Blair and I celebrated our personal Valentine's Day yesterday, on Monday, Feb. 13th. This morning, on the actual Valentines Day, he had to go into work really early because of a big inspection he has going on this week. Plus, we have our Bible study Valentine's Day Italian dinner party tonight. So, we celebrated a day early. And it was really fun!
We started the morning off right with Red Velvet Valentines Pancakes. Yummy! I first heard about them here, and knew I had to give them a shot.
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons granulated sugar
4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 large eggs
1-1/2 cups buttermilk*
1/2 cup sour cream
2 teaspoons red food coloring
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup chocolate chips (you can use whatever kind you like best. I used dark chocolate chips.)
*I used buttermilk substitute. Pour 1.5 tablespoons of lemon juice into a measuring cup. Add enough milk to bring the juice/milk mixture to 1.5 cups. Let this sit for 5-10 minutes. Then use as recipe directs.*
Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl and set aside.