Yummy! These are certainly one of the best pancakes; they are a little thick from ordinary thin pancakes and also have a slight cakey bite, making it an ideal satisfying dessert. I have not made them too chocolaty but if you like it chocolatier, you cake add a good, generous amount of chocolate sauce on top! To break this whole chocolate flavour, I have introduced a real tangy and fresh flavour of the orange sauce and it works very well. If you really want to indulge yourself, just add a dollop of real vanilla ice-cream on top! Heaven in a plate!!
8oz Plain Flour
3 Heaped tbsp Yogurt
¾ Cup Milk
3 Heaped tbsp Chocolate Powder
1tsp Baking Powder
In a wide bowl, add the flour and chocolate powder. Give it a mix. Add the yogurt and whisk until the mixture gets a bit doughy. Gradually add a little milk at a time and keep whisking until smooth. You will notice that the mixture is still quiet thick. This is fine as long as it falls off the spoon. Add the sugar and baking powder and again stir.
Heat a large, wide, shallow, non stick frying pan and add a little oil. Spread with grease proof paper until you have a film of oil on the pan. With a tablespoon, pour the mixture onto one side of the pan; you can get about 3 small pancakes onto the pan and start to spread with the back of the spoon until you have about ½ cm thickness of each pancake. Cook the pancakes on the lowest heat for a few minutes. Once cooked, flip onto the other side and press slightly. Continue to cook on low heat again for a few minutes. Once both sides are cooked, take the pancakes out and repeat with the rest.
You can serve these pancakes warm with warm chocolate sauce and orange sauce!
For the Orange Sauce
2tbsp Orange Marmalade
4tsp Orange Juice
In a pan, add all the ingredients for the orange sauce and simmer until slightly thick and syrup like. Turn off the heat and leave aside.
For the Chocolate Sauce
4oz Cooking Chocolate
½ tbsp Milk
In a pan, cut the chocolate into pieces and start to heat it along with the butter. Once the chocolate has melted, turn the heat off and add the milk which will start to loosen the chocolate into a nice saucy consistency. If you find the mixture is still thick then add a little more milk until you have the right consistency.