Tuesday, February 14, 2012

ALL LOVED UP!



It's that time of year again - and I was trying to remember my most romantic meal.  Hands down it has to be breakfast in bed, the fact that your loved one is willing to leave the warm nest extra early to make you feel cherished - what can be better??

What foods do I associate with romance? Chocolate, berries, cream and for some strange reason lavender (go figure!!) all come to mind.  I decided to stick with the first three on my list (and actually replaced the cream (not so good first thing) with some luscious greek yogurt.  So how do I get my chocolate fix at breakfast time?  Well I'm perfectly capable of diving into a chocolate cake at any time of the day or night, but I imagine that there are more normal people than me out there (?),  so I decided to experiment with my favourite pancakes; I added some cocoa powder to the batter (yuk!), then some chocolate chips went in (see the hardships I go through?!) but the texture wasn't wonderful, then the trusty Nutella came out - and yummmmmm, perhaps not the prettiest thing to come out of the kitchen, but man oh man were they delicious!  And how romantic to delicately nibble (yeah right) some chocolate pancakes, oozing with creamy yogurt and tangy raspberries - just a pity you have to get up and bring the kids to school!

I am of course linking this with the lovely Kate and Karen's Tea Time Treats Challenge because pancakes aren't just for breakfast!!

Loved Up Pancakes

Make up one batch of this pancake batter
Add one large tbsp of Nutella (I had to heat mine, the kitchen was very chilly that early in the morning!)
Fry in butter.
Cut into heart shapes, if you are so inclined.
Serve with a dollop of greek yogurt and your favourite berries.
If it's not a driving day throw a bottle of fizz in there too :-)))


Happy St. Valentine's Day.






19 comments:

manu said...

Lovely cupcakes!
Happy Valentine day!

Rose H (UK) said...

Mmmmm! Happy Valentines :o)

Kelly-Jane said...

Yum! Happy Valentines!!

Nicoletta said...

Mmmmmm they look really yummy!!!! Happy Valentine's day!!!!

Clare said...

Oh they sound so delicious! Why didn't I think of adding Nutella to mine! :-) And the berries and yoghurt -yum! Have a lovely Valentines Day!

anne said...

Heart-shaped pancake + yoghurt + raspberries = Perfect ! Now if only somebody made it instead of you , it would be awesome hahahaha Happy Valentine's !!!!!

Phil in the Kitchen said...

Well I've got to agree about breakfast in bed and pancakes sound an excellent choice. Chocolate, berries and cream - I can understand those but I've never thought about lavender that way. In my youth, I knew a woman who thought that cheese on toast with chilli sauce was the most romantic meal possible. That relationship didn't last long.

Maria♥ said...

Ooo I love brekkie in bed, it's lovely! These pancakes look delish :)

Maria
x

Karen S Booth said...

LOVE this Tea Time Treats entry, I also adore pancakes, and these would do for me any time of the day! And as for breakfast in bed? YES please!
Karen

Coby said...

I could do these pancakes for sure - umm, though I would certainly have the cream as well......St Valentine's Day is a perfect excuse for me to skip my usual standby of yoghurt:P I wonder if I'll ever be served breakfast in bed.....

Kate@whatkatebaked said...

Thank you so much foe entering these perfect pancakes into Tea Time Treats! Couldn't agree more about breakfast in bed and being presented with these on Valentine's Day would sure make my day!

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

Pancakes are perfect I love you food! yours look delicious
Mary x

Choclette said...

Wonderful idea and clever you making them in a heart shape. Think I might have managed a bit of clotted cream, even if it was for breakfast ;-)

Gloria said...

These look beautiful Brownie, xxx gloria

Dom at Belleau Kitchen said...

loving these... (geddit?)... sorry if it seems i havent commented on your blog for a while but I think my google reader is messed up... I have been kicked off a few peoples blogs and dont receive their posts any more... hopefully I have fixed it... much love x

laura_howtocook said...

I think these sound like the perfect recipe to try out this Tuesday, as my children adore pancakes and adding Nutella would make their day!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I love the sound of these pancakes and actually think they fit the bill nicely for Valentines Day. I bet serving some raspberry sauce over them would make them more of a night time dessert. Yummy post.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Happy Belated Valentine's Day! Your chocolate pancakes sound delicious! I agree with Susan, serving some raspberry sauce would be yummy! Thanks for a great idea!

Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

Breakfast in bed... Pretty hard to beat! My favorite line from this post is 'fry in butter' Yum!