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!
Hello beautiful!
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!
5/15/2011 11:58:35 pm

I love this pancake, my mom used to make it but she called it Dutch Baby---which is kindof creepy if you think about it :) I will try this out this weekend!

5/15/2011 11:59:48 pm

ok - aside from feeling like garbage for never making a hot breakfast on a school day - aside from a toaster waffle - this looks delicious and I'm going to try it this weekend!! :)

5/16/2011 12:01:58 am

Ginny - the book actually says if you make small ones they called them Dutch Babies!

5/16/2011 12:59:55 am

Haven't seen any of those since we have been here in Germany. But in our house we have always called those Dutch babies served with lemon juice and powdered sugar or syrup if you want more of a pancake taste.

5/16/2011 01:02:15 am

looks yummy and easy!

5/16/2011 03:30:56 am

Love girl's hair in these photos!

5/16/2011 04:25:57 am

That is my same recipe. I love it! However, I make it super lazy by just throwing everything in a blender (or using an immersion blender) - no sifting involved. I will sometimes double the recipe and just throw it in a 9x13 pan (I put the butter in the pan and put it in the oven while the oven preheats) for a little bit longer cooking time. That would make it a little easier to feed your crew.

5/16/2011 09:05:00 am

The last picture says it all...nothing left on the plate, I'm going to have to try these. Oh by the way, I love that you are doing recipes again! I'm about to send you the most incredible "Asparagus and Parmesan Tart" recipe, we loved it!!


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