Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Puffy Pancakes

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.


Bonnie said...

I love these, but would you believe my littles didn't?
I used just powdered sugar, and now that I'm thinking about it, I'm going to go whip one up for lunch- thanks for the thought!
WHERE did you find a recorded farmer boy?

Kimberly said...

Bonnie--Hope you enjoyed your lunch! Our library has the whole LHOTP series on CD. It is read b y Cherry Jones for Harper Audio. There is a tag on my copy that says Audio Adventures. I looked them up, but it wouldn't work for us. I'd love my own copy of the series. It's REALLY good! Cherry does an amazing job. It is one of the best audio books I've heard!!!

Tracey McBride said...

Hi Kimberly! I love your blog. These pancakes look amazing! Thanks for sharing.

Rob Russo said...

I love breakfast, too. ESPECIALLY pancakes. I never thought about doing this and will definitely but it on the list to try.

Speaking of the fall, I'm thinking pumpkin pancakes with pecans...


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