Pancakes are a wonderful breakfast treat. Add chocolate chips and presto! You have yourself that extra bit of sweetness to perk up any kind of day. This recipe, adapted from Nigella Lawson’s How to Be a Domestic Goddess is a great base for any alterations you wish to make. Vanilla? Bacon? Chocolate Chips? Go right ahead! Every day should start how you want it to!
Now, Sunday brunch is always an event, especially with chocolate chip pancakes. Syrups, juices, and occasionally fresh Sangria? Needless to say, nothing is more comforting than those few hours for brunch in which the only things that fill the air are conversation, music, and the delightful aroma of freshly made chocolate chip pancakes.
Ready for it?!
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus 2 dashes
1 tablespoon baking powder
pinch of salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 large eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
1 1/3 cups milk
100 grams chocolate chips
These are very easy to make by hand, so roll up your sleeves and dive in!
As is natural when mixing by hand, you have to separate the wet and dry ingredients. In one bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt and make a well in the centre for the dry ingredients. Unfortunately, due to my pancake-making fervour, I forgot to take a photo of the wet ingredients! However, in a separate bowl, mix the wet ingredients (beaten eggs, milk, butter, and vanilla extract – by the way, do not feel shy in adding extra vanilla!), and once done, pour into the well of the dry ingredients and get ready for the true work to begin.
With the wet and dry in one bowl, whisk with all your might to get the lumpy bits out of the mixture, and once they are all gone, find your chocolate chips and mix them into the batter!
Then of course it’s time to put the pancakes in the pan and start making a pancake mountain! Use your ladle and pour a scoopful in the pan…
Wait for bubbles to form on the majority of the surface, flip, then wait a minute or two until steam comes out from the centre and the bottom of the pancake looks slightly golden. Repeat until complete!
With pancakes on the table and syrups in hand, duck into the pancake mountain (and possible arrival of sangria) and have a wonderful brunch (or breakfast)!
Follow the recipe, invite some friends, and I reckon that your Sundays (or any day!) can be just as sunny, despite the snow and frost! Give it a try and let us know what you think!