Tuesday, February 17, 2009

German Pancake

SP is descended from the Pandl's that own a family restaurant in Whitefish Bay Wisconsin. My mother in law shares many stories about helping out in the kitchen with her mother, Grandma Helen. Among the things they are famous for is the German Pancake that I was fortunate enough to eat when Grandma Helen made them for me back in the 1990's. Now I can not claim that this is the same recipe from the restaurant, but it is the recipe that Grandma Helen made for me and then wrote out for my safe keeping. Depending on what you serve the German pancake with, it can be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Ingredients (to make one pancake)
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup milk
4 eggs
pinch of salt
1 Tablespoon butter
1 Tablespoon oil

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  2. Mix the first four ingredients into a smooth batter
  3. Melt butter in pan. Now there are specific German pancake pans. You can use small omelet pans or small cast iron pans.
  4. Pour batter into pan and fry until golden brown, checking with spatula to be sure it doesn't stick.
  5. Turn with spatula, completely over.
  6. Make about 4 criss-cross cuts on surface with spatula.
  7. Put in over and back for about 12 minutes. Pancake begins to rise after about 7 to 8 minutes.
  8. When done, remove from pan immediately. Choose what you want to serve it with: butter, maple syrup, powdered sugar, jelly, sweetened cottage cheese, bacon - anything YOU want that suits the meal!

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