Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Gingerbread Pancakes!

These are a great way to get into the Christmas spirit! I know that ginger is sometimes a bit "spicy" for kids, but when they are covered in yummy maple syrup the balance is wonderful.

The basic pancake batter recipe comes from The Joy of Cooking.  From the number of recipes I have tried over the last few years this is the one I always come back to for a no-fail fluffy, light and tastey pancake. 

I serve these with just plain maple syrup (we smuggled some bottles back from Canada in the fall) and crispy bacon.  The sweetness of the syrup combined with the saltyness of the bacon perfectly compliments the ginger and cinnamon in the pancakes.  Of course, you could add  more ginger if you wanted...totally up to you!



Pancake batter (from Joy of Cooking)
*makes about 15 medium sized pancakes

1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
3 Tbsp white sugar
1 3/4 tsp baking powder
2 eggs
3 Tbsp melted butter
1 1/4 cup milk

*1 tsp ground ginger
*1 tsp cinnamon

In a small bowl mix all dry ingredients together.
In a large mixing bowl whisk together eggs and milk, slowly mix in dry ingredients.
Mix in melted butter

Melt a little bit of butter in skillet and pour small amounts of batter into skillet....and you know the rest!

Enjoy xo

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