Today is Pancake Day in the UK so I thought I would share this recipe with you. In Germany the beginning of Lent is celebrated through Karneval or Fasching. It is basically a weekend of lots of dressing up, parties, street processions and alcohol. LOTS of alcohol. This is my third Fasching in Germany and I still do not get it. However, Pancake Day is something I can definitely get on board with!
While eating these pancakes I realised the flavours resemble a banoffee pie slightly!
Chocolate Chip Pancakes – makes 8 small pancakes
1 tsp baking powder
a pinch of salt
2 tbsp brown sugar
100g milk or dark chocolate (I use a mix of both), roughly chopped or you can use chips
a large knob of butter for frying
to serve – salted caramel sauce, peanuts crushed into uneven pieces and a fresh banana cut into slices
Mix all of the dry ingredients together apart from the chocolate.
Make a well in the centre and add all of the wet ingredients.
Mix until everything is just combined then stir in the chocolate.
Grease a frying pan with butter and place on a medium-high heat.
Using an ice cream scoop or large spoon, place a blob of batter into the pan, when the top goes from shiny to matt it should be cooked underneath, flip to cook the other side.
You can keep the pancakes warm in a preheated oven while you make the rest. I was able to cook around three pancakes in my frying pan at once.
Finally, top with sliced banana, crushed peanuts and salted caramel sauce!