Yesterday I posted about my failed attempt to make Heather’s Christmas Cakes. I didn’t have some of the ingredients on hand, so I improvised, which resulted in gooey, inedible pancakes. So that afternoon, in the name of pancakes, I went to the grocery store for some eggs. Armed with the proper ingredients, I went to sleep looking forward to my lazy Pancake Sunday morning.
Then I woke up. Remember how I like to be productive in the morning? Well, instead of being lazy and lounging, I decided to do a little light weight lifting at home. Then, since I am really bad at stretching, I made myself do a little yoga (and by a little I mean about 15 min). Then I showered. By the time I finally got to the kitchen to start my pancakes, it was already 10! When my best friend called at this inopportune time, I snapped at her (SORRY!), which I am blaming on my low blood sugar. I was seriously contemplating scrapping the pancakes and just eating something fast, but it was now or never for the cakes.
Oh. My. God. I am SO glad that I took the time to make these! On Christmas morning at my parents we always eat a big breakfast and now I know what I am going to be eating! I also know that I will get glares and probably several not-so-nice comments about my “weird” food from the peanut gallery that is my family (love you, guys!), but that’ll just leave more for me. Not only are these the best cakes I’ve had in a long times, but look how festive they are!
I ate them lightly coated doused in cinnamon and maple syrup with a side of some butternut squash. You can’t see it, but I added fresh cranberries to the batter before blending in the bullet, hoping for some specks of red, but I guess I over-mixed. So, I put some Stonewall Kitchen cranberry relish on top, and savored every single bite along with some magic elixir.