“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!”
― Dr. Seuss
This morning I was inspired by the snow glistening on the rooftops, the Christmas decorations all aglow, and the quart of eggnog calling me from the depths of the refrigerator! I served them with turkey bacon, cheesy scrambled eggs and fresh, squeezed from the container orange juice!
Happy Sunday ~ v
Eggnog Spritz Griddle Cakes
- 1 1/2 c flour
- 1 T baking powder
- 1 T brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 c eggnog
- soda water or sparkling water (up to 1 cup)
- pinch of ginger
- pinch of nutmeg
In a small bowl, whisk the eggs and eggnog, set aside; in a medium bowl whisk flour, baking powder, sugar, ginger and nutmeg. Pour egg mixture and while constantly whisking, pour in enough sparkling soda to create a batter (I used about 1/2 c).
Heat griddle, spray with non-stick spray; ladle about a 1/4 c batter onto hot griddle, cook until bubbles cover the surface, about 1 minute.
Carefully flip with spatula or a flick of the wrist… ok, a spatula would be a better idea. Continue cooking until griddle cake springs back in the middle when gently touched.
These were sweet enough to eat without syrup, but a nice way to dress them up would be to add a bowl of fresh spiced whipped cream and berries for your health!
Fresh Whipped Cream
1 pint cold heavy whipping cream
1 vanilla bean or 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 T eggnog
2 T confectioner’s sugar
- If using vanilla bean, split lengthwise and scrape seeds out with the back of a knife. (You can save the pod and submerge it in a container of granulated sugar to make vanilla sugar for other recipes).
- Pour all ingredients into a chilled mixing bowl, and whip on high speed for about a minute and a half (start whipping on low speed first, then increase the speed to prevent splashing the cream).
- Stop whipping when soft peaks form. To test, scoop up some whipped cream with the whip attachment.