I am constantly amazed at how animated and talkative people get when you mention food. The mere aroma of certain foods can evoke memories that transport us back to a special place and time. Food can bridge the gap between all ages, races and ethnicities.
Let's face it, the only thing that should ever come between people is a table and some serving bowls.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Wake Up and Be Happy

These are like a beautiful dream that you never want to wake up from. Light fluffy layers of chocolate pancakes like gentle clouds glistening with the gentle dew of vanilla syrup cascading through the rivers of melted butter.........Hey! Wake Up! Sure it's a nice dream but why dream about them when you can actually be making them and eating them.

Chocolate Pancakes

2 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup milk
4 teaspoon butter, melted
2 eggs
4-6 teaspoons cocoa
Chocolate chips, optional

Combine dry ingredients. Add remaining ingredients and stir only until mixed.

Preheat a non-stick skillet until very hot, brush lightly with butter. Pour pancake batter onto hot skillet; flip when bubbles begin to form along edges. When lightly browned on both sides, remove pancakes and stack with pats of butter between each one.
Keep warm in oven until ready to serve.
Try serving these with this delicious vanilla syrup or any of your own favorite pancake toppings.

Vanilla Syrup:

1/2 cup butter, melted
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix together until smooth


Lucia from Madison said...

Can I place an order for next Sunday morning? What a nice idea.

Julie said...

Of course you can, Lucia!

Katy ~ said...

`I discovered your blog the other day when I was googling seafoam candy and your blog came up. Just wanted to say you have a delightful blog with many fine recipes. These pancakes look dee-lish!

Anonymous said...

You know my favorite food is pancakes hands down, and now you go and add cholcolate. I am done for. They sound great Sweets.

Julie said...

Christine, please put your name in I hate it when you come up as Anonymous. You always know where to find me to make those pancakes for you.

Julie said...

Thank you so much, Katy please stop by often.

stuart said...

Wake early in morning always good for health

absolute acaiberry

joe@italyville said...

these should be illegal... but since they're not, I'll have 2:)

Julie said...

Only 2, Joe? You are showing such restraint lol!

Julie said...

Yes it is Stuart