Lacy French Vanilla Pancakes with Strawberries and Chantilly Cream


Lacy French Vanilla Pancakes with Strawberries and Chantilly Cream

These pretty little pancakes are easier to make than they look, they are actually really fun to do. Serve up your Sweetheart this tasty Valentine’s Day treat! XO
~Amy

Lacy French Vanilla Pancakes with Strawberries and Chantilly Cream

Pancakes:
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups milk
1 tbsp melted butter
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp French vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups flour
In a medium sized bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, butter, and extract.
Add flour and sugar. Beat until smooth.

To make lacy pancakes:
Heat griddle to medium heat. Place batter into squeeze bottle.
Squeeze batter into an outline shape of heart. Let it cook for several seconds before decorating with swirls.

When batter is dry, slide off griddle and turn onto a plate lined with paper towels to cool.

To make bottom pancake:
Outline heart shape, let it cook for about 20 seconds. Fill in with batter to form a solid heart.
Flip to cook other side. Remove to a plate lined with paper towels to cool.

Strawberries:
2 cups sliced strawberries
1-2 tbsp powdered sugar
Zest from 1 small orange

Place strawberries in small bowl, sprinkle with powdered sugar. Toss to coat.
Add orange zest. Set aside.

Chantilly Cream
1 cup heavy cream
2 tbsp powdered sugar
1/2 tsp French vanilla extract.
In a medium bowl, whip cream sugar and extract until soft peaks form.
To assemble:
Place whole heart shaped pancake on plate. Place a small amount of berries in the center of the heart. Pipe cream in swirls around the edges. Place lacy pancake on top. Dust with powered sugar.

Makes 4 servings

Recipe by Amy Richardson

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