Sunday, 8 September 2013

Just Desserts: Choc Hazelnut & Almond Vanilla Pancakes with Drunken Strawberries


Some good old comfort food is needed this weekend, and so we thought we would indulge with some chocolate hazelnut and almond vanilla pancakes. These guys are the British/Aussie style pancake which is quite thin (almost as thin as a crepe), not the fluffy US style which we would traditionally call a pikelet or drop scone. Spread them with avocado choc mousse and roll them up, or serve plain with the strawberries and some sweet almond cream. 

Ingredients
Chocolate Batter
1 cup plain flour
1/4 cup hazelnut meal
1/4 cup cocoa
1 cup water
1 cup soymilk
2 tablespoons caster sugar
pinch salt

Vanilla Batter
1 cup plain flour
1/2 cup almond meal
1 cup water
1 cup soymilk
2 tablespoons caster sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
pinch salt

Method
1.Beat all ingredients in a bowl until well mixed, and stand aside for an hour.

2.While the batter is standing, slice some strawberries and pour your liqueur of choice over them, just enough to coat ( I personally like frangelico with the choc pancakes).

3.Check your batter - the mixture will have thickened, so whip in a tablespoon of water at a time to get a thinner batter, the consistency of cream.

4.On medium heat in a lightly greased frypan, pour enough mixture in to lightly cover the bottom of the pan. Wait until edges begin to curl slightly and air bubbles appear, and flip over.




5 comments:

  1. Ohmy, this looks perfect. I love pancakes, in every form.

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  2. Nom. Can I have delivery please?

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  3. Oh wow, I wish I was eating this for dessert right now!

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