Thursday, July 16, 2009
During free periods at school I devoured the books, and once the movies began to play I eagerly lined up with my Harry Potter-loving girlfriends.
Once I met my husband I tried to persuade him to give the movies a go, to no avail.
Five years later I finally convinced him to come along and watch The Half-blood Prince. Knowing that he would most likely drag his feet and mumble about 'being bored' I thought I would perk him up with some pancakes, and what better than boozy pancakes to try and make someone more open minded.
Unfortunately I have not converted him; seeing bits and pieces of other Potter films he had been looking forward to some big duels and fight scenes (and dragons), this particular installment however, is lacking in that area so hubby was underwhelmed. Oh well.
prep time: 5mins.
cooking time: 15mins for 16 small pancakes.
taste: 3/5. The pancakes themselves were a little dry, despite me adding an additional 1/4cup of milk. The brandy was very faint and the nutmeg softly spiced them. To up the flavour I added 1tbs of brandy to the whipped cream and grated a generous amount of nutmeg on top which definitely punched up the eggnog flavour. I would add the brandy and nutmeg to a tried and true regular pancake recipe rather than this one. The maple syrup also works wonderfully with the boozy, heady flavours.
would I make it again: No - not this particular pancake recipe.
recipe: Eggnog pancakes - from Super Food Ideas - December 2005, Page 78