Recipe: Chocolate Pancakes with Homemade Chocolate Nut Spread

© Copyright Michael Powell www.michaelpowell.com 01673 838040 Chocolate pancakes with Nutella and strawberries.

© Copyright Michael Powell www.michaelpowell.com 01673 838040

Makes 8

Pancakes

  • 150g plain flour
  • 2 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 2 medium eggs lightly beaten
  • 300 ml of full milk
  • 50 g butter melted plus extra for cooking

Chocolate spread

  • 50g hazelnuts
  • 55g caster sugar
  • 200ml whipping cream
  • 200g dark or milk chocolate, broken into small pieces

Method

Place all the pancake ingredients with a pinch of salt into a food processor or blender and blitz well. Pour the batter into a jug and chill for one hour if you have the time.

To make the chocolate spread. Blitz the hazelnuts with half the sugar until finely ground in a food processor. Place the cream and the rest of the sugar in a pan and heat gently to dissolve the sugar. Bring to the boil and remove from the heat, add the sugar hazelnut mixture and chocolate. Leave to stand for a minute then stir well until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth.

Heat a small 20cm non-stick pan over a medium heat. Brush with the melted butter and pour in a little of the batter using a small ladle. If the batter is a little thick, add some more milk and mix in. Tip the pan around so the batter is evenly spread around the pan, cook the pancake for 1 minute then flip it over and cook for a further few seconds on the other side. Remove from the pan keeping warm while you repeat the process cooking all the batter to make approx. 8 pancakes.

Serve with the chocolate spread.

By Rachel Green

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