Thursday, December 22, 2011
I can’t think of a beverage that signifies the holidays more than eggnog. It’s definitely one of Joe’s favorite things about the holiday season. As soon as eggnog starts appearing in the refrigerated dairy case at the grocery store, you can bet that there are at least two different kinds in our fridge. (Side note: This year we’re enjoying the heck out of this sugar cookie eggnog. Eggnog is typically too rich for me to drink from a glass, but I can definitely pound this version. If you see it at your grocery store, get it!)
In an attempt to get on Joe’s “nice list” (there are a few things I really want for Christmas this year!), I decided to make him some eggnog pancakes. And let me tell you, these pancakes got me on my own nice list. I want to buy myself lots of pretty things to reward myself for making them. They’re that good.
They’re soft and pillowy in texture on the inside, but they’re just shy of crisp on the outside, which is exactly the way I like my pancakes. The recipe contains no sugar, but the eggnog provides plenty of that sweet, custardy flavor. These pancakes really are perfection, and would be amazing for breakfast on Christmas Day!
adapted from Allrecipes
2 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Dash of ground nutmeg
2 cups eggnog
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1. In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. In another bowl, beat eggs, eggnog and butter; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
2. Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a lightly greased hot griddle. Turn when bubbles form on top; cook until second side is golden brown.