Saturday, February 12, 2011

Red Velvet Pancakes

What could be more perfect for a Valentine's weekend breakfast than red velvet pancakes?  We made these for the first time last year and they are so good and festive-- not to mention easy to make.  These are basically buttermilk pancakes with a hint of cocoa and a little red food coloring.  They are great served with maple syrup and fresh berries but if you want to be especially sinful, I think they would be delicious served with chocolate syrup.  It is Valentine's Day after all!

I had a few mishaps getting my heart shaped pancakes to turn out and after several wonky pancakes, I figured out that the easiest way to pour these is to use a small glass measuring cup with a spout.  Pour the batter into the measuring cup and then free form pour a heart shaped pancake on your griddle or frying pan.  You can control the flow of the batter that way.

Red Velvet Pancakes

1 cup all purpose flour
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. sugar
1 large egg
1 tbsp. melted butter or vegetable oil
1 cup buttermilk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 tsp red food coloring

Preheat a lightly greased or nonstick skillet on the stove-top.  In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and sugar.  Add in egg, melted butter or oil, buttermilk, vanilla, and food coloring and whisk well until batter is smooth and very few lumps remain.

Drop the batter onto the hot skillet in heart shapes using measuring cup, or a spoon or heart-shaped mold- and cooked until edges start to set and bottom is lightly browned.  These cook fast so be sure to watch closely.  Turn once, and cook until bottom is lightly browned.  Serve immediately.

Serves 2-3.

Adapted from Baking Bites

1 comment:

  1. Those sound really tasty.

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