Saturday, January 7, 2012

Oh Lord...Here comes another pound!

 I was looking for an easy recipe for brunch Grandson could help with and remembered the German Pancake on Enola's blog.   I helped Grandson with the instructions and he did most of the work.  Only took a few minutes to put together and 20 minutes to bake.  After it finished baking we sprinkled powdered sugar and cinnamon over it and served with maple syrup. It tasted like french toast!

My cast iron skillet was about 10 inches so I added 6 eggs instead of 4.  That was the only change I made.  Grandson wants to do another with pictures so you may get step by step instructions from the six year old grandson at a later date.   Thanks to Enola for a quick and easy recipe that tastes like you spent hours on!

German Pancake
(8 inch skillet)                                                                     (16 inch skillet)
1/4 C butter                                                                          3/4 C butter
1 C milk                                                                               3 C milk
4 eggs                                                                                 12 eggs
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract                                                               1.5 tsp. vanilla extract
1 C flour                                                                            3 C flour
2 T sugar                                                                            6 T sugar

Place butter in your cast iron skillet, place skillet in a 425° oven (or 350° (a hot oven) if using your wood cookstove) for 2 minutes or until butter melts and pan is very hot.  Combine milk, eggs and vanilla in bowl.  Beat until combines.  Stir in flour and sugar.  Beat with egg beater (or mixer) until smooth.  Pour the batter into your hot pan.  Bake for 18 - 20 minutes or until puffed and brown on top.  Serve with berries or butter and syrup. Sprinkle with confectioners sugar.

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