Cooking On the Front Burner
3. Churros Pancakes + Spicy Chocolate Sauce
• How long it will take: 16 minutes
• What you'll need:
3/4 cup white flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/8 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 large egg plus one egg white
1 1/2 c milk (1 or 2%)
2 tbsp. melted butter
1/2 c sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
soft butter
6 oz chocolate chips
1/2 c heavy cream
2 tbsp. butter
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper

• What to do
:
In a large bowl combine the two flours, 1/8 cup sugar, 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and salt - whisk to combine. In a medium bowl beat together the egg and egg white, milk and 2 tbsp. melted butter. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry until mixed well but not overbeat. Let batter sit for about 15 minutes.

Mix in a small plate the 1/2 cup sugar and 2 tsp. cinnamon and set aside. In a small saucepan over low heat melt the chocolate chips then whisk in the heavy cream, 2 tbsp. butter, 1 tsp. cinnamon and the cayenne pepper. Stir constantly until it is well combined, turn off heat and set aside.

Heat a griddle over medium heat until drops of water "dance" across when dropped on hot griddle. Add a dab of butter on spot where pancake mix will be placed then place about 1/3 cup batter on top. Cook on one side about 3-4 minutes until small bubbles form around edge and seem a bit dry. Flip and cook about 2 minutes until done. Use a bit of soft butter on each side of the pancake then dip pancakes in the cinnamon sugar mixture that is on the plate. Top with the chocolate sauce and serve!

Recipe courtesy of Cooking On the Front Burner.