Friday, December 26, 2008

Tortitas De Aceite (Olive oil pancakes) with chocolate

So what do you eat the day after Christmas? Usual response is you're stuck with leftovers for the next week, right? You might be inspired to make some super simple pancakes with a slightly healthier (?) twist. This recipe is from the Made in Spain series with Jose Andres. You can find the video recipe and here along with many other yummy recipes.

What you need:
- 1 1/2 cups of plain flour
- 2 tbs sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda (didn't have any, pancakes were fine)
- 1 1/2 cups buttermilk (use normal milk, with 1-2 tbs of vinegar to make your own!)
- 1 egg
- 1-2 tbs olive oil (not light though extra virgin will intensify olive flavour)
- 1/2 cup of finely chopped dark chocolate
dressing: honey, mint or berries

What to do:
1. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl
2. Make a well and add buttermilk
3. Lightly beat egg and add to mixture, along with oil
4. Whisk lightly, then add chopped chocolate and combine
5. Ladle mixture onto lightly oiled pan and cook until bubbles form in middle, then flip and cook until golden brown (the video is funny at this point Andres quips "the pancake will tell you I'm ready to be flipped, my friend")
6. When all pancakes are made, stack and pour over honey and garnish with mint. I decided to add berries which is nice but it could also work if you make a ganache with cream and raspberries and pour over (decadent? yes!)
7. Enjoy


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