Tuesday, July 8, 2014

German Pancakes

It's remarkable to me that this is my son's most requested dish.  If we're having a slow weekend morning, he'll ask for German pancakes.  If I ask him what we should have for dinner, most of the time he'll say German pancakes.  In fact, the last time I made German pancakes for him, he stated that it was his favorite food--even better than pizza, which is saying something.  I could maybe understand his love for them if he was drenching them in syrup, but he almost always asks for powdered sugar and lemon juice.  He's such the sophisticate.

Not that there's anything complicated or really unusual about German pancakes.  I think my surprise might stem from the fact that I never ate them myself until I was an adult, and I never made them for my son until a little over a year ago.  But apparently it was love at first bite for him, which I will not complain about.  The more foods my kids are willing to try and then (hopefully) learn to love, the better.  In general, I feel like my kids are good and varied eaters, but if German pancakes become my son's gateway food to, say, an omelet... well, that would make me one happy mom.

German Pancakes
(from Smitten Kitchen)
Printable Recipe
Makes 2 9-inch pancakes

4 eggs
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup flour
2/3 cup milk

1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees and grease two 9-inch cake pans well.  Put eggs in a blender, cover, and press the "stir" button until light yellow in color.  Push "mix" button, remove cover, and add remaining ingredients; process until smooth.
2) Pour batter equally into pans and bake for 20 minutes.  Reduce heat to 350 degrees and then bake 10 minutes, or until edges are golden brown and pancake is fluffy.  Serve with maple syrup or powdered sugar and lemon juice.  Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Ha! I love it! My girls ask for these every time I ask for their input as well...breakfast, lunch or dinner :) thanks for all the recipes, anytime I get in a food rut, i just check here and leave inspired :)



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