If you have been following this blog for a while now, you know I love my pancakes. I do not think one can run out of ideas on how to flavour them and what to enjoy them with.
Like this Choco orange flavoured ones, made even more decadent with a chocolatey cream cheese sauce and some sprinkles to top! Yum!
These are special occasion pancakes, they would be perfect for a Mother’s Day breakfast, or a special one’s birthday. If my Mum was close to where I live, I would make this for her as it’s her birthday today. So this is for the woman who I watched make pancakes and learnt from her. I love you Mummy!
I like using self raising flour for my pancakes, preferably the Exe brand that is available in Kenya and Uganda. It has never failed me.
We will need:-
2 cups sifted self raising flour.
1/2 cup caster sugar.
1 3/4 cups of natural yoghurt.
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 tsp of ground nutmeg.
1/3 cup of freshly squeezed orange juice.
1 tsp vanilla.
2 tbsp dark cocoa powder.
2 tbsp milk.
1.Mix the flour and the sugar well, make a well in the middle and add the eggs, yoghurt, nutmeg, oil and vanilla. Add the orange juice last. Mix well but do don’t overdo it.
2. In a bowl, mix the cocoa with the milk into a thick paste, and add 1/3 of the pancake batter, mix well.
3. Let both batters rest for about 15- 20 minutes.
4. Heat your non stick pan, ensure it is clean and dry before spooning the batter alternately. I used a 1/2 measuring cup for the white batter and a tablespoon for the chocolate. You can swirl the pan, or leave it as is.
5. Cook like normal pancake, flipping when bubbles begin to form at the top. I do not add oil when cooking as I had put some in the batter.
On to the cream cheese sauce. You will need 1/2 cup of softened cream cheese, 1/4 cup of icing sugar, 1/4 cup of milk, 1 tsp of vanilla and a tablespoon of dark cocoa powder. Mix well together (you can use a food processor).
I served by rolling the pancakes and drizzling the cream cheese sauce on top, and added some chocolate sprinkles. How’s that for decadence?
Perfect for weekend breakfast or as a brunch dish, or Pajama parties. Win!
The pancakes are so delicious, orange and chocolate are truly a winning combination. And the cheese sauce, oh that’s the crown to top it all off.
Ok. The soup has other vegetables but broccoli is the main star in this healthy bowl of soup.
I’ve been on a soft food diet for a while now and mashed food, porridge, soups and smoothies have been my main go-tos for a quick and easy nourishment fix. I will be posting the other soups too but you can check out some of my smoothie bowl and porridge recipes here and here.
This soup is easy to make. Uses easily available ingredients and is filling enough for a light dinner. Serve it up with some grilled cheese toast or crusty bread and you’re good to go. 🤗
Let’s get started.
Cover and let simmer till everything is well combined, taste then if done to your liking, blend to your prefered consistency.
I usually add a little splash of balsamic vinegar to my soups just to deepen the flavours a bit.
Serve hot in a bowl with grated cheddar cheese on top.
I garnished it with some baobab powder and moringa powder for additional nutrients and to perk it up a bit. They do not affect the soup’s flavour though.
The soup is delicious, colourful and tasty, the kids had seconds. It goes in well with buttered toast, and is perfect for cool days or evenings when you want to a comforting bowl of soup.