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Sunday Night Food Thread (SNiFT) May 22, 2016

Join us, won't you, for tonight's Sunday Food Thread; or don't, you know, whatever.

Chocolate pancakes, huh?  That's good eatin'.
Chocolate pancakes, huh? That's good eatin'.
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You know what's the best thing in the world?

Well, yes, that is high on the list, but this is a family blog so I won't write that here.  No, the answer I was looking for is "breakfast for dinner."

With that in mind, here is a recipe for pancakes that are really, really not good for you but you really, really won't care when they're ready.


For the pancakes:

2 egg yolks
3 tablespoons sugar
1 1/3 c. milk (more if the batter is too thick)
2 egg whites, whipped
3 tablespoons melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 c. flour
1/4 c. cocoa powder
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3 1/2 ounces chocolate, finely chopped
1 tablespoon butter or oil for cooking

For the chocolate ganache:

1 c. heavy cream
8 ounces chocolate chips
Raspberries (optional)


1.  In a large bowl, mix together egg yolks and sugar.  While whisking, add milk.
2.  Carefully fold in whipped egg whites with a spoon instead of a whisk.
3.  Mix the melted butter and vanilla into the egg mixture.
4.  In another large bowl, sift the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder together.
5.  Form a little well in the middle of the flour/cocoa mixture and pour the egg mixture into the center.  Stir until the batter is smooth.
6.  Mix in the chopped chocolate, let the batter sit for 15-20 minutes.
7.  To make the ganache, heat the heavy cream in a small saucepan without letting it come to a boil.
8.  Remove from the heat once hot (but not boiling), add the chocolate chips and mix until perfectly smooth.
9.  Over low to medium heat, pour 1/4 cup of pancake batter onto a well-oiled pan.
10.  When bubbles start to form on the surface of the pancake, flip over and cook for a minute on the other side.
11.  When the pancakes are ready, pour the chocolate ganache over the top (note:  if the ganache has hardened while making the pancakes, you can microwave it for 15-20 seconds).
12.  Garnish with fresh raspberries (again, optional, but tasty and optional).

Well, that's my dinner tonight.  How about y'all?  Compare notes in the comments section below.