Gingerbread Pancake Recipe

Gingerbread Pancake Recipe

Our Favorite Gingerbread Pancake Recipe

Gingerbread Pancake Recipe
Gingerbread pancakes with lemon sauce from the Palmer House Inn, located in Falmouth, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA.

This Gingerbread pancake recipe is one of our favorites at the Inn. It easy to prepare and an excellent choice if you are serving a large group at home.

Serves 4 to 6.

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 Tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 Tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 Tsp salt
  • 1 Tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 Cup sugar
  • 3 Eggs, separated
  • 1/2 Cup molasses
  • 1 1/2 Cups non-fat buttermilk
  • 8 Tbs (1 stick) melted butter

Directions

In a large bowl, sift together the flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, salt, baking soda, baking powder and sugar. In a medium bowl, whisk together egg yolks, molasses, buttermilk and butter. Pour into dry ingredients; stir until just combined. In a medium bowl, beat egg whites until stiff but not dry. Fold egg whites into batter. Use 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake.

Drop onto hot griddle until light brown on each side. Serve with lemon sauce (Lemon Sauce Recipe).

Gingerbread Pancake Recipe Notes:

Prepare the lemon sauce a day or two ahead of time to give yourself extra time in the morning. Keep the sauce refrigerated until you are ready to use it. Then warm the sauce in a pan and serve with the pancakes hot.

A Sumptuous Start to Your Day on Cape Cod

Enjoy the dining experience at this Cape Cod Bed and Breakfast.

At The Palmer House Inn our two to four course Cape Cod Gourmet breakfasts are always an event. Sit in the sun filled breakfast room, enjoy the aroma of fresh brewed coffee filling the room and have a delightful meal. We use the finest ingredients and local Cape Cod grown and produced foods. Meals frequently consist of a fruit starter, followed by a sweet or savory main dish.

The Inn’s organic herb garden, we affectionately refer to as The Humble Innkeeper’s Garden, is one of the secluded nooks where you can spend time relaxing. Many of the garnishes for the breakfasts are picked each day from this garden to ensure top quality ingredients are used.

 


Cape Cod's Stowe Room, A
Harriet Beecher Stowe room
Cape Cod's Emily Dickinson Room Five
Cape Cod’s Emily Dickinson Room Five

While all of our guest rooms have their own charm suitable for relaxation after the most wonderful day exploring the workshops of our Cape Cod craftsmen, we recommend the Harriet Beecher Stowe room, the Theodore Roosevelt room or the Emily Dickinson room. These rooms feature comfortable king beds, fireplaces, jacuzzi-style tubs and a relaxing stay before and after your day.

O’Connell’s Irish Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

Pat O'Connell's Irish Oatmeal Cookies

Pat O’Connell’s Irish Oatmeal Cookies

Pat O'Connell's Irish Oatmeal Cookies
Pat O’Connell’s Irish Oatmeal Cookies

Because these cookies are in such high demand we serve them almost exclusively during the summer months. When we first took over the Palmer House Inn, many years ago, our goal was to please our guest’s every sense. Soft luxuriously scented sheets, elegant music, lovely furnishings, delicious breakfasts & afternoon refreshments. As a result of that goal at 2:30 pm I start to bake the oatmeal cookies, so that as the guests arrive from 3:00 to 6:00, the inn is filled with the aroma of freshly baked cookies. When I place them out on the snack table, I delight when I hear, “Oh they are still warm.”

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup shortening
  • 1/2 Cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 Cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 Cups sifted enriched flour
  • 1 Tsp. baking soda
  • 1 Tsp. baking powder
  • 1 Tsp. salt
  • 1 Tsp. of cinnamon
  • 1 Tsp. of nutmeg
  • 3 Cups McCann’s quick-cooking rolled Irish oats
  • 1/2 Cup raisins

Directions:

Cream together, shortening, brown sugar, and eggs until fluffy. Stir in buttermilk. Sift together dry ingredients; stir into creamed mixture. Stir in rolled oats and raisins. Drop from Tbs. 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheet.

Bake at 400 degrees for 7 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly and remove from pan.

Notes:

I sometimes like to add 1/2 Cup of dried cranberries to give the cookies a touch of Cape Cod flavor.


Cape Cod's Stowe Room, A
Harriet Beecher Stowe room
Cape Cod's Emily Dickinson Room Five
Cape Cod’s Emily Dickinson Room Five

While all of our guest rooms have their own charm suitable for relaxation after the most wonderful day exploring the workshops of our Cape Cod craftsmen, we recommend the Harriet Beecher Stowe room, the Theodore Roosevelt room or the Emily Dickinson room. These rooms feature comfortable king beds, fireplaces, jacuzzi-style tubs and a relaxing stay before and after your day.

Colleen’s Ginger Scones Recipe

Candied ginger for Candied Ginger Scones Recipe.
Candied ginger for Candied Ginger Scones Recipe.
Candied ginger for Candied Ginger Scones Recipe.

This recipe came to us from our cook, Colleen. The scones are light, not too sweet and delicious.

Makes 12 scones.

Pre-heat oven to 500 degrees

Ginger Scones Recipe Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of flour
  • 2 Tablespoons of baking powder
  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 stick of room temperature butter
  • 3/4 cups of candied ginger, cut into 1/4 inch chips.
  • 2 eggs beaten (Reserve some of the egg for an egg wash.)
  • 1 cup of milk

Directions:

Combine dry ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and set aside.

Combine wet ingredients in a small bowl then add to the dry ingredient. Knead the mixture on a floured surface, 25 – 30 strokes. Dough may be sticky, fold in more flour if needed. Roll out to 1 inch thickness and cut with a 1 1/2 inch round cutter. Place scones on a greased cookie sheet. Brush with the reserved egg wash.

Sprinkle with  sugar in the raw (optional)

Turn the 500 degree oven down to 425 degrees. Put the scones into the oven and bake for 10 – 13 minutes or until tops are golden brown.

Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack.

Serve warm with butter and/or jam. I enjoy them with a hot cup of tea.


Cape Cod's Stowe Room, A
Harriet Beecher Stowe room
Cape Cod's Roosevelt Room, B
Cape Cod’s Roosevelt Room, B

While all of our rooms have their own individual charm suitable for relaxation after the most wonderful day of adventures, we recommend the Harriet Beecher Stowe room, the Theodore Roosevelt room or the Emily Dickinson room. These rooms feature comfortable king beds, fireplaces, jacuzzi-style tubs and a relaxing stay before and after your day.