Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Tuesday's Recipe: German Pancakes
This is my fourth daughter's favorite meal. I remember my mom making these for my siblings and I as a special treat. I admit that I don't make them very often, because with my large family (10 kids and one on the way), I have to quadruple the recipe! If I had two ovens, it wouldn't take that long, but until I do have my dream of double ovens fulfilled, I'm afraid I'll continue to make these only for special occasions. (But they really are YUMMY!!!)
1 cube butter
1 cup flour
1 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
dash of salt
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Cut the cube of butter into four equal parts, and put one pat of butter in each of the pie pans. Four pans will be used in all. (Of course, you can do one or two pans at a time, if you don't have four pans.)
Once the oven is preheated, place the pie pans in the oven, and WATCH the butter until it melts. (If it stays in the oven too long, the butter will burn!) When the butter is melted, remove the pans from the oven and set them aside.
In a blender, combine the other 5 ingredients until well blended. Carefully pour 1/4 th of the pancake mixture into each pie pan.
Immediately place the pie pans in the oven, and cook for 15 to 20 minutes. The sides of the pancakes will puff up in a curve, above the sides of the pie pan.
Serve with powdered sugar and lemon juice, cinnamon and sugar, fruit preserves and syrups, or maple syrup. Enjoy!