I'm writing this from San Francisco. It is my first time visiting this city. I was in San Diego for a work trip, and decided to take a short weekend trip to see San Francisco.
Even though I had never been here before, it sounded like a city I would enjoy living in. I still think that's true, but some aspects of the city are different than what I anticipated. It's a bigger city than I anticipated.
I enjoy the city's architecture and color palate. I also like the cooler weather. I had been warned of the cooler temperature, but I was still caught a little off guard. I bought a thin jacket yesterday.
A friend from DC moved to San Francisco a year ago, and she did a wonderful job showing me around the city yesterday.
I wanted to go visit Alcatraz, but the tickets are sold out until August 10th. I didn't not plan my trip that far in advance. When you make spur of the moment trips, you don't get to do the activities that require reservations.
I made these pancakes before leaving for California. They were delicious.
I have used this chocolate pancake recipe from food.com many times. It is one of my favorite pancake recipes. I added some mini peanut butter cups to make it a little decadent.
The ingredients are 1 cup milk, 1 egg, 2 tablespoons melted butter, 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1/3 cup cocoa powder, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 cup mini peanut butter cups.
To make the pancakes, I combined the milk, melted butter, and egg.
In another bowl, I combined the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda, and salt.
I whisked the dry and wet ingredients.
I poured the wet ingredients into the flour mixture and whisked until combined.
I stirred in the mini peanut butter cups.
I greased a skillet and put it over medium high heat. I added a third of a cup of batter to the warm pan for each pancake. I flipped the pancakes once the edges looked dry and bubbles started forming in the center of the pancake. I cooked the reserve side for a few minutes.
These were fantastic pancakes. I ate them topped with greek yogurt.
Topping them with chocolate sauce, peanut butter, and bananas would have been even more fantastic.
Every time I have made this recipe, the pancake texture has been tender and fluffy.
The chocolate flavor is rich, deep, and decadent.
The made a very indulgent breakfast.
The peanut butter cups became melted, creamy, and gooey.
These made a pleasurable and delightful breakfast.