It's Pancake Day, also known as Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras, which is just a fancy way of saying Fat Tuesday. What could be more fattening than pancakes, especially those filled with chocolate and clotted cream?
I have a block of Willie's Venezuelan Black 100% cocoa which has been lurking in the cupboard for some time now. I say lurking, because I've been feeling rather shame faced about my uncertainty as to what to do with it. However, on the train home this evening I had a bright idea - pancakes! Grating some of Willie's cocoa into and on top of the pancakes would add a twist to the traditional lemon and sugar. When I got home, CT reminded me that we had some clotted cream in the fridge - ooohhh.
So, CT made the pancakes and I grated on some cocoa, sprinkled on a wee bit of Demerara sugar and a squeeze of lemon then spooned on a healthy dollop of organic Cornish Clotted Cream. Rolled them up, grated on a bit more cocoa and then wolfed them down.
This was a heavenly match of bitter black and creamy white. I hadn't had Willie's cocoa before and boy was it powerful. It says 100% on the packet and I believe it. A little goes a very long way, which is just as well as this is a gourmet product with a price to match.