Archive | December, 2010

Eggnog Pancakes, Om Nom Nom

One of my favorite things about the winter holiday seasons is the return of eggnog. I love the stuff, and I’m always really sad when it goes. I have this really bad habit of buying more of the stuff than I can drink, though, and am always at a loss for what else to do with it. So, this morning I made eggnog pancakes! Here is the recipe.

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

1 cup eggnog
1/2 cup milk
2 Tbsp clarified butter
1 egg, lightly beaten

Directions

1. Heat skillet or griddle on medium heat.
2. Mix all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the center,
3. Pour wet ingredients into the well, and mix well. If batter is too thick for your liking, add a little more milk.
4. Proceed to cook like normal pancakes. Eat and enjoy!

As for the clarified butter: if you don’t clarify it a little, the pancakes are more likely to burn before they’re done cooking in the middle. I clarified half a stick and wound up with more clarified butter than I needed, but I’m too lazy to do the math. At any rate, to clarify the butter, melt it slowly in the smallest sauce pan you have. Let it sit for a moment to separate. Skim the foam off the top and dispose of it. Carefully pour/measure the melted butter, without getting the stuff settled on the bottom, and voilà, you have clarified butter!

Oh Look, It’s December!

Unsurprisingly, I didn’t make it through NaBloPoMo. What can I say, I’m not one for “forced” writing, it’s the same reason I fail NaNoWriMo every year. Oh well. It was a good 12 day run with a long break after.

So what have I been up to? Not much. Trying to cram lots of vacation days into a small amount of space. Playing lots of World Of Warcraft. Watching Netflix and knitting. Same old, same old. My Thanksgiving was quiet due to having to take the dog to the vet instead of going to visit people, and I expect Christmas to be pretty quiet as well. I’ve zero desire to fly until TSA stops with the ridiculous level of security theatre going on these days, so I won’t be going to Los Angeles (sorry friends, I’ll miss you!).

All in all, it looks like it’ll be an uneventful end of the year for me. What do you guys have planned for the holidays?