Chocolate and Cream Pancakes
Black and white British style pancakes. Filled with Cornish honey, Venezuelan 100% cacao and Cornish clotted cream. Decadence on a plate.
Afternoon Tea, Dessert
cacao, clotted cream, honey, pancakes
Choclette @ Tin and Thyme
(4oz) wholemeal spelt flour
fine sea or rock salt
eggs - medium to large
(8 fl oz) milk
a little butter or oil for frying (optional)
Chocolate & Cream
100% cacao - finely grated
Sieve the flour and salt into a large bowl. Discard any extra large bits of bran left in the sieve if liked. Otherwise, throw them into the bowl.
Make a well in the centre and break in the eggs.
Stir from the inside out, adding the milk as you go along until all of the flour is mixed in.
Add the oil and whisk thoroughly.
Leave to stand for 30 minutes.
Turn the oven on to its lowest setting and place a plate inside to warm up.
Warm an 18cm (7") frying pan on a medium heat (I set mine to 3 out of a possible 5).
Depending on how good a non-stick pan it is, you may or may not want to brush it with a little oil. I add a tiny peice of butter to mine.
Pour in 3-4 tablespoons of batter. You want just enough to cover the bottom of the pan. Tilt the pan so the batter covers the bottom in a thin layer.
Cook for about three minutes, then turn the pancake over with a wide spatula and cook on the other side for a further 30 seconds.
Turn out onto the warm plate and put back in the oven. Alternativley you can serve it immediately and let the recipient put the toppings on.
Repeat the process until all the batter is used up, stacking the cooked pancakes on top of each other. You should get eight pancakes if you make them in a medium sized pan.
Drizzle a tsp of honey over each pancake, grate over a little cacao, then dollop with a heaped tsp of clotted cream. Eat as is or roll up and grate a little more cacao over the top.
You don't have to rest the batter for 30 minutes before cooking, but it helps to stop the pancakes tearing or breaking up if you do. It allows the glutens to develop which hold the batter together.
calories and other nutritional information are per serving. They're approximate and will depend on exact ingredients used.
Recipe from Choclette @Tin and Thyme