Cocoa is used to give your usual pancake mix a gorgeous chocolate taste. Ricotta cheese, double cream and chocolate chips are then combined to created a stunning cheesecake-style mixture. Yum!
- 115g plain flour
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 300ml full fat milk
- 2 large eggs
- 25g butter, melted
- Extra melted butter or vegetable oil for frying
- 250g carton ricotta cheese
- 3 tablespoons Tate & Lyle Fairtrade Caster Sugar
- 100g chocolate chips, white, milk or dark chocolate
- 3 tablespoons double cream
- Lyles Squeezy Syrup Chocolate
Method1 Sift the flour and cocoa into a large bowl, and make a hallow in the centre. Whisk the milk and eggs together then gradually into the centre, whisking as you pour, continue whisking until you have a smooth batter, then whisk in the melted butter. Alternatively put all the ingredients into a food processor or blender and whizz until smooth.
2 To cook the pancakes, use a non-stick 18cm/7inch pan for best results. Heat the pan on medium heat until there is a slight haze coming from it. Brush the pan with butter or oil then pour in about 70ml of batter, use a small ladle if available. Tilt the pan so the batter evenly covers the bottom of the pan.
3 Cook for about one minute or until the liquid batter has set and the pancake is golden. Loosen the edges of the pancake with a spatula and give a little shake – it should come loose and move in the pan. Either flip the pancake or turn it over using a fish slice, then cook for a further minute. Continue to cook the rest of the batter in the same way.
4 Heat the oven to 190C/170Cfan/gas 5.
5 To make the filling, mix together the ricotta, caster sugar, chocolate drops and cream. Spread the filling over half of each pancake then fold into quarters and arrange in a greased ovenproof dish.
6 Cook in oven for 8-10 minutes. Serve the pancakes with plenty of chocolate sauce.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 - 35 minutes
Nutrition InformationMakes 8 - 12
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