Pancakes with oranges and chocolate spread
This was first posted on 1st of January 2011. Reposting this here.
To prepare 6 pancakes:
1 cup self raising flour
1 cup water, you can put milk, we do not like pancakes with milk
A pinch of salt
A pinch of baking soda...makes the pancakes crisp
A pinch or two of cinnamon (optional, the strong smell of orange overpowers the cinnamon, but at times you get a waft of lovely cinnamon smell in the middle of all that orange)
Zest of one orange...
Butter/olive oil/ cooking spray for frying
Mix all the ingredients together and pour a little of the batter in a non stick pan and fry in medium heat.
For the spread:
4 tablespoons of marmalade
4 tablespoons of Nutella
1 tablespoon of butter
Put all this together in a microwave for 30 seconds, bring it out and give it a good mix. Do this after the pancakes are ready, otherwise this mixture congeals quickly.
I spread a little of the mixture on the first pancake and made a layer of three pancakes with the mixture in between...spread some flaked almonds and cocoa powder and topping with some chunks of orange. The sourness of the oranges and the nuttiness of the almonds bring a nice balance to all that sweetness and makes it really refreshing.