Joyce’s Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Makes about 16 pancakes.

My mom’s good friend Jeryl Abelman, wrote a cute book called “Quickly’s Magical Pancake Adventure”. It’s a great story about a magic spatula and is fun for kids who love pancakes. GKC is not the only one to think its a great book, it has won some prestigious awards (Winner of the London Book Festival Children’s Book Award and also 2nd Place in the Cookbook Category in London. Most recently, a winner at The New York Book Festival).

The book is also filled with some delicious pancake recipes from famous chefs. This recipe is from the book. Joyce’s Chocolate Chip Pancakes is from Chef Justin Fields, Courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton, Denver

4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup milk
1 ¼ cup flour
1 tablespoon sugar
4 tablespoons baking powder
¾ teaspoon salt
2 eggs
6 ounces chocolate chips
Butter for cooking

In a small saucepan, combine butter and milk. Place over low heat just until warm and the butter is melted. Let it cool
In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir.
In a large bowl, whisk eggs with a fork. Whisk in milk mixture. Add the dry ingredients and mix just until blended.
Heat a griddle or skillet over medium heat.
Add 1 teaspoon butter and melt until bubbly.
Ladle 3 tablespoons batter for each pancake onto the hot surface and cook until bubbles begin to form on the edges.
Add chocolate chips to the top of the pancakes.
Cook for ten seconds and then turn and cook until golden brown on the other side, about 30 seconds more. Repeat with the rest of the batter.

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