Readers, Digest: Romantic red velvet pancakes

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Red velvet pancakes set the mood for a romantic Valentine's Day breakfast.Photo credit: Christina Saschin

Day is approaching and that means trying to plan something special for the
person you love.

find that love can be expressed in many ways and it doesn’t always have to
be with material things. This recipe will sweeten your Valentine’s Day morning.

time: 15 minutes

16 small pancakes

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons granulated white sugar
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 tablespoon red food coloring (red gel paste will get the dark red seen in the recipe)
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) salted butter, melted

Heat a pan or pancake griddle over medium heat.

Mix all of the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Mix the buttermilk, eggs, vanilla, vinegar and food coloring in another bowl.

Whisk the buttermilk mixture and dry ingredients together. Then, gently pour the melted butter into the mix.

Pour the batter by 1/4 cup onto the pan and let it cook until bubbles form on top, after about 2-3 minutes. Flip and cook cakes for another minute before removing from heat.

Top with powdered sugar and serve.

(Recipe from

Christina Saschin can be reached at [email protected] or @Stina127 on Twitter.