I have recently become obsessed with dresses. I look at new styles online, and I'm always on the lookout for a pretty new one. When I was a child, I disliked dresses. They didn't fit with how I viewed myself.
I would only wear a dress on Sundays for church, and as soon as church was over, I changed into other clothes.
As I got older, I hardly ever wore dresses. When I needed to dress up, I would wear a skirt.
I now own several dresses, and I wear them all the time. Dresses are perfect for summer. They are not ideal for fiscal exertion, but I spend most of my day sitting.
I used my favorite chocolate pancake recipe from food.com for these pancakes. I made it as directed except I added dried cherries and almonds.
The ingredients are 1 cup milk, 1 egg, 2 tablespoons melted butter, 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 cup dried cherries, and 1/4 cup almonds.
I combined the milk, egg, and melted butter. All of the liquid ingredients were at room temperature. If the milk or egg is cold, the butter will solidify.
In another bowl, I added the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda, and salt.
I whisked the dry ingredients together.
I poured the liquid mixture into the flour concoction and stirred until just combined.
I added the dried cherries and chopped almonds.
I poured a fourth of a cup of batter into a hot and greased skillet.
I flipped the pancakes once small bubbles started to form in the center. I let the other side cook for a couple of minutes.
I ate these pancakes slathered with preserves and fresh fruit. Powdered sugar or whipped cream would have been fabulous too.
The cakes have the perfect, subtle amount of sugar. I don't like my pancakes cloyingly sweet.
The cherries were sweet, chewy, and tangy. The almonds were crunchy and nutty.
Cherries, almonds, and chocolate are a divine combination.
These pancakes were an early morning treat. The brightened up my mornings.