When I was little, Halloween was my favourite holiday. I still love it, even just for the costumes. We had quite a festive Halloween weekend this year, which I enjoyed profusely. From start to finish, we celebrated for the entire weekend. On Friday my housemates and I went on a really cute trip, complete with hayrides, to a farm that has a huge (and difficult) cornmaze. It was at night, so obviously ten times more fun. Afterwards there was a bonfire, marshmallow roasting and hot apple crumble, which was all needed at this point as we nearly froze that night. On the Saturday we spent hours preparing our costumes: we were four counting sheep and Little Bo Peep. How cute is that? The best part was that I got to wear my costume twice! Once to the party on Saturday, and again on Sunday as three of us participated in Trick-or-Eat. Rather than asking for candy at people's doors, we asked for food donations. But oh, how wonderful it was to go trick-or-treating again, I felt so young! And of course, some people gave us candy as well as the food.. hehe. And if that didn't make me feel like a kid, we also watched The Nightmare Before Christmas and Disney's A Halloween Treat. Yep, I'm a 7-year-old and I love it.
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
pinch of ground cloves
1 cup milk
6 tablespoons canned pumpkin puree
2 tablespoons melted butter
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, ground ginger, salt, nutmeg, and a pinch of ground cloves.
In a separate bowl, stir together milk, pumpkin puree, melted butter, and egg; fold mixture into dry ingredients.
Melt some butter in a skillet over medium heat; pour in 1/4 cup batter for each pancake. Cook pancakes about 3 minutes per side; serve with butter and syrup.