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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

German Pancakes


I would guess most people have eaten German pancakes, whether they be called "puffy pancakes," "dutch babies," "surprise pancakes" or "oven pancakes." The recipe is SUPER easy and almost the same everywhere. The toppings vary, though. My mom sprinkles sugar AND syrup on them. I remember my friend, Whitney, tops hers with cinnamon and sugar before baking. Fruit is a popular topping as well. Personally, we like ours with cinnamon and sugar, AND syrup (not totally soaked though).

German Pancakes

Ingredients:
6 eggs
1 cup milk
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt

Directions:
Preheat oven to 425ยบ. Melt 3–6 (I always use as little as possible) tablespoons of butter (not oil spreads, make sure you use REAL butter) in a 9x13 pan in the oven as it preheats.
Mix all ingredients together well (although, I've found that a few lump don't hurt!). Pour pancake batter into pan with melted butter. Bake for 20–25 minutes until golden brown and puffy. Don't peek in the oven for at least 20 minutes or it won't puff!

*I usually half or 2/3 this recipe when I'm making it for just us two. Use a 9x9" pan or a pie pan and cook for less time, 15–20 minutes.

Hope you enjoy!

1 comments:

smilinggreenmom said...

Oh WOW! I have never seen anything like this before :) I would love to try these since our kids adore pancakes. Our favorite wheat to use is Kamut since it is so healthy and I will want to use this for the flour. It will probably end up as an experiment though since our son has egg allergies and I use egg replacer. Not sure it will work with the large amount that this calls for but I must try!! Thanks for sharing :) I would love for you to stop by my blog sometime smilinggreenmom.com for all the latest fun stuff on green and healthy living!! :D