The GRAND idea flowed into my left hemisphere on my run Saturday morning, as I neared the end, a craving for an iced frap. (homemade of course!) consumed me. Thinking of Katie’s challenge, I wanted to make a light fluffy flapjack, coffee flavored, with a light mocha syrup, carob chips and cocoa chips.
First, I wanted to see if I could make angel food pancakes. Rich espresso replaced the water in the recipe. After realizing a skillet wouldn’t work, the batter was poured in a jelly roll pan in hopes that it would fluff up and be airy enough to cut into ring-shaped jacks…It was looking promising…and then, poof, they fell into espresso flavored sponges:
Experimenting is FUN! Especially when you learn what you CAN’T do because of CHEMISTRY!
Plan B: Make a batter with marscapone cheese (like a cream cheese, you can substitute!), espresso, room temperature carob chips,vanilla extract, and a some coconut milk. I WAS SO in love with the light, airy batter, more like a cream, that I greedily sipped it! I put some aside for a topping, then add graham flour and baking powder to it…
then, it wastopped off
handful of cocoa nibs….
YUM-O! This light, airy dessert pancake will energize and fuel you through the morning…not to heavy, but sweet enough to feel like dessert!