Executive Chef Joseph Lallave of Pantry, which is located at the VERVE - Crowne Plaza Hotel in Natick, MA, has a decadent dish to share, for when you are serving brunch on weekends at home or as a surprise breakfast treat for Valentine’s Day. Introducing their Rocky Road Pancakes, which they serve in the restaurant for just $8. It includes fluffy buttermilk pancakes featuring white and dark chocolate chips, coconut flakes, chocolate fudge sauce, butterscotch drizzle and to top it all off, rich Vermont maple syrup. Check out the recipe here and for details on the restaurant, visit the website.
Rocky Road Pancakes
By Executive Chef Joseph Lallave of Pantry
3 eggs, separated
1 cup milk
1 1/2 cups self-raising flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1/4 cup shredded coconut
chopped marshmallows, extra
shredded coconut, extra
Whisk egg yolks and milk in a medium bowl until smooth. Combine flour and sugar in a large bowl. Mix in milk mixture to form a smooth mixture. Mix in chocolate chips and coconut.
Beat egg whites in a small bowl with an electric mixer until firm peaks form. Fold egg whites into batter, in two batches, until just combined.
Heat a large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Spray pan with cooking oil. Drop tablespoons of mixture into pan, making 6 pancakes at a time. Cook over medium heat until bubbles appear on surface. Turn pancakes over and cook until lightly browned underneath. Remove from pan. Cover to keep warm. Repeat method with remaining batter.
Serve pancakes warm or cold with chocolate sauce. Sprinkle with extra marshmallows and shredded coconut.
Pantry at the VERVE – Crown Plaza Hotel
1360 Worcester Street, Natick, MA
Hours: Open Mon-Fri 6:30 AM-10 PM; Sat & Sun 7 AM-10 PM.