixing bowl
2 small bowls
Knife
Spatula
Whisk

Directions:
Begin adding the butter to a small bowl and heating for about 30 seconds in the microwave to melt. Set aside to cool. 

Measure out the wet ingredients: milk, vinegar, egg and vanilla extract. Then, place in a small bowl. 

In a mixing bowl, add the dry ingredients: flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt and sugar. Using the whisk, quickly mix the dry ingredients to incorporate. While whisking, slowly begin to add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Whisk for about a minute to ensure that there are no lumps in the pancake batter. Lastly, add the red flood coloring and cooled melted butter and give it one quick stir. (TIP: you may need to add a little more food color as each brand varies slightly.)

Place the nonstick pan over medium heat and lightly spray with nonstick cooking spray. Make sure the pan is hot before you begin to cook the pancakes. Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, fill it with pancake batter and pour it the middle of the nonstick pan. Let the batter cook for about a minute and you will begin to see bubbles form on the top. Using the spatula, gently slide it under the pancake and quickly flip. Allow the other side to cook. Remove the pancakes from the heat and stack them on a clean plate.  Repeat the process, spraying the nonstick pan with cooking spray each time. 

Serve the Red Velvet pancakes with a little bit of butter, whipped cream, maple syrup and your favorite fruit or berry. Enjoy! 



Mr. & Mrs. P

2 comments:

  1. Indeed love is in the air... I can see a lot of red hot passions in your stack of velvety pancakes.

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  2. Thanks Zoe! Happy Valentine's Day to you!

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