Tuesday, May 26

German Pancake

I know this is late, but this is one of the dishes I made for my mom for mothers day. It was the first time I made it, so I was worried that it wouldn't rise and crisp like it should. But guess what? It worked perfectly. It was so easy, I swear. The oven does all the work. All you have to do is mix up the batter and it comes out thin, puffed, bubbly and crisp at the edges. Here is a short history on the German pancake if you're interested. Most people fill it with apple slices on top with powdered sugar. I squeezed lemon juice, then pear preserves, then powdered sugar. Amazing. Any topping would work though so feel free to be creative. Enjoy!

German Pancake
Recipe via Real Simple
3 eggs
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup milk (I used skim)
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (optional)
Fruit jam or jelly (any flavor will work, I used pear preserves)
Powdered sugar

1 Heat oven to 400 degrees F. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs to combine. Add the flour and whisk until smooth. Add milk, salt, and vanilla and mix through.
2 Add butter to a large cast-iron pan and place in middle rack in the oven until the butter has melted. Remove pan from the oven and immediately pour batter into the hot skillet. Return the pan into the oven and bake until puffed and golden, about 15 minutes.
3 Drizzle lemon juice over the pancake, spread the jam/jelly evenly and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

7 comments:

Karyn - (French Charming) said...

Yummy...I want to dive in that picture and take a bite! I'm hopelessly inept in the kitchen; thank goodness my man does all the cooking. You have quite the lovely blog and your graphic designs are fantastic!!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your comment, I'm off now to go through more of your blog.

Hugs,
Karyn

Kristin said...

Zoe,

Oh, look how your pretty blog is coming! You came across my mind many times this morning and I thought you know what I am going to email her after work. I miss you too!!! Call me. We need to do lunch or something.

Oh I am loving your images on your blog! You are doing great girly!

Talk soon.

Hugs to you-kristin

Erin said...

This looks like "Dutch Baby" pancakes, which my mom would make when I was a kid. The first time I told my husband about Dutch Baby he thought I was nuts... maybe telling him about "german pancakes" would go over better :)

Mrs. L said...

I love these pancakes. I made one a few weeks ago that tasted great but stuck like crazy to the pan. Your's looks great.

pinkstripes said...

This looks delicious. Thanks for sharing!

Kristen said...

Thanks for checking out my blog! I'll have to try this German pancake version and see what it's like (you can never have too many pancake recipes)

Sophie said...

MMMMM...this looks so aprt & delicious! great pancake twist!