I always see La Chandeleur arrive with great pleasure. At home, pancakes are prepared all year round, but even more so at this time. I like to take advantage of these days to test new recipes, which will make us happy the rest of the year.
I gave you my favorite pancake batter recipe here. I suggest you give it a nice little twist with a cocoa swirl. It’s really very simple to do and visually, it changes everything. To make the swirl, you will need a bottle of soft sauce. The rest is child’s play. Just add a little cocoa to part of the dough. We put the dough in the pan as usual, but before putting it back on the flame, we make the whirlpool. Some have a slightly different method, and swirl first, before pouring the batter over it. Both methods work. You can try both ways and choose the one that works best for you.
For the filling, you can choose a spread, or keep it simple with just sugar. How about chestnut cream?
Swirl Marble Pancakes:
250g of flour
500g whole milk
1 tbsp vanilla sugar
1 tbsp sunflower oil
1 pinch of salt
1 heaped tsp bitter cocoa
Put all the ingredients in a blender and mix for 10 to 20 seconds, until you have a smooth paste.
Keep 100 g of dough in the mixer and add the cocoa.
Blend for a few seconds.
Pour this cocoa paste into a sauce bottle with a slightly wide tip.
Let the pasta rest for about 30 minutes.
Heat skillet over medium high heat.
Grease, then pour in a little batter and distribute it, swirling the pan slightly. Without putting the pan back on the heat, quickly swirl the cocoa paste on top.
Cook on the first side, then flip and cook the second side.
Stack pancakes on a plate, marbled side up.
To finish: of course, you can also make the dough with a whisk. On the other hand, be careful about lumps, especially for the cocoa paste, as they could block the passage through the tip of the bottle. The dough should flow easily, without special pressure. If not, add a little milk.
I made a little video of the preparation. You can see it on Pinterest, here.
The number of crepes obtained depends on the size of the crepe maker, so between 6 and 10. Feel free to prepare more dough. The pancakes reheat very well by placing them in the microwave for a few seconds.