Saturday, January 19, 2013

It's a Marshmallow World in the Winter

Who would've thought North Carolina would get some actual snow? Well we did, and it was enough to delay school. After a photogenic walk in the winter wonderland, I decided to make pancakes to cheer my brother, who was put out at the lack of school cancellation. 

And they weren't just any pancakes. There was something special about them. Something distinctly seasonal, something winter. They were eggnog pancakes. Yes, when I saw that they were still selling Silk (soy milk) eggnog at Harris teeter, I had to snatch it. It is my way of prolonging the all-too-brief holidays.

Eggnog Pancakes
adapted from the Betty Crocker Cookbook
  • 2 egg whites
  • 3/4 cup eggnog (or soy substitute)
  • 1 scant tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

1) Stir together wet ingredients. 

2) Mound the dry ingredients on top, mixing in the baking powder as best you can before incorporating into the wet.

3) Mix until most of the lumps disappear, being careful not to overbeat.

4) Cook on a hot skillet until dry around the edges and small bubbles appear in the center. Flip and continue cooking until browned. 

5) Serve with whipped cream, if you're feeling decadent.


While they were cooking, Marcus took the opportunity to make some honey candy. Very simple, very sweet. Just pour honey onto a patch of clean snow and allow to harden slightly before scraping it out with your fingers. It's painful after a while as your fingers slowly become frozen, but that's probably a good thing: it'll keep you from eating the whole jar.

1 comment:

  1. My mother taught me a similar recipe for Snow Pie. We would gather up clean fresh snow in a pie plate, then we would top it with maple syrup we had let boil a few minutes so that it would harden slightly when hitting the cold surface of the snow. Delish!