Phew! What a day! I didn't work today. Instead, I did hours and hours of Christmas shopping at a ginormous mall. I didn't have many gifts to buy, but I'm indecisive.
I had no idea what I was going to get my mother. I found two gifts for her that I'm really proud of. I thought I would find her a random and colorful kitchen gadget, but the gifts I found are more thoughtful.
Some years I have bought my parents books that I wanted to read myself or newly released DVDs, pretty impersonal. This could be my best gift giving year yet. Finding a good gift can be stressful!
I ate these pancakes for breakfast this week. I found a basic pancake recipe on allrecipes, and added eggnog instead of milk.
I have used another pancake recipe in the past, but this one is better. The pancakes were so fluffy.
The ingredients are 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 tablespoon white sugar, 1 1/4 cups eggnog, 1 egg, and 3 tablespoons melted butter.
I added the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar into a big bowl. I whisked these ingredients together.
In another bowl, I added the melted butter, egg, and eggnog. I whisked these ingredients together.
I poured the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
I whisked just until there were no lumps.
I had a hot, greased skillet ready for action. I poured in some pancake batter.
I like to use two skillets to speed the process up.
Once bubbles started to form near the center of the pancake, I flipped it and let it cook for another few minutes.
I ate my pancakes with a sprinkling of powdered sugar. I debated making a glaze with eggnog and powdered sugar, but I felt empowered to make the "healthier" choice.
The texture of these pancakes was terrific. They were light and airy. I was concerned they would be dense because the batter was thick.
This recipe could be my go-to pancake recipe from here on out. I was really pleased with the results.
My eggnog version had a serious flaw. The eggnog flavor was very subtle. It was almost indiscernible. It is funny the flavor was so slight because the pancakes had a distinct and delightful eggnog smell.