A must for chocolate lovers, Modica chocolate is a chocolate full of history made following ancient manual Aztec methods, brought to Modica, Sicily by the Spanish in the 16th century. No one else produces chocolate in this way anywhere in the world and no other chocolate tastes quite like this. Needless to say it makes an exquisite, rich chocolate sauce perfect for pouring in abundance over a stack of chocolate pancakes!
2 cups self-raising flour
1 tablespoon caster sugar
2/3 cups cocoa powder
2 eggs lightly beaten
1 and a half cups of milk
Knob of butter
Bar of Modica chocolate and a little milk to mix in
In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar and cocoa powder.
Gradually whisk in the eggs and the milk.
Mix until a thick, smooth batter forms.
Heat a frying pan over a medium heat and brush with some melted butter.
Cook quarter cup measures of this mixture at a time in the pan. When bubbles form on the top, flip the pancake over to cook the other side.
Stack the pancakes and keep them in a warm place while you cook the rest of the batter.
Prepare the chocolate sauce by melting the Modica chocolate of your choice in a pan and adding a little milk to it until it becomes nice and smooth and runny, then pour over your stack of pancakes and enjoy!
You can use any flavour Modica chocolate to make this sauce but we highly recommend chilli pepper or orange! If you like this recipe check out our ‘Ultimate hot chocolate’ recipe coming soon which is also made with this heavenly chocolate!