I’ve been craving Tiramisu for a while now and while I was planning this weekend’s breakfasts, tiramisu popped back into my head. So tiramisu pancakes it was. I added some coffee and cacao powder to the pancake batter and made a mascarpone cream to go along with it. Such a delicious way to start the weekend!
This recipe makes 12 medium pancakes.
For the pancake batter:
1 cup of all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons of sugar
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 cup of buttermilk
2 tablespoons of butter, melted and cooled
1 ½ tablespoons of cocoa powder
1 ½ teaspoon of instant coffee
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
For the mascarpone cream:
250grs of mascarpone at room temperature
2/3 cup of whipping cream
4 teaspoons of Port or Marsala wine
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
8 tablespoons of powdered sugar or more to taste
Extra butter for cooking the pancakes
Separate the egg whites from the yolks. Whisk the egg whites with half of the sugar until stiff peaks form.
In a separate bowl, whisk the egg yolks with the remaining sugar and vanilla. Then add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cocoa powder, instant coffee, butter and buttermilk. Whisk until combined.
Add 1/3 of the egg whites to the bowl with the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Then add half of the remaining egg white and fold it in. Finally fold in the remaining egg white.
Add some butter to a large pan over medium heat. Once the butter has melted and the pan is hot, pour about 1/3 of a cup onto the pan to make each pancake. Let it cook until the top part starts bubbling and the edges start to dry. Then flip it and cook until lightly brown. Repeat for the remaining batter.
To make the mascarpone cream, whisk the mascarpone with the whipping cream until smooth. Then add the port, vanilla and sugar. Mix until everything is combined.
If you want to serve the mascarpone cream in between each pancake in a stack, I suggest that you let the pancakes cool down a bit otherwise they will melt the cream too fast. If you want the pancakes really warm, just serve some of the cream on the side. Sprinkle some cacao powder and add some strawberries. Enjoy!