Thursday, May 6, 2010

German Pancakes

Hello, Fellow Foodies! Do you ever crave a special dish or dessert at a favorite restaurant, but can't always satisfy it without breaking the bank or gaining an extra 20 pounds? We all do! My weakness was the German pancake at the Original Pancake House. It's a puffy, souffle-like pancake baked in the oven. It's served overflowing on a platter, sprinkled with powdered sugar, and accompanied by butter and lemon wedges. Oh, my mouth is watering as I type this! It's a massive, impressive, breakfast masterpiece that measures 14-16 inches in diameter. But at about $10 for just this pancake plus another $3 for a cup of coffee, it wasn't something I could enjoy frequently...until now.

I've tested this recipe a couple of times now, and am satisfied that it's just like the one at the pancake house. Now I can make about 4 of these for my hungry crowd without the $40 check!

I can't believe how simple, inexpensive, and fun it is to make.

I hope you try it, and maybe you could serve this to MOM on Mother's Day! And of course, I'm linking with Michael Lee @ Designs by Gollum for Foodie Friday.


Till next time,




German Pancake


Ingredients
  • 1/4 C butter
  • 1 C all-purpose flour
  • 1 C milk
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/8 t salt
  • Powdered sugar
  • Lemon wedges

Directions
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Melt butter into a cast iron skillet (I divided the batter between a large 12 inch and a small 8 inch) or a large casserole dish ( swirl the butter evenly in the dish).
  • Blend flour, milk eggs, and salt in a blender just until evenly blended. Do not whip too long.
  • Pour into prepared skillets or baking dish.
  • Bake in center of rack for about 16-18 minutes, until golden brown and fluffy. Do not overcook, or it will be a bit dry.
  • Sprinkle generously with powdered sugar and serve with lemon wedges to be squeezed on top.

8 comments:

Heidi said...

Hi Lorna,
We make these all the time,they are our favorite breakfast. I usually double the recipe and make it in a large pyrex baking pan (like the kind for lasagna!) Then I just cut pieces. We serve it with berries, yum, so delicious!! I think I will request this for Sunday...
BTW - you are one of the winners of my giveaway for a Traditional Home magazine subscription. Congratulations!! Please email me with your address and I'll get it started for you right away.
XO
Heidi - Heart and Home

Martha said...

This is a favorite of ours at Linderhof as well! It's also fun to make them in the small cast iron skillets for individual pancakes!

But for the two of us, the big skillet, one pancake and we're in pancake heaven!

We like it with a squeeze of lemon juice and a sprinkle of powdered sugar.

Melodie said...

Yum! I've never made these! Would you be interested in linking this up at my Vegetarian Foodie Fridays linky? It would be a wonderful addition.
Melodie @ Breastfeeding Moms Unite!

Erica said...

These look great....I"ve never had one before but I will now. Thanks for posting.

Happy Foodie friday!!!!

Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen said...

Hello there once again,

What a fabulous recipe! I'll have to try these at our bed and breakfast!

Thanks ever so much once again for taking part last week with my blog tea parties!

This week is my 53rd blog post whereas each blog post is numbered! Wow!~ Where did the time go?

I hope you can join me once again to celebrate my 3oth Tuesday Tea For Two blog tea party!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

Betsy said...

I have never made these although I have always wanted too. I will now, yours look delicious.
Glad I found your blog.
Betsy

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

YUM! That looks so good. I'll be trying this recipe. Thanks for sharing it Lorna. laurie

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