Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Last week the boys wanted Stacked Pancakes. We've been listening to Farmer Boy in the van. This week I surprised them with a Puffy Pancake. It's actually called a German Pancake and it is gooood. The recipe is from Susan Branch's Heart of the Home, a truly delightful cookbook.
It took just a few minutes to mix up the four eggs, add the 2/3 cup of flour, the 1 tsp salt and the 2/3 cup of milk. I poured the batter into an oven safe buttered skillet and dotted the top with bits of butter (about 2 tablespoons worth) scattered around. I did this while the oven was heating up to 450 degrees. I baked it for 15 minutes then reduced the temperature to 350 degrees and let it cook for another 10 minutes.
While it baked, I sliced up some fresh bananas and some peaches I canned last summer. Fresh peaches would probably be even yummier, but I don't have any. Really, any fruit you like would work. When it was done baking I spread on the fruit and sprinkled powdered sugar on top. You may also add syrup, but it's up to you. It's so pretty and summery and delightful! Pair it with a pot of tea and savor every bit. I'm picturing this in the fall with baked apple slices and cinnamon.
I love breakfast.