Thursday, December 17, 2009

One of my Passions Revealed

To all of my friends in cyber land. I am about to reveal one of my passions that I have this time of year. I have many of them, but this passion makes my mouth water and my taste buds dance. It is sweet and tasty. And people either love it or they hate it. It is something that I remember having every Christmas season since I was a small child. It is EGGNOG! I’ve been pretty good at avoiding it as I pass by the dairy section of the grocery store. But today I caved in and bought me some. Ok, to be honest, I bought a couple of cartons.

Now, I didn’t pour me a full glass and sit by the fire and enjoy a moment of heaven. Even though that sounds so nice. I made dinner and dessert with it. Oh, and it was good. Really, really good. My kids gobbled up every bite, and asked for seconds, and thirds, and fourths………ok, they just took seconds. But they liked it a lot. Dinner was Eggnog Pancakes! Have you ever heard of such a thing? Neither had I. But I made some and they were a sure hit. For some reason, eggnog pancakes and maple syrup go really well together. Here is the recipe for my Eggnog Pancakes. You should give them a try.

EGGNOG PANCAKES

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 egg

1 1/2 cups eggnog

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 cup cooking oil

1 pinch salt

1/2 t. rum extract

1/2 t. nutmeg

Preheat a skillet over medium heat. Mix all of the ingredients until combined. Melt a little bit of butter in the pan. Pour the batter by spoonfuls into the hot pan, forming 5-inch circles. When the edges appear to harden, flip the pancakes over. They should be golden brown on both sides. Makes 8-10 pancakes. Enjoy!

For dessert I baked an Old Fashioned Eggnog Bundt Cake. It was very moist, delicious, and rich. I got this recipe from Tina over at Mommy’s Kitchen, who by the way, has an amazing site. But you’ve heard me say that before. She truly is the blogger of all things yummy. Here is a link to her site, so you can get the recipe. It was easy to make and took only a few ingredients. And, I got to use a bundt pan that I bought about 10 years ago that I have never used.

Here are the few ingredients. (Notice the big, beautiful, brown eggs. They came from my Rhode Island Red chicken. She just started laying about a month ago.)

I mixed them together.....
......and here is my first Bundt Cake.
An Eggnog Bundt Cake! And it was more delicious than I could ever describe. I will definitely be making this cake again. Especially now that I've conquered my fear of baking in a bundt pan. I hope you give this cake a try and enjoy it as much as I did.

8 comments:

Mommy's Kitchen said...

I was just on the hunt for a eggnog pancake recipe. You saved the day and they look yummy. Great job on the budnt cake. I have been using my pan for about 10 years it never fails me on anything sticking. Great Job on getting that fear right out of the way.

Sara said...

I am a sucker for Eggnog but I have never been a fan of eggnog in anything but a cup and me slurping it down. but I may just have to try the pancakes when I am not pregnant and can handle the consistency of them!

Emmy said...

Mmmm I love egg nog! I definitely will have to try these.

What you shouldn't try, is a splash of egg nogs in scrambled eggs. I thought it would be so good it just tasted really really weird. Had to make a new batch of eggs for my kids.

Rob and Jill said...

I think I'm going to have to try that.
BTW I sent pictures of your Christmas Tree cake and package wedding cake to Sunday Sweets at Cakewrecks.com. (hope you don't mind:) Let's cross our fingers.

MrsLavendula said...

wow eggnog pancakes! how interesting!

Sweet and Savory said...

How clever to make these.

kiss my spatula said...

wow! eggnog pancakes - how brilliant!!

cakes to vijayawada said...

Thank you for posting nice recipe. I really appreciate. I will try this weekend.