“As a teenager, my daughter, like most teen girls loved to have sleepovers,” said Borgata Chef/Partner Bobby Flay. “And every time we hosted those giggle-fests, I knew what my job was going to be the next morning: short-order cook. These chocolate-chip pancakes were Sophie’s go-to order, and I happily prepared them for her and her friends on countless weekend mornings.”
Now that Sophie is grown, Bobby still makes them for her every time she comes home for a visit. “The girl loves chocolate, and I love making her smile,” Bobby adds. The recipe is a perfect way to celebrate Father’s Day in your household, and a way to honor the bond between fathers and daughters.
Sophie’s Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Yields: 16 pancakes
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¾ teaspoon fine sea salt
- 2 large eggs
- 1 ½ cups plus 3 tablespoons buttermilk
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled, plus more for greasing
- 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
1.Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl until combined.
2. Whisk together the eggs and buttermilk in a small bowl until smooth. Add the wet ingredients and the melted butter to the dry ingredients and whisk until just combined. Fold in the chocolate and let the batter rest for at least 20 minutes and up to 30 minutes.
3. Heat a nonstick or cast-iron griddle or pan over medium heat. Brush the griddle or pan with butter. Drop 1/4 cupfuls of the batter into the pan, making sure to leave plenty of room between each pancake for the batter to expand.
4. Cook for a minute or two, until the batter bubbles at the edges and browns on the bottom, then carefully flip the pancakes and cook for a minute or two on the second side, until the batter is completely cooked through and the pancakes are puffy and deep golden brown. Serve the pancakes as you make them, or transfer them to a baking sheet and keep warm in a 250 degree F oven. Repeat with the remaining batter.
Tip: It helps to prepare the batter slightly ahead of time; letting the batter rest for at least 20 minutes is the secret to light and fluffy pancakes.
Reprinted from Bobby At Home. Copyright © 2019 by Boy Meets Grill, Inc. Photographs copyright © 2019 by Ed Anderson. Published by Clarkson Potter, an imprint of Penguin Random House, LLC.