Every Kiss Begins with Pancakes

Some non sequiturs (first) and then some sequiturs (is that a thing? well, I guess I just made it one)

  • If you came expecting pancakes for Chinese New Year, I’m sorry, but I will redirect you to my scallion pancakes post
  • I did not get the double meaning of the “every kiss begins with kay” commercial for a long time*
  • I’m planning on making these on Valentine’s Day but I wanted to do a trial run first (which was a good idea) – I have made some adjustments to the recipe (which you can get here) that should guarantee a successful V-Day pancake expedition, but my pictures are meh (sorry!)
  • I was originally inspired by this picture:

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(pic from Places In the Home)

And then I wanted to make it more Valentine’s Day-y so I decided to go with a red velvet and thus was born Pink Velvet Doily Heart Pancakes with Sweet Cream Cheese!

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(my doily is less than perfect)

My starting point was this recipe for red velvet crepes from Tidy Mom. I cut her crepe recipe in half and only made 1/4 of the cream cheese filling (I’m only cooking for 2 after all). I thought the cocoa flavor of the crepes came through really nicely but the sweetness level was a little off.   On their own, the crepes were not sweet enough, but with the cream cheese the combination was a little too sweet (I’ve adjusted sugar levels to my taste in my version).

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Also, my batter was simultaneously too runny for me to adequately control (which I think is why my doily looks a little janky) and not quite smooth enough.  I compensated by reducing the liquids in the recipe and I plan on blending the ingredients for a bit longer.  While I made a few doily crepes, I ended up making the bulk of the pancakes as just regular old hearts.

I’ll keep you posted on when I remake these, but for now, Happy Valentine’s Day!

3.75 out of 5 stackies: imageimageimageimage

*For anyone who doesn’t know what I’m talking about, the commercial is saying (1) that when you give someone something from Kay Jewelers, you’ll get a kiss and (2) that “kiss” begins with the letter “k” –  MIND BLOWN

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