Merry Christmas, darlings! Ever since I was little my family has always shared the same Christmas morning tradition and today I am excited to share it with you.
First, I just wanted to say that I believe traditions are an important part of the holidays. They are a powerful way to bring the family together to connect and make lasting memories. Our holiday is all that more special thanks to our yearly yuletide traditions.
When I was younger I could never sleep a wink on Christmas eve. I would always wake up in the middle of the night crazed with impatient excitement waiting for my mom to come into my room to tell me it was ok to come upstairs by the tree.
As I have gotten older, I prefer to sleep in just a little longer, but one thing has remained the same… I love to be comfortable (yet cute for those Christmas morning jammy photos).
My family has always held the tradition of opening up one present on Christmas eve after we watch a holiday movie and read stories from the Bible. This present is usually, you guessed it, new jammies.
This year, I wanted something cute and cozy that I could wear year-round, so I opted for these super comfortable Aerie classic joggers, lace bralette, satin tank, knit scarf, duster sweater and soft socks. I feel super relaxed and snug as a bug.
After opening presents, we love to enjoy a nice cup of hot coca. This year, I made salted caramel hot chocolate topped with whipped cream and crushed candy canes.
After relaxing, drinking and playing with (or assembling) our new fun toys, it’s time for brunch! Every year we like to make ebelskivers! They might not be the most healthy of fares, but they are incredibly delicious and so worth the 364 day wait.
So, on that note, I thought I would share with you how to make these yummy donut-hole-like breakfast pancake treats.
2 C. flour
2 C. buttermilk
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. soda
2 tsp. sugar
Mix ingredients together in a bowl. Meanwhile, heat up your ebelskivers pancake pan over medium heat. Put a small drop of vegetable oil or butter in each well of the pan. Once warm, add approximately 2 Tbsp. of ebelskiver batter and cook until the sides are golden brown and you start to see bubbles form on top, then carefully flip them (I like to use my wooden ebelskiver turning sticks).
Once cooked, roll each pancake around in a bowl of powdered sugar then place on a plate. I like to do this while they are still warm but have found that if you leave them in the powdered sugar too long the sugar hardens, so remove after they are covered.
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Ebelskivers are amazingly versatile – they can be served center stage or on the side. The classic sugar-dusted version, as I have made here, are reminiscent of New Orleans-style beignets… but you can make them as fancy and elaborate or simple as you like. Try them with your favorite fruit, chocolate or jelly in the center or serve them with some strawberries and cream a-la strawberry shortcake style. You get the idea.
Anyway, Merry Christmas you guys. I hope you enjoy this ebelskivers recipe while lounging in your most cozy Aerie-wear like I have – it’s seriously treat.
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