Pancakes Sprinkled with Chocolate Chips or Spread with Preserves

How can you have pancakes and hold the syrup? You can still be a pancake eater without dousing your stack with maple syrup (50g of sugar) or some liquid labeled pancake syrup (with ingredients you might find in water softeners and detergents).

The best mixing bowl to use is one of those 8-cup (2 quarts) measuring glass bowls (Pyrex or Anchor), so you can simply pour a bit of batter directly into the skillet and use a rubber spatula to swipe off the drip from the lip of the bowl.  Before starting, place a bowl of chocolate chips near the plate(s) you will use to serve the pancakes because you will put the chocolate chips on top of the cooked pancakes so they will soften. Continue reading