Dessert for breakfast – Christmas edition!
When I got home, I decided to make my gingerbread in pancake form. I grabbed Brer Rabbit from the pantry, opened up the bottle, and took a big whiff.
Ohmygoodness, it smells bad. I knew that molasses was necessary, but how could something that smells like that ever taste right? I tried to get David to smell it too, but I think I presented it to him wrong. I asked him, “Hey, want to smell the worst thing ever?” This didn’t even pique his curiosity — he said no.
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/4 cups milk
1/4 cup molasses
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
Stir together flour, baking powder, soda, salt, ginger and cinnamon in a small bowl and set aside.
Beat together egg and milk in large bowl.
Stir in molasses, then oil.
Add flour mixture and stir just until combined.
Pour batter onto preheated griddle, 1/4 cup per pancake.
Cook on first side until puffed, full of bubbles and dry looking around edges.
Flip and cook second side until browned.
Full disclosure: I photographed these pancakes with a light powdering of powdered sugar because it would look so nice and snow-like. I liked them better with a drizzle of honey. I loved them even more with a thin layer of Cookie Butter.
Merry Christmas to you all!