Pancakes with orange syrup and chocolate

Sunday, May 14, 2017

 Hello there!

I am still alive! The past two months have been a complete mess: I had to travel three weeks to a lab in Madrid, then I had like 1 zillions things to do here and I haven’t stopped one minute!
However, do you know what I did this morning just for me, because I deserve it? A super breakfast! I was alone this weekend, so on Sunday morning I woke up more or less early, and I started cooking a bunch of pancakes with orange syrup and melted chocolate, then I made some coffee, I dusted off the fancy dishware and I ate everything while reading the news. Just for me….because!

 I think sometimes we should do these things that make us happy for ourselves and don’t wait others to do it for us. And you know what? I had a great Sunday morning, even though I hate Sundays.

How I did it? Here come the recipes:

For the pancakes:

150 g flour
2 large eggs
2 tablespoon sugar
50 g melted butter
2 glasses milk
2 teaspoon baking powder

First, mix the flour, baking powder and sugar into a large bowl. In another bowl, whisk the milk, eggs and the melted butter.
Add the milk mixture to the dry ingredients and whisk until the mixture looks smooth and homogeneous. Let it stand for at least 15 in the refrigerator.
Heat to a medium-high a non-stick pan and gently add some of the mixture. Wait until the top of the pancake starts to bubble a little and turn it over to cook the other side. Repeat until you have a pile of delicious pancakes!

For the orange syrup:

2 tablespoon sugar
100 ml of water
1 glass orange juice (better if freshly squeezed)       
1 tablespoon cornstarch

Bring to a boil the water with the sugar in a small saucepan. Add the orange juice and whisk together for a couple of minutes. Dissolve the cornstarch with a little cold water and add it to the saucepan. Simmer gently for 10 minutes, stirring often. VOILĂ€! 

What kind of indulgences do you usually have for yourselves on weekends? Let me know and maybe next time I will cook you some pancakes :)

XOXO. Sara

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