Spiced Eggnog Spritz Griddle Cakes

Sunday Breakfast
Sunday Breakfast

 

 

 

 

 

 

“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

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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.

Hot
Hot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

fresh from the griddle
fresh from the griddle

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

  1. 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).
  2. 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).
  3. Stop whipping when soft peaks form. To test, scoop up some whipped cream with the whip attachment.
fresh whipped!
fresh whipped!

 

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