Last year, this tradition started and today it begins again. I go to Brad and Oriana’s humble home and we make these pancakes and pair it with a television show marathon or a movie. Last year, I came over almost everyday and watched all of Game of Thrones. Today will be a bad movie day.
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup eggnog
2 tablespoons butter or margarine if you are cheap like me
1 egg, lightly beaten
In a bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Make a well in the center, and pour in the eggnog, butter, and egg. Mix until dry ingredients are evenly moist.
Pour 1/4 cup batter onto the hot griddle for each pancake. Cook pancakes until bubbly on top. Flip with a spatula, and continue cooking until lightly browned on bottom.
Honey Almond Cake
This recipe was given to us by Kandy, from the Main Street Honey Shoppe. I feel like I shouldn’t give the exact recipe away. For anyone who wants to try Kandy’s exact cake, please go to the Main Street Honey Shoppe! You can also find a simple recipe here and a more complex one here.
Kandy and her cake. So beautiful compared to ours D:
Here are our general steps and the product making it at home!
We beat our eggs, vanilla and almond extract together.
Selma proceeded to cream the butter and then blend in the dry ingredients together.
This is the type of honey we used – a New Zealand Beech Forest Honeydew Honey.
I sliced up the almonds.
I made the glaze, which is mostly honey, brown sugar and a few other liquids. It got a bit cloudy so don’t overcook the glaze like I did! It still worked out fine in the end if you do.
This is what the cake looks like naked.
And then we dressed it! It was so good. It’s surprisingly not as sweet as it looks. The almonds make it more hearty and the dough is light and almost flaky. It smells more like fresh, sweet pancakes than cake.
Thank you so much Kandy for this wonderful recipe! Selma gave most of her pieces to her family and she says she will probably make this again. For anyone who doesn’t know Selma very well, she makes lots and lots of cakes for her friends and family.
Also, just a shout out to the Main Street Honey Shoppe, they are so nice, helpful and welcoming. We will be definitely back in the New Year to try their baked goods and buy more honey.
We ate our dessert first and then Selma and I went to the Flying Pig for dinner! More on that later.