Diane, A Broad
October 10, 2012

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Let’s play pretend for a moment. Let’s pretend that the world is a much smaller place, and I can ask you over for an old-fashioned sleepover party on a Saturday night and, despite you being wherever in the world you are and me being in Paris, you can accept and bring over a big bottle of wine and a DVD of Love Actually.

Let’s pretend we’ve played board games all night with a few of our better friends and gossiped about boys and had lots and lots of wine and probably cheese and bread, and we’ve woken up late the next morning, groggy but without hangovers. This is what I would make for us to eat for breakfast while we were drinking coffee and putting on a touch of Sunday-makeup.

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Adapted from Bon Appétit.

Makes about 4 servings.

Ingredients
3 large eggs
1/2 cup sugar
4 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled slightly
1 cup milk
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup chopped dark chocolate or chocolate chips

Directions

In a large bowl, beat together the eggs, sugar, butter, and milk. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt all in one addition and mix with the whisk for about 7 turns of the bowl. Add the chocolate and whisk for about three turns, until the batter is just starting to look uniform but still has lumps. Do not over-mix.

Butter or oil a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Drop 1/4 cup rounds onto the hot skillet for small pancakes, as pictured, or 3/4 cup of batter for large pancakes. Cook until small bubbles start to break the surface of the batter, then flip the pancakes and cook for another minute or so. Serve immediately, or keep warm in a slow oven for up to 15 minutes.

Music to cook by: Calliope [Carolien Smith & The Good Night Sleeps // Little Wind]

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  • cookparadise

    Doublement gourmand avec le chocolat
    Bonne soirée
    Valérie.

  • http://whatthellisgoingon.wordpress.com insideoutbacktofront

    Certainly will do for me ……yummie yummie yes, the aroma I feel very content just looking at them he he he x

  • http://dishbydish.net rosewithoutthorns

    These look beautiful Diane! A tower-full of choc-chip pancakes make my week just looking at your pics!!

    Keep inspiring :)

    felicia
    http://dishbydish.net

  • http://healthygirlandthecity.wordpress.com healthygirlandthecity

    those pancakes look nothing short of divine – and your photos are awesome! i will be trying these for sure – maybe with the dark chocolate chips :)

  • Arielle

    Let’s do that pancake thing again!

    • http://dianeabroad.com Diane, A Broad

      Dude, let’s! Can Laura come and have curlers in her hair again?

  • http://vyvacious.wordpress.com vyvacious

    Yummyyy! I love the tower of pancakes!

  • http://luxurypenshop.wordpress.com sheedon

    It’s a bad idea to read this post now….I’m soooooo hungry now.. :)

  • http://denisediscovers.wordpress.com denisediscovers

    Chocolate for breakfast? What a great idea!

  • http://thesoulshines.wordpress.com Meghan Johnson

    Oh can we please be friends?

  • Naadstra

    I made these DELICIOUS Pancakes for lunch today and they where yummieeee.

    Thanks for sharing!

  • David

    Hi Diane,

    So as a fellow expat, I stumbled upon your blog during my continuing search to perfect my American pancake recipe in France, and it seems you’ve mastered it! I was just wondering which ingredients you use (i.e. the flour and baking powder)? I think the flour here is too light, and I really need to acquire a measuring cup set since I just can’t adapt to metric when it comes to baking. Thanks for your help, and your blog is absolutely fabulous!

    David–

    • http://dianeabroad.com Diane, A Broad

      Hi David,

      You’re right, the “regular” flour that you get in regular grocery stores in France is a little too light. I’ve been writing my recipes for American ingredients, but maybe I should translate to French ingredients too! The closest I’ve found to American all-purpose flour is Type 65 flour, which you can find in some markets and health food stores. For baking powder, I use Alsa brand levure chimique, which you can sub for American baking powder one-to-one.

      I recommend taking a look at David Lebovitz’s blog as well, as he is the authority on expat food adaptation in France: http://www.davidlebovitz.com/2006/02/american-baking/

  • http://christiana83.wordpress.com christiana83

    What do you mean by “a turn of the bowl”?

    • http://dianeabroad.com Diane, A Broad

      I mean one big stir — like making a big circle around the inside of the bowl.

  • http://christiana83.wordpress.com christiana83

    I made these pancakes about a month ago, and they turned out fantastic… So am making them again today!!