I recently signed up to take a calculus class at a local community college. I'm only in the second week, and it is already tiring me out. I have classes twice a week after work. The classes are three and a half hours long.
I kind of hoped that the teacher would let us out after three hours, but we often go over three and half hours. On the days that I don't have class, I am often doing homework.
In fact, I am doing math problems while writing this post. I write a few sentences then solve a math problem. I had forgotten how much time homework takes.
Fortunately, I like my teacher. He seems like a very competent mathematician. When he addresses the class, he calls us people, which I find amusing. He also uses the phrase, "there is a failure to communicate." I think I need to adopt this phrase myself.
A few months ago I saw many chai spiced recipes on food blogs. I'm a little to late to be chic better late then never.
I added chai spices to my favorite chocolate pancake recipe. I have used this chocolate pancake recipe many, many times. My chai spice blend includes cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, ground coriander, and ground ginger.
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 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon cardamom, 1 teaspoon ground cloves, 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander, 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger, and 3 ounces of semi sweet chocolate.
To make these pancakes, I combined the milk, egg, and butter.
I combined the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda, and salt in another bowl.
I added the cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, coriander, and ginger to the flour mixture. I whisked the dry ingredients together well.
I combined the dry and wet ingredients. I stirred until there were no lumps.
I chopped up the semi sweet chocolate and added it to the pancake mixture.
For each pancake, I scooped a third of a cup of the batter onto a hot and greased skillet. I flipped the pancakes when the edges looked try and little bubbles started forming in the center. I cooked the other side for a few minutes.
As is my custom, I ate these with greek yogurt.
These were good pancakes. The texture was fluffy and tender.
The chocolate completely disappeared in the pancakes. There were no chunks of melted chocolate. I think chocolate chips would have been better because they don't dissolve into pancakes.
The spices were a little strong. I think I should have halved all the spices. It wasn't overwhelming, but it was a bit much.
Despite my complaints, these were aromatic and homey.
They were good pancakes, but I have made better.