It’s that time again! Monday means, it’s time for. What are we craving this week?
Our theme this week is Christmas Dinners and Holiday Food Traditions. More on that in a minute.
Have you made any recipes for Christmas Dinners and/or Holiday Food Traditions and want to link up with us? Go ahead and link it up down below in the linky, just please make sure you’re following our theme – we delete them if they don’t. Also, please make sure you read thefirst. This will ensure you have it all right.
Now, onto my yummy recipe and the story behind it.
When I saw the theme for Christmas Dinners, I panicked a little, since I don’t actually make Christmas dinner at our house – we go over the river and through the woods (yes literally) to my mom’s house each year for Christmas. And our Christmas Eve is not like anyone elses I’m sure. We usually create an odd hodge podge of foods and advertisers and we don’t usually do the same thing twice. So what in the world was I going to post?
Then I realized that it also said Holiday Food Traditions. And that opens up a whole new area, because we do Holiday Food Traditions, no problem. Christmas morning every year, we make a huge breakfast with our favorite egg, sausage and cheese casserole, hash brown casserole and these delicious Gingerbread Pancakes.
Now, I can’t really remember where I got this recipe, but we’ve tweaked it and modified it over the years, so its really ours by now. I hope your family will enjoy it as much as ours does.
- 1 1/2 c. flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. ground ginger
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
- 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 1 c. milk
In a large bowl, whisk the flour, the baking powder, the baking soda and the salt. Add the ginger, the cinnamon, the cloves and the nutmeg. In another mixing bowl, beat the egg with the vanilla and the molasses until it is all smooth. Whisk in the milk until it is completely incorporated with the molasses mixture. Slowly stir the molasses mixture into the flour and spice mixture. Stir just until combined, there will be some lumps.
Heat your griddle over med-high heat. Brush your griddle with some butter. Add about 1/4 cup of batter to the griddle for each pancake. Lower the heat just a bit to about medium. Cook until bubbles appear on the surface of the pancakes and they begin to brown just a bit around the edges, this is about 2 minutes, and then flip them over and cook them on the other side for around 2 minutes more. Watch them closely as they do burn more easily than regular pancakes.
When you finish them, if you need to keep them warm a little longer, preheat your oven to about 250 degrees and set them on a pan and keep them toasty in there until you’re finished making the rest.
These are amazing with just syrup, but we often top them with powdered sugar and whipped cream, we us fruit toppings, your possibilities really are endless. So good!!
Participate in upcoming linky parties:
- 1/2/2012 Week # 62 Let’s Get Healthy… Healthy Meals & Snacks
- 1/9/2012 Week # 63 COMFORT FOOD: Soups & Casseroles
- 1/16/2012 Week # 64 CHEESE LOVER DAY… YUMMY Cheese recipes
- 1/23/2012 Week # 65 Homemade Pies
- 1/30/2012 Week # 66 Recipe from Your Favorite COOKBOOK
- 2/6/2012 Week # 67 Nutella DAY (Peanut Butter, Almond Butter & More)
This is a BLOG Party hosted by MOMS CRAZY COOKING and co-hosted by the blogs listed in the top paragraph.
If you are a regular link-up we’re excited to see what you made this week. If you are new please read and follow the, so that everyone can enjoy the linky party!
If you forget to follow the theme, your post will be deleted. Please don’t feel hurt, just come back and link up a recipe that follows the theme. Thanks a million, we look forward to blogging with you! The LINKY PARTY is opened ALL Week!
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This post linked to: Melt in your Mouth Monday, Motivate Me Monday, Made by You Monday, , Tuesday Talent Show, Tasty Tuesdays, What I Whipped Up Wednesday, Look What I Made Wednesday, Will See It Wednesday,