Chestnut pancakes with bourbon laced chocolate chipotle sauce

chestnut pancakes

 

As much as a love a good pancake oozing with Jif lemon and sugar, that was my childhood pancake memory after all, I wanted to give you lovely people something a bit more in keeping this pancake day, so here is an outrageous Chestnut pancake with bourbon laced chocolate chipotle sauce, raspberries and cream. The chestnut flour adds a lovely sweet nuttiness to the pancakes, and the chocolate chipotle sauce is out of this world.

Make up a pancake batter, I used 30g chestnut flour, 100g plain flour in a jug, add an egg, and 300ml of whole milk, along with a pinch of fine sea salt. Whisk up until it forms a batter somewhere around double cream consistency. If there’s a few lumps strain the batter through a sieve, pushing the lumps through with a wooden spoon. Leave to sit for 10 minutes while you make the sauce.

In a glass bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, melt 100g dark chocolate, add a teaspoon of finely chopped dried chipotle chilli (minus seeds), and a good shot of your favourite bourbon whiskey, once just melted pour in 150ml double cream and sprinkle over 1 tbsp icing sugar, warm until combined and glossy and turn the heat off but keep the bowl over the water.

Warm a frying pan over a medium heat to make the pancakes, smear with a little rapeseed oil on a kitchen towel and pour in a ladle of pancake mix swirl around the pan, and cook until lightly brown, flip or toss and cook the other side.

Serve drizzled with the chocolate chipotle sauce, double cream and a few raspberries.

 

19 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Charlie on March 29, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    Thanks Marcus!

    I live in Canada and I do not like pancakes that are North American.
    They are cakey and usually on the dry side….. given the choice I would rather have crepes or waffles.

    I will definitely be trying these :~D

    Charlie

    Reply

    • Cheers Charlie, although the American style ones are ok if frshly made, they can be a bit cakey as you say. These are very moist and more English style, as they are a little thicker than French crepes. I think you will like them ๐Ÿ™‚ please come back and let me know how you get on with them.
      The sauce is to die for too ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Cheers
      Marcus

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  2. Posted by Charlie on March 29, 2013 at 11:53 am

    Marcus: These look very good!

    However they look more like a crepe than a pancake. Which would they be?

    Have a Joyful Day :~D
    Charlie

    Reply

    • Hi Charlie,
      Thank you, glad you like them. They are a pancake of course, English pancakes are more crepe like than American pancakes, but as we are not French we call them pancakes ๐Ÿ™‚
      The chestnut flour adds a wonderful extra dimension.
      Cheers
      Marcus

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  3. Brilliant photo Marcus . As always it looks and sounds superb . keep em coming

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  4. Another great photo! very jealous!

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  5. You really nailed that shot, they look absolutely smashing. Wish fresh raspberries here in Australia didn’t cost an arm and a leg…

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  6. Now that’s what I call a proper inventive pancake and it looks delicious. Love the addition of chipotle. Inspired. Thanks.

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  7. We’ve been eyeing up that same chopping board by the way ๐Ÿ˜€

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  8. If only I liked pancakes, Marcus! Perhaps this is the recipe to convert me? ๐Ÿ˜€

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  9. Excellent – I bet they taste good ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Reply

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