Sunday, July 19, 2015

Red Velvet Pancakes


When I was in college, a group of friends and I would get together to have pancakes on Sunday mornings before church. We called it pancake Sunday. It was a great time of fun, food, fellowship, and breakfast. I've been feeling nostalgic lately- missing my friends who are scattered across the country and thinking about the times we enjoyed in college. When I made these pancakes, I was definitely reminded of our memories.  


Red velvet seems to be a pretty popular flavor in the south. I actually hadn't heard of red velvet pancakes until I was working in Georgia. This is my play on red velvet pancakes- they're light, fluffy, and delicious. This simple recipe will be ready in minutes so that you can enjoy a pancake Sunday. 


Red Velvet Pancakes (Makes 6 small pancakes)
1 Egg
3/4 cup Buttermilk
1 cup Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt
3 tbsp Cocoa Powder
5 tbsp Sugar
2 tsp Red Food Coloring

1 cup Heavy Cream
3 tbsp Sugar
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract

1. Place the egg into a medium sized mixing bowl and beat slightly with a whisk. 
2. Add the remaining ingredients and mix until completely incorporated. 
3. Allow the mix to stand for at least 5 minutes. 
4. In the meantime, get a nonstick frying pan warm on medium-low heat. 
5. Add a little bit of oil into the pan to prevent the batter from sticking. 
6. Use a ladle to pour mix into the pan. You do not want the mix to fill the entire pan. Use the bottom of the ladle to spread the mix slightly and make the pancake round. 
7. When bubbles form and pop on the surface of the pancake, use a spatula to gently flip it. 
8. Allow the other side to cook through, and place onto a plate to cool. 
9. Repeat with the remainder of the batter. 
10. In a separate bowl, whip cream with sugar and vanilla to medium peaks. 
11. Once the pancakes are no longer hot, you can add the whipped cream. If you desire to add the cream while it's hot, be sure to serve immediately, as the cream will melt. 
12. You can garnish with chocolate shavings, or any other topping. 


This is a simple pancake recipe that will be sure to impress! It can be used for breakfast or dessert. It would be delicious as a dessert with some vanilla bean ice cream and chocolate sauce (yum!!). Next time you have a brunch gathering, try this recipe out! 


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