12 Recipes of Christmas, No 5

23 Dec

Breakfast. It’s the often overlooked little brother of Christmas dinner. Most people will fry up some eggs and bacon in the fog of their early morning hangover, but not you. For you breakfast is more than a meal. It’s a way of life. You love breakfast. And breakfast loves you. You look forward to celebrating National French Toast Day (Nov. 28), Blueberry Pancake Day (Jan 28), Sticky Bun Day (Feb. 21), Donut Day (June 1) and don’t forget National Waffle Day (Aug. 24th). It’s a year full of scrumptious holidays and Christmas is when all those ingredients come together for a gangbang of breakfasty indulgence. For those breakfast lovers out there, this recipe is for you…

5. Gingerettes

3 cups gingersnap crumbs (45 cookies)
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup milk
3 beaten egg yolks
1/4 cup butter, melted
3 stiffly beaten egg whites
Wanilla ice cream
Sliced peaches, sweetened

Combine crumbs, baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt. Mix milk, yolks and butter; stir into crumbs. Fold in whites (Do not overmix.) Bake in preheated waffle baker. Top with ice cream and peaches. Makes 8 servings

(From BH&G Fondue and Tabletop Cookbook, 1970)

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