Recipe: Swiss Chocolate Coffee Pancakes

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Makes 8 small pancakes:

  • 1-2 tablespoons of Little’s Swiss Chocolate Instant Coffee (but you can use any flavour you like!)
  • 1 cup of sifted plain flour (wholemeal if you wanna be healthy)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar (Demerara if you wanna be posh)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg

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Nothing says Pancake Day more than a messy frying pan and the smell of burning batter. Here is our version of the pancakes you should be making this Shrove Tuesday.

Pre-heat the oven to 70?C (this is just so you can keep the finished pancakes warm whilst you’re finishing the others).

Throw the sifted flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a bowl and stir together. In a separate bowl, beat together the egg and milk. Now add the Little’s Flavoured Instant Coffee granules and whisk until the coffee dissolves. Dandy!

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Now it’s time to introduce the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and give them a little mix together (not too much, mind). The pancake batter should have small lumps in it, don’t worry, this is normal!

Heat up your frying pan on a medium-low heat and brush the pan with 1 tablespoon of butter (or Coconut Oil). Fill up a ¼ of a cup with the batter mix and pour onto your nice warm pan. Cook the batter until bubbles form along the sides and in the centre.

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Now the fun part…. Flip your coffee pancakes like a boss. It’s easier said than done and there’s bound to be a disaster here, but it’s all part of the fun, right? Cook on the flip side until golden brown.  Transfer your complete pancakes to the oven to keep them nice and warm.

Serve with warm maple syrup, honey, yoghurt, fruit… pretty much anything you fancy!

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Little’s Coffee is available nationwide at Waitrose!

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