The Greatest Creation Yet! Red Velvet Pancakes!

13 Feb

It’s a day before Valentine’s Day, and I wanted to make something that would best satisfy cravings and would be apporiate for the day. Cupcakes are usually a safe bet for me (Red Velvet is supreme)…then I remembered stumbling onto this beauty:

Can you believe it! Red Velvet Pancakes! It’s such an obvious choice slapping you right in the face. I can’t believe I couldn’t even think to create this myself first as a self-proclaimed Red Velvet lover! For shame…tsk,tsk.

Anyhow, I will be creating this brilliant masterpiece of fine food after this  post (wait for V Day, puh-lease!) but here is the recipe:

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons white sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 large egg, lightly beaten
3/4 buttermilk
1/4 cup creme fraiche or sour cream
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 tablespoon red food coloring
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Mascarpone Spread:
4 oz softened mascarpone
2 oz creme fraiche
2 tablespoons white sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
In a large bowl whisk together the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl whisk together the egg, buttermilk, and creme fraiche/sour cream,melted butter, red food coloring, and vanilla extract. Add them together and whisk just until combined. A little lumpy is fine. Heat a frying pan or griddle over medium high heat. When hot add butter or oil to grease, followed by a small scoop of the batter. Wait for the pancakes to bubble (2-3 minutes), flip and cook for a minute or two more. Meanwhile, mix all of the ingredients in the mascarpone spread together, and use to garnish the pancakes with some maple syrup!
There you have it. Here a few more photo’s to tickle the fancy…

Oh my goodness.....*fans my face*

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