Valentines Red Velvet Pancakes

As Valentines Day is approaching fast, in case you forgot its February 14th! Why not treat that special someone with some yummy breakfast red velvet pancakes with some creamy cheese sweet icing.

Red Velvet Pancakes

Red Velvert is usually a cake that is red-brown or dark red in colour and topped with cream cheese icing, usually made with buttermilk, cocoa, flour and red food colouring.

Red Velvet Pancakes

If you don’t have any buttermilk, then you can alway use milk and vinegar which effectively makes buttermilk. Thais my quick tip of the day.

Red Velvet Pancakes

I made these pancakes 3 different ways, the traditional crepe style pancakes, hand piped heart shaped thin pancakes and slightly fluffy mini heart shaped pancakes.

Red Velvet Pancakes

I think that the bananas truely completement the flavours with the red velvet, cream cheese and chocolate. They add the healthy five a day to the breakfast. I think that raspberries would work brilliantly too.

Red Velvet Pancakes

Red velvet is a staple cake type in the America and Canada, we here are starting to see more red velvet however not as well known.

Red Velvet Pancakes

My children and the hubster definately enjoyed this breakfast, they skipped lunch as they ate a few too many!

Red Velvet Pancakes 

Ingredients:
Pancakes:
300ml Milk
3 Eggs
1 Tsp Vinegar
1 Tsp Vanilla
2 Tbsp Oil
50g Sugar
Pinch of Salt
20g Cocoa Powder
150g Plain Flour
Red Food Gel
Topping/Icing:
100g Cream Cheese
50g Butter
200g Icing Sugar
2 Tsp Vanilla
1 Tbsp Milk
Banana
Dark Chocolate

Instructions

Red Velvet Pancakes

Add milk and vinegar to to a blender and allow to sit for about 3-5 minutes.  

Red Velvet Pancakes

Then add eggs, vanilla, oil, sugar, salt, cocoa powder, plain flour and red food gel. Blitz for 30 seconds on high speed.

Red Velvet Pancakes

Pour the batter into a bowl

Red Velvet Pancakes

In a mixing bowl add soften butter, vanilla, milk and cream cheese and mixing well.

Red Velvet Pancakes

Add icing sugarand beat together until smoothe.

Red Velvet Pancakes

For the heart shaped mini pancakes, heat a shallow fry pan over medium heat and place a metal cutter on the pan.Red Velvet Pancakes

Add the pancake batter to the cutter.Red Velvet Pancakes

After about 30 seconds lift away the cutter.

Red Velvet Pancakes

Then flip the pancake and cook the other side.

Red Velvet Pancakes

To create a larger pancake, pipe an outline heart shape

Red Velvet Pancakes

Pour batter into the shape and cook both sides, or althernatively make plain basic crepe style pancakes.

Red Velvet Pancakes

Arrange the pancakes on a plate, drizzle on the cream cheese topping and some heart shaped banana pieces.

Red Velvet Pancakes

Or stack mini heart shaped pancakes with cream cheese topping and bananas.

Red Velvet Pancakes

Melt a little dark chocolate and drizzle over the pancakes and enjoy!

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