Flipping Tradition - The Story of Eggnog Pancakes

December 27, 2023

 

 

As winter whispers its arrival, the aroma of festive spices fills kitchens around the world, signaling the season of comfort and joy. Among the delightful creations born from this magical time are Eggnog Pancakes. Join us as we uncover  of this seasonal twist on a breakfast classic, and learn how to bring the spirit of the holidays to your breakfast table.

 

Eggnog, a rich and indulgent drink, has been a part of holiday traditions for centuries. Its origins can be traced back to medieval Britain, where a concoction of milk and ale was a popular festive beverage. Over time, this evolved into the creamy blend of eggs, milk, sugar, and spirits we now know as eggnog. Traditionally enjoyed during the winter holidays, eggnog has become a symbol of festive merriment.

 

The fusion of eggnog with pancakes is a delightful evolution of culinary creativity. Pancakes, a breakfast staple enjoyed around the world, provide a perfect canvas for the rich and spiced flavors of eggnog. The marriage of these two classics transforms a simple morning ritual into a festive celebration of flavors.

 

Ingredients:

 

- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

- 2 tablespoons sugar

- 2 teaspoons baking powder

- ½ teaspoon baking soda

- ¼ teaspoon salt

- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

- 1 cup eggnog

- 2 large eggs

- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

- Maple syrup and whipped cream for serving

 

Here is how you can make it:

 

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg.
  2. In another bowl, whisk together eggnog, eggs, and melted butter.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, stirring until just combined. The batter may be slightly lumpy.
  4. Heat a griddle or non-stick skillet over medium heat and lightly grease with butter or cooking spray.
  5. Pour 1/4 cup portions of batter onto the griddle for each pancake. Cook until bubbles form on the surface, then flip and cook until golden brown on the other side.
  6. Serve the pancakes warm with a drizzle of maple syrup and a dollop of whipped cream.



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