This board is SO cute! And surprisingly easy to place collectively.
First, I selected three principal components for this breakfast board: pancakes, bacon, & fruit. Then I put a Valentine’s Day themed twist on every ingredient. Plain pancakes are changed into Pink Ombre Mini Chocolate Chip Pancakes. Bacon is now Candied Bacon. And for the fruit, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries have been a should.
First Recipe to Make: Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries are manner too simple to make. Solely 4 components & 20 minutes stand between you & a military of decadent little berries. You’ll shortly discover excuses to make extra of them as a result of why not?!
Observe: these take time to set. You might need to make these the day earlier than you intend to eat them.
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
Straightforward & quick dessert concept with solely 4 components. Nice for Valentine’s Day or Sweetest Day items too!
- 20 Strawberries entire
- 3/4 cup Semi-Candy Chocolate Chips
- 1/4 cup White Chocolate Chips
- 2 t Coconut Oil
Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
Wash the strawberries & pat dry.
Add the semi-sweet chocolate chips to a bowl with 1 1/2 t coconut oil. Microwave in 30 second increments till half of the chips are melted. Stir with a spoon till the remaining have melted.
Dip the strawberries within the chocolate, both by holding the highest across the greens or by inserting a toothpick or skewer into the core. Let any extra chocolate drip again into the bowl. Lay the strawberry on the parchment paper & repeat till all strawberries have been coated in chocolate.
Mix the white chocolate with the remaining 1/2 t of coconut oil. Microwave in 30 second increments till half of the chips are melted. Stir with a spoon till the remaining have melted.
Utilizing your spoon, take a spoonful of chocolate & drizzle it in skinny strains over the strawberries whereas they relaxation on the tray. I prefer to follow proper within the bowl first so I get the texture for how briskly to return & forth. Begin your drizzle on the parchment paper after which zig zag throughout the strawberry – there’ll all the time be an enormous glob at first.
Let the chocolate set at room temp for about half-hour. When you’re in a rush, you possibly can put them within the fridge for 10 minutes.
Take pleasure in!
Second Recipe: Candied Bacon
Candied Bacon can be VERY simple to make. It solely takes about 5 minutes of palms on work & then you’re rewarded with an ideal mix of candy & spicy savory goodness.
This recipe was a little bit spicy for my children, however in case you reduce on the cayenne & the white pepper by half it needs to be excellent for teenagers & adults alike. The entire adults beloved it as written! When you’re a little bit timid about spicy meals, please give the complete power spice a strive! The sweetness from the sugar actually balances the spice nicely & it’s not as intense as it will usually be.
Fast & simple recipe to degree up your bacon! Nice for holidays or charcuterie platters, brunches or breakfast for dinner.
- 1 lb Bacon premium or thick minimize most popular
- 1/2 cup Gentle Brown Sugar evenly packed
- 1/2 t Cinnamon floor
- 1/2 t Chili Powder
- 1/4 t Chipotle or Cayenne Powder chipotle = delicate; cayenne = medium/scorching
- 1/4 t White Pepper floor, 1/8 t = delicate
Preheat oven to 375 F. Line a baking sheet with tin foil & place a cooling rack on high of the foil.
In a small dish, mix the brown sugar & spices collectively. Coat the bacon with the brown sugar combine on either side. Gently shake off any extra sugar. Lay the bacon flat on the cooling rack & repeat with all strips.
Bake for 25 minutes, till bacon is cooked by & beginning to crisp on the sides. Your bacon might take roughly time to prepare dinner primarily based on the thickness & your most popular doneness.
Take pleasure in!
- Don’t put bacon on a paper towel lined plate to chill! It will likely be very sticky. Use parchment paper, a silicone mat, or depart proper on the cooling rack.
Third Recipe: Pink Ombre Pancakes
Pink Ombre Pancakes are tremendous simple to make however they do take a little bit little bit of time within the kitchen. Actually not a lot completely different out of your common pancake making course of – the primary distinction is that you just’ll be including meals coloring in each few batches.
Pink Ombre Pancakes with Mini Chocolate Chips
Valentine’s Day impressed pancakes with a little bit additional sweetness.
- 4 c Aunt Maple’s Buttermilk Pancake Combine
- 2 c Filtered Water
- 1 c Mini Chocolate Chips
- Pink Meals Coloring
- Pink Meals Coloring
Combine the pancake combine & water collectively till simply mixed. Gently add the chocolate chips in.
Warmth a big skillet over low-medium warmth. Add butter or non-stick spray. Utilizing 1/4 cup measuring cup, scoop out pancakes one by one & add to the new skillet. Flip pancakes when edges look dry & they’ve bubbled up. You’ll be able to take a look at it by sliding the nook of your spatula below the sting – if it lifts up simply it is able to flip. Prepare dinner on the second facet till they simply launch from the pan & put aside to maintain heat. (I put them within the oven on the bottom warmth attainable.)
After you’ve got made about 4 pancakes of the common batter, add 2 drops of pink meals coloring. Combine gently to evenly unfold the colour. Make 4 pancakes which can be mild pink. You might need to decrease the warmth a bit so they do not brown as a lot. Repeat this course of, including 2 drops of meals coloring after each 4 pancakes to get darker pink every time.
After about 3 or 4 rounds of including pink, when you’re in direction of the top of your pancake batter, add the pink meals coloring to the combination to get a deep, wealthy pink tone. If the combination is wanting flat & liquidy, add 1/2 cup of pancake batter & 1/4 cup of water to the bowl to fluff it again up.
Maintain all the pancakes heat till they’re completed. Now you’ve a number of shades from common tan pancakes to mild pink & all the best way to brilliant pink.
Serve with Maple Syrup or Whip Cream & get pleasure from!
Different concepts to incorporate on a pancake board…
- Butter, sliced for particular person use
- Contemporary fruit
- Small jars or bowls with yogurt for parfaits
- Scrambled or boiled eggs
- Cooked breakfast sausage
- And this one would possibly sound bizarre, however baked beans are a fantastic possibility too!
Did you strive any of those recipes?? I can not wait to listen to how is seems! Please inform me all about the way it goes! I actually admire all your suggestions & I like seeing your creations! Please depart a overview & remark. And don’t neglect to take a fast pic of your creation & tag This & That on Instagram or Fb.