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Ring It On: Champagne Pancakes

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So I’m sure you followed my advice and went out to get gads of cheap and delicious champagne for your NYE celebrating. Or you just got any old cheap champagne and still have plenty around for the pending partying. Either way, chances are you’ll get into 2010 with more than a few open bottles of bubbly lying around. Well, never fear: if there’s anything as good as drinking champagne on New Year’s, it’s making champagne pancakes on New Year’s Day.

We actually like this tradition so much that we started purposefully leaving open bottles in the fridge so we’d have the makings in the morning. Then, at some point, we realized we could just buy an extra bottle and leave it at home. Brilliance comes slowly sometimes… In any case, here you’ll find the miraculous little recipe that’ll use up your leftover booze and satisfy your stomach:

Champagne Pancakes
• 2 cups flour
• 1 tablespoon baking powder
• pinch of salt
• spoonful of sugar
• 2 eggs
• 1 to 2 cups of champagne

Mix together the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs into the champagne. Stir the liquid mixture into the dry mixture, mixing just enough to moisten the flour. Don’t worry about lumps, but feel free to add more champagne if the batter’s too thick. Heat your pan (use butter or oil if it’s not nonstick), pour your desired pancake size, and let it cook for about four minutes on each side. Butter up and enjoy!

It goes without saying that champagne pancakes taste even better with mimosas. Y’know. If you’ve got even more bubbly left over.