Breakfast is a big deal in our house. We eat it every day. I cook it almost every day. Cereal is a rare treat; if you can call Multi-Grain Cheerio's a treat, which my kids do especially since we have found the joy of honey drizzled directly on the Cheerios. Most mornings I cook a hot breakfast for the kids (Hubby is weird, he likes his Cheerios...go figure) and since I found this new/old cookbook "The Breakfast Book" by Marion Cunningham
, (Thanks Lara!) mornings around here are even better! On Sunday I opened the cookbook to page 125 - Baked German Pancake. I have never been to Germany and have never eaten a "REAL" baked German pancake so I have NO IDEA if this is anywhere close to what you would get in Germany, but what I do know is that my kids DEVOURED this pancake 'in just 1 minute' (that is what Girl said anyway). The kids were savages and ask for a second and then a third. These are super easy to make - I ended up making THREE of these bad boys AND they ask for them for breakfast again today - typically my kids complain if they have the same thing for breakfast two days in a row (true story). Boy 2 made the statement "I'm going to ask for this for my next birthday, in 350 something days!" You know it has to be good if he is already planning almost a year out! The recipe:
3 eggs, room temperature
½ cup milk
½ cup all-purpose flour
½ tsp salt
2 TBL butter – melted
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter on 12-inch skillet (with ovenproof handles).
Break eggs into a mixing bowl and beat until thoroughly mixed. Add the milk and blend well.
Slowly sift the flour and salt into the egg/milk mixture while whisking to blend. Add melted butter and mix briskly- batter should be smooth.
Pour batter into pan:
Bake for 22 minutes
I just LOVE the way it puffs up!
Now the recipe says to drizzle with lemon juice and sprinkle with powdered sugar. We sprinkled with powdered sugar, but left the lemon juice off. Instead we used warm maple syrup and melted honey butter! YUMMY!