Saturday, April 24, 2010

German Pancakes

I absolutly love German pancakes, as a child my grandma would make them for us when we would come over. Both my mother and grandmother were wonderful homemakers, who I learned a lot from- this recipe has such good memories for me- eating German pancakes at Grandma's was an event. Me and my sisters would eagerly watch through the oven window as the pancake would rise and rise, and were always amazed at how big it got. Always such a delicious treat, we regularly have them for special breakfasts. The other night while the kids and Gary were out late, I decided to modify the recipe for a single serving german pancake for my dinner. It turned out wonderfully, so I thought I would share the recipe- for both the idividual size, and the family size.

Garman Pancake- Family size (serves 4)
Preheat oven to 450 F.

1 c. milk
6 eggs
1 c. flour
1/4 t. salt
6 T. butter
In a 9x13 pan ( I have in the past had a glass dish break during this process, so I use a metal pan) melt butter in the oven until hot and sizzling- while it is heating, with a hand beater, blend well milk eggs, flour and salt. When butter is ready, carefully pour batter into hot pan and bake immediately at 450 f. for 25 minutes, or until puffed and browned. Serve immediately with powdered sugar, and syrup, some people like it with lemon juice and butter, I haven't tried that, or fresh applesauce and cinnamon, or even berries with whipped cream. My family loves it with just powdered sugar and butter.

Individual sized german pancake (pictured above):

Same directions but bake in a pie pan, 450 F.

1/3 c. milk
2 eggs
1/3 c. flour
dash of salt
2 T butter

mix like the above recipe,and then bake it in a pie pan, in this case I used a glass pie pan, I new it was sturdy enough to handle the heat, and then addition of cooler batter, you could also use a metal pie pan if you have one. It turned out perfect, and just the right size for a dinner plate, yummy!


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