All right, this is me making up for missing the boat on the Practical Magic party! (I know I mentioned some other ideas than what’s here but they are still being mulled over. They may show up at some point or I might save them for next year’s party. J)
Magickal Lemon Pancakes
This is my absolute favorite pancake recipe, from Joy of Cooking.
Prepare and preheat your griddle
Whisk together in a large bowl:
1 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
Whisk together in another bowl:
3/4 cup sour cream
1/3 cup milk
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
3 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
1 large egg
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
Pour the wet ingredients over the dry and gently whisk them together, mixing until just combined. Fold in: finely grated zest of 2 lemons
The batter will be thick and bubbly similar to cake batter. Spoon 1/4 cup batter onto the griddle for each pancake nudging the batter into rounds (or cacti!) Cook until the top is speckled with bubbles and some have popped, then turn and cook until underside is lightly browned. Serve immediately or keep warm in a 200 oven.
Magickal Lemon Syrup
Rather than sending people away as the syrup was intended to do in the movie, this tasty citrus syrup encourages friendship. The lemon brings friends closer together, the butter banishes hostility and sugar for a little extra sweetness between you!
1 c. sugar
2 Tbsp corn starch
1-1/2 c. hot water
1/2 c. lemon juice
1/4 c. butter, softened
Zest of one lemon
In a small pan over medium heat, combine sugar, cornstarch, hot water, and lemon juice. Bring to a gentle boil. Add butter and lemon rind, stirring until dissolved.