January Recipe from Chef: Red Velvet Pancakes and Cream Cheese and Mascarpone “Syrup”

January 22, 2015 at 9:41 pm (Willow Writers) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

Red Velvet Pancakes

Surprise your significant other on Valentine’s Day morning with a delicious stack of
Red Velvet Pancakes!

Pancake Batter

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup powdered sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
2 TBSP melted butter
1 ½ cups buttermilk
2 large eggs
2 TBSP red food coloring


  1. Sift all dry ingredients, except granulated sugar.
  2. In a separate bowl, thoroughly mix the buttermilk, eggs, food coloring, granulated sugar, and melted butter.
  3. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and whisk together until just moist. Don’t over mix!
  4. Heat a non-stick large pan or use a griddle. Spray with pan release or moisten a paper towel with oil and carefully rub the pan.
  5. For each pancake ladle 2 oz. of batter onto the pan or griddle
  6. Cook until the surface of the pancake is bubbling and a few burst, probably 1 to 2 minutes. Flip pancakes and cook again for 1 to 2 minutes.
  7. Remove from pan and plate. Top with Cream Cheese and Mascarpone “Syrup” (see below)

 Cream Cheese and Mascarpone “Syrup”

2 oz Cream Cheese
2 oz Mascarpone Cheese
½ cup heavy cream
½ cup powdered sugar
1/2 TBSP vanilla extract


  1. In a medium mixing bowl add the vanilla, Cream Cheese, and the Mascarpone Cheese. Mix thoroughly until the cheeses are loosened.
  2. Add the Heavy Cream and mix until smooth.

 Makes two servings



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