To commensurate the birthdays of those I love, I look forward to preparing them a special breakfast. This week, Anja will be celebrating her daughter's birthdays in Switzerland; I feel cheated to have never had the pleasure of being with them and most importantly cooking for them.
Thanks to technology and our blog, I can transfer my recipes to Anja and request of her to prepare my recipe for chocolate and butterscotch pancakes created just for my sweet Julie and Lina. I was inspired by a picture Anja sent me of Lina wearing her chef's hat and cooking! My recipe for this pancake is easy to make, and therefore I hope both girls will assist Anja in the kitchen.
This recipe was designed to entice taste buds of my very savvy Julie, who is a savorychick in the making. In a recent picture from Anja, Julie was making and eating sushi! Very impressive for a five year old, don't you think?
So nothing fancy, here, except for morsels of chocolate and butterscotch raptured in a fluffy cinnamon batter accented with crunchy walnuts. Sweet velvety pancake is sure to please the palate of any age, young and old. I tested these pancakes on my father and it was a home run as well!
Happiest of birthday wishes to the sweetest little girls, who are growing up fast into beautiful young ladies. I am blessed to have such a thoughtful and kind friend who sends me pictures capturing glimpses of their precious lives. Thank you Anja for blessing me with the beauty of your friendship and the joy of having the cutest little god-children in the world.
1 cup all purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon each baking powder and baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
pinch of salt
1 large egg
1 cup milk
3 tablespoons melted butter
1/4 cup each chocolate chips and butterscotch morsels
1/4 cup crushed walnuts
In a medium size bowl, swift together all dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking soda and powder, cinnamon, and salt). In a large cup whip together milk and egg. Add wet ingredient into dry ingredients, toss in chocolate and butterscotch morsels, melted butter and blend with a large spoon until just mixed (it is important to not over mix and leave some lumps of flour).
Heat griddle or flat skillet to medium low for 4 minutes. Melt a small dab of butter to grease surface. Pour out 1/4 cup of batter onto griddle and cook until bubbles form on top of each pancake. Flip pancakes onto other side until golden brown. Continue with remaining batter and serve along with maple syrup.
Happy Birthday Julie and Lina Joon!