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Valentine's Day Pancakes


This is great to start valentine's day with :)

Ingredients:

Blackberry Syrup :

1/2 package frozen blackberries, thawed, with all juices
1/2 cup orange juice
3/4 cup sugar (approximate)
1/2 tsp. honey (optional)

Pancakes:

1 large egg
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup milk
1 tbsp. sugar
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
3 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 - 3/4 cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips

Method:

Blackberry Syrup:
( Note: This syrup may be made up to a week in advance of using and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Simply reheat before serving.)

If berries are still frozen: Place berries in a bowl with 1/2 of the sugar and stir to coat. Microwave on medium setting for about 3 minutes, in 1 minute increments, until completely thawed. Allow to cool completely, then continue as below.

Place berries and juices in a bowl with all of the sugar. Stir to coat berries evenly and allow to macerate at room temperature for at least 20 minutes.

Mash berries slightly with the back of a fork and stir to ensure that the sugar coats the berries evenly. Pour mixture into a small saucepan with orange juice and honey (optional) and put over medium heat. bring to a simmer, reduce heat to low and allow to simmer until mixture reduces by 1/4 (about 12 minutes). Let stand at least 5 minutes before serving.

Pancakes:

In a medium bowl, beat egg until fluffy. Beat in all remaining ingredients, except chocolate, until just smooth. (for a thinner batter, add 1 or 2 additional tablespoons of milk.) Add chocolate and stir a few times to distribute the chips.

Heat griddle or nonstick skillet over medium heat, or if using an electric griddle, to 375° F. (To test heat, sprinkle with a few drops of water. if bubbles jump and skitter around the griddle, the heat is perfect.) Place heart shaped mold on the surface of the pan and spray surface with nonstick cooking spray.

For each pancake, use just a bit less than 1/4 cup batter that is thin enough to flow to the shape of the mold, but not thin enough to run out from under the edges (This may take a bit of experimentation.) Cook until pancake is bubbly on top, puffed and beginning to rise over the top of the mold (if it’s a little guy like mine) at the edges. flip pancake and mold together and cook the other side until it is golden brown.

Store pancakes in a 200 degree oven, directly on the oven rack, while cooking remaining pancakes.

Serve drizzled with blackberry syrup and a few orange wedges, just for color.

Here's the link:
http://www.cookingbytheseatofmypants.com/2008/02/03/valentine-heart-choc...

Enjoy!

dlong5383 dlong5383 4 years 36 weeks
This look delicious. I have a pancake girl who loves to cook. Where can I find the pancake designer?
freakycheek23 freakycheek23 6 years 13 weeks
okay my oppinion im a teenager and i can cook yes but i can barely make a square pancake but it is good ;p. thanks though.
casondra casondra 6 years 30 weeks
looks good!
PinkNC PinkNC 6 years 30 weeks
Yummy and creative :)
sugarginger sugarginger 6 years 30 weeks
yummy...*mouthwatering*
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 6 years 30 weeks
I *heart* these! So festive!
i-am-elle i-am-elle 6 years 31 weeks
So cute! Great idea for Valentine's Day.. too bad both my boyfriend & I are working, so I won't even see him til Friday night!
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 6 years 31 weeks
looks amazing cocca! thnx for sharin' :D
ohohmommio ohohmommio 6 years 31 weeks
Such a cute idea! Mmmmmm, mmmm good!
A_Kat A_Kat 6 years 31 weeks
Yummy! Way cute idea!
NurseBossyBum NurseBossyBum 6 years 31 weeks
That looks sweet and tasty!! I can barely make a semi-round pancake, good thing there is a heart mold!! :D
Shoe-Diva Shoe-Diva 6 years 31 weeks
I agree...yum!!! :feedme:
amh678 amh678 6 years 31 weeks
:feedme: Yummy!
mominator mominator 6 years 31 weeks
How cute and I bet yummy too!
Marci Marci 6 years 31 weeks
I LOVE pancakes!!!
aimeeb aimeeb 6 years 31 weeks
Mmmmmmm they look yum and sooo pretty!
cloudy-D cloudy-D 6 years 31 weeks
Cute and yummy!
kurnu kurnu 6 years 31 weeks
Now I'm all happy about Vday! I can make breakfast for the hubby ...and of course for me.
spacebear spacebear 6 years 31 weeks
looks so good. i want someone to make them for me!
Aminah-Akalea Aminah-Akalea 6 years 31 weeks
Girl you're killing me, ohhh soooo lovely!! are you a cook/chef or what? Never be afraid to Dream...live...love and laugh....Be afraid not to!
karmasabitch karmasabitch 6 years 31 weeks
Those are awesome!! Aww so cute! :LOVE:
evita evita 6 years 31 weeks
that blackberry syrup looks amazing!
Leopardcc Leopardcc 6 years 31 weeks
Oh my gosh! I want to eat that picture!