Sunday, March 26, 2006

German Pancake Posted by Picasa

Cade always requests pancakes for breakfast on the weekends. He can eat atleast six. The rest of us get a little tired of this weekend tradition. So today we made a German Pancake. We could honestly tell Cade we were having pancakes. It is tough keeping everyone happy. I used to make a recipe similar to this one that had sliced apples and brown sugar on the bottom ; but I think I like this simple version even better with a little powdered sugar and maple syrup. This pancake is very puffy when it first comes out of the hot oven and then it slowly shrinks down.

German Pancake

Preparation Time: 35 minutes
Start to Finish Time: 45 minutes
Yield: 4 to 6 servings

· 1 cup all-purpose flour
· 1/2 teaspoon salt
· 4 large eggs
· 1 cup milk
· 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
· Garnish: confectioners’ sugar, maple syrup, or apple butter
Preheat oven to 450┬║. In a medium bowl, sift together flour and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs and milk in a bowl until just combined. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, then stir until just blended.
In a heavy 12-inch skillet, melt butter until hot and frothy. Pour batter into skillet and transfer quickly to oven. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, until golden brown and puffed. Do not open oven during baking. Serve immediately, topped with confectioners’ sugar, maple syrup, or apple butter.

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