Today is the day that I'm turning on the Christmas music and I'm going to decorate the tree. I need to come up with my game plan to bake cookies (who doesn't love cookies as a gift? Raises hand. Then the other.) I have some ambitious ideas for other edible gifts. But, I'm not saying what they are. Just in case I run out of steam. If I don't accomplish my goals, well gift cards are a wonderful solution. But, first, I need a hearty breakfast so that I don't eat the cookies, I'm about to bake.
The batter is thick, and the pancakes will puff up pretty high. I carefully watched the griddle, so that it was about medium hot, and let these cook until I see bubbles forming. The batter is thick, so it took a good 2 minutes, before flipping them.
In the meantime, I like to preheat my plates in a warm oven.
...another minute should do it.
Only Pure Maple Syrup can do justice to pancakes. I firmly believe that. And butter, too.
While I'm being honest, pancakes aren't health food. They're pure carbs. That's why the men in my life love them. That's why I make them. On occasion.
Food porn. Just sayin'.
The moment of truth...
VERDICT: Texture-wise, these delivered as I had hoped. They were fluffy, light and these babies soaked up the syrup like nobody's business. Flavor-wise-- you can clearly taste all the notes of eggnog. Vanilla-custard, slight background of nutmeg and a bit sweet. The truth is, my husband didn't like them. He still doesn't like eggnog. My son ate them, but remains undecided if he likes eggnog. Me? I'm the one who doesn't love pancakes as much as they do. I loved them. Every single bite. It took me back to that Christmas Eve, when my family sipped my homemade eggnog and went back for more.
So, if eggnog is your thing for the holidays... give these a try. Otherwise, substitute buttermilk for the eggnog, and these will do the trick for breakfast. A printable recipe card is at the bottom of this post.
I'm turning off the laptop, because I have some Christmas chores to do. Fa-la-la-la-la La-la-la-la!