(Today’s guest post is from Jeri Walker-Bickett at JeriWB.com. Take it away, Jeri!)
No doubt about it, German pancakes are a fun food item. I first encountered this tasty treat when I waited tables years ago at Elmer’s Restaurant (a small family chain based in the northwest). The cooks would call out when the pancake was almost ready to be yanked from the oven. The fixings then had to be thrown on quickly so it could be rushed out while still slightly puffy.
I am no cook, though I do love dining out. This German pancake recipe is one of the few simple meals I can claim to make. That’s what happens when a girl marries a guy who really knows his way around the kitchen. The first blog post of Mike’s that I read was on making an Umami Burger. I figured I would return the favor by sharing one of my favorite foods with him and Phoenix. (Here’s to hoping Phoenix will get a slice of bacon out of this.)
Over the years, I’ve tested a few recipes. The German pancake recipe featured here today is largely based on one that appeared in Sunset magazine back in 2005. I’ve adjusted it a tad to cut back on the amount of butter. Take note, this is not a low-calorie meal!
3 large eggs
¾ cup milk
½ teaspoon vanilla
½ cut all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
Lemon wedges and powdered sugar to taste
Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Place a 10-inch ovenproof frying pan (preferably cast iron) in so it can get warm.
*At 15 minutes, the pancake was already quite dark in my home oven. Also, if a more eggy texture is preferred, simply cut down on the amount of flour just a bit.
This type of dish goes great with a tall glass of milk and a couple slices of thick bacon. As for the one pictured here, I ate the entire thing for dinner one night. I made sure to save a slice of bacon for my rescue dog, Zoey. Here’s to good food, good friends, and good puppies.
Have you ever tried a German pancake?
Jeri Walker-Bickett (@JeriWB) writes short stories, creative nonfiction, and psychological suspense. The rough mining town she grew up in—with its mix of bars, churches, and whorehouses—populates her literary landscape. Food, travel, and photography also inspire her creativity. She lives in Idaho with her wonderful husband and their demanding pets. You can connect with her at JeriWB.com where she pursues good writing in all its forms. Please explore her titles via Amazon. She also works as a freelance editor.
Thank you for your wonderfully delicious guest post recipe, Jeri! We can’t wait to make it…and most of all eat it. Bring on the bacon!