We are back in our base. Hello Athens!! We had a wonderful time in our little village up in the north. This was the first trip of my baby Thanos so we were super excited. My oldest, was running and playing all day in the nature so I believe it was a great time for him, something that made us more than happy.
Today I wanted to bring back at home something from that place, so we had for breakfast, grandma`s pancakes, the Greek style, topped with sugar and cinnamon.
I hope you enjoy them too.
You Will Need:
200 gr. all purpose flour
3 gr. yeast (instant)
250 gr. milk
a pinch of salt
oil for cooking
sugar and cinnamon for toppings
* Warm the milk a bit, put in a bowl and dissolve the yeast in it. Whisk the eggs and add them on the milk bowl, add the salt and the flour. Mix well, cover the bowl with a few towels and let it rest in a warm place for an hour.
Heat enough oil in a pan and use a spoon to create small indiviual pancakes. Fry both sides of the pancakes until golden. Place them on a paper towel and serve with some sugar and cinnamon.
This was made a while ago and it was my first attempt to make pancakes. For some reason It took a great effort to decide on the proper recipe and an even greater one, not to eat all the pancakes, before taking some shots. Well, I did eat many of them of course while I was cooking, but I managed to keep a few decent ones for the pictures.
These chocolate pancakes are great for a Mother`s Day breakfast and very easy to make. The recipe is from a favorite Greek Chef of mine, Akis Petretzikis and his book “Just Chocolate“, who I think most of you don`t know, although he is very talented, famous around here and recommended by Jamie Oliver after they cooperated a couple of years ago.
Anyway, back to the delicious recipe of those chocolate pancakes.
You will need the following Ingredients:
180 ml sour milk
1 tb vanilla syrup
40 gr. crystal sugar
50 ml spore oil
130 gr. flour
a pinch of salt
1 tb bakin powder
1 tb cooking soda
100 gr. milk sugar
50 gr. butter to fry
170 gr. melted praline chocolate (to serve on top)
Whisk in a large bowl the milk with the eggs, the vanilla, the sugar and the oil.
Whisk in a separate bowl the flour with the salt, the bakin powder, the soda and the chocolate pieces and fold into the flour mixture until all ingredients are combined together.
In medium heat, place a nonstick pan and use half tb of butter per pancake.
When the butter melts, place into the pan a large spoon of the mixture and cook for 4 minutes until it gets bubbly on top, flip and cook for 2 more minutes until it gets a golden color.