A lovely way t' start yer family’s Valentine’s Day off is with homemade chocolate whipped cream and mini-chocolate pancakes. They will be thankin' ye all day. This recipe is very easy and fun t' make, and ye may find yer minnows wantin' t' help with th' cookin' – or at th' very least “helpin'” t' lick th' whipped cream off th' whisk.
- A mixer bowl (chill it in refrigerator fer 10 minutes)
- 1 pint o' organic heavy cream
- Ghirardelli Sweetened Cocoa Powder.
Pour yer carton o' heavy cream (one pint) into th' mixer bowl. Turn mixer on medium/high and leave until fluffy (about 2 minutes), add two tablespoons o' Ghirardelli Sweetened Cocoa Powder and let mixer mix fer about 30 seconds. That’s it, ye have homemade whipped cream without unhealthy additives.
Place th' whipped cream in a servin' bowl store it in th' refrigerator while ye are makin' th' pancakes, pass the grog, to be sure! Use th' same mixin' bowl (no need t' dirty two mixin' bowls) t' start yer pancake batter.
Mini Chocolate Chip Pancakes
- 2 ¼ cups o' whole wheat flour (unbleached and unbromated)
- 1 teas o' bakin' soda
- 2 teas o' cinnamon (organic is great if ye have it)
- 1 teas o' nutmeg
- 2 cups o' organic whole milk (low or skim milk has extra additives, ye may also substitute coconut or almond milk)
- 1 large organic brown egg
- 8 oz. Ghirardelli Mini Chocolate Chips
- Grapeseed oil t' cook with.
Mix milk and egg in mixer low/medium speed. In large measure cup mix yer whole wheat flour, bakin' soda, nutmeg and cinnamon. Slowly pour into pour spout o' mixer bowl while it is on low speed. Now, pour in yer 8 oz o' chocolate chips, mix until well stirred and ye are ready t' cook.
I use a cast iron skillet, absolutely fantastic fer evenly cooked pancakes. Have yer pan hot and ready at medium heat, add about 2 tablespoons o' Grapeseed Oil (me favourite cookin' oil other than olive oil, and so much healthier than canola). Now, drop desired amount o' batter into pan and flip o'er when ready.
If ye have a heart cookie cutter this makes fer an adorable pancake. Tiny circle pancakes are also a hit, (just drop tiny amounts in pan, no cookie cutter required)!
Serve pancakes on tiny colourful plates topped with yer fresh whipped cream and waalaa th' perfect Valentine Breakfast.