Coffee Flapjacks with Mocha Sauce
Pile em’ high and drench with sauce for maximum mocha flavour. The deep and intense chocolaty notes are perfect for the mocha sauce and to give the pancakes with a rich coffee flavour.
- Serves: 4 |
- Difficulty: easy
- Prep Time : 15 mins |
- Cook Time : 15 mins
1 C (250 ml) strongly brewed vida e caffè Auriga, reduced to ¼ C (around 60 ml)
50 g 70% good quality dark chocolate, roughly broken or chopped
1 C (250 ml) cake flour
2 tsp (10 ml) baking powder
½ tsp (2,5 ml) salt
½ tsp (2,5 ml) ground cinnamon
½ C (125 ml) strong, black vida e caffè Auriga coffee
½ C (125 ml) milk
1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla extract
3 Tbsp (45 ml) melted butter
good quality ice cream, coffee, chocolate or vanilla
125 g salted peanuts – optional
Pour one cup of strongly brewed vida e caffè Auriga coffee into a small saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil and simmer for roughly 10 minutes to reduce the coffee to ¼ C.
Pour the condensed milk into the reduced coffee and whisk well to combine. Heat the mixture while whisking to warm through, then remove from heat and add the chocolate. Let the mix stand for 1 minute to allow the chocolate to melt, then whisk well to combine. Keep the sauce warm until needed.
Add the dry ingredients to a large bowl. Add the wet ingredients in a separate large bowl and whisk well to combine. Gently fold the wet ingredients into the dry but do not beat the mixture. Just fold in until there is no visible dry flour. The batter will be lumpy but that’s a good thing. Lumpy batter makes for airy flapjacks.
Pre-heat a non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add a teaspoon of melted butter to the pan, then dollop in generous ¼ C measure of batter. Do not shake the pan around, rather let the batter settle on its own and you will be rewarded with puffy, similarly shaped flapjacks.
Fry for around 2 minutes a side or until golden brown. Flip and repeat.
Serve the flapjacks with generous amounts of ice cream, berries and a good drizzle mocha sauce. Optional: sprinkle with salted peanuts for extra oomph.
If you’re having for breakfast or brunch, team up with a cup of vida e caffè Auriga coffee.