Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

You know...living in the south means at almost every potluck or get together, you can be assured that a red velvet cake will show up somewhere. So I figured...if you can eat red velvet cake...why not red velvet pancakes? I found out you can!!! These were so fun! How neat would they be on Christmas morning?? Of course I served them with a touch of cream cheese icing along with maple syrup. Yum!!

Red Velvet Pancakes

2 cups  flour
2 tablespoons cocoa
4 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups buttermilk
2 eggs
1/4 cup oil
Red food coloring

Heat a griddle or skillet over medium/low heat.

Mix dry ingredients together in medium bowl.

Combine eggs, buttermilk and oil in a separate bowl and stir just until blended.

Add red food coloring.

Add the wet ingredient to the dry ingredients just until combined. Batter will be slightly lumpy.

Drop batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto warm griddle.

Cook until bubbles begin to form on top...a couple of minutes.

Flip over and cook another couple of minutes.

Serve warm with maple syrup and cream cheese frosting. (Recipe follows)

Here's the stuff you'll need.

Combine the dry ingredients.

Then the wet.

Then add the wet to the dry. Stir until 
combined but don't overmix. 
It's okay if the batter is a little lumpy.

Then drop batter by 1/4 cupfuls. 
Cook until pancake starts to bubble 
on top then flip them over to cook on the other side.

Cream Cheese Frosting

4 ounces softened cream cheese
3 tablespoons butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Whip cream cheese and butter in a mixer until combined. Add vanilla. Slowly add powdered sugar and enough milk to make a frosting.

Here's the stuff for the cream cheese frosting.

Combine the butter and cream 
cheese in a small mixing bowl. 
Then add the powdered sugar and vanilla.

Add a little (1 - 2 tablespoons) of milk to thin.


Add a dab of frosting to the top 
then drizzle with maple syrup!