Sunday, September 25, 2011

German Pancake Breakfast

Since we are not morning people (repeat NOT morning people) we hardly ever wake up extra early to make breakfast. Which is kiiind of unfortunate since we both love breakfast foods. (i'm not talkin' cereal here, i'm talkin' bacon, eggs, english muffins, pancakes, waffles, sausage kind of breakfast food) But making a nice big breakfast hardly ever happens because we always sleep in until the last minute and then run out the door with a banana squished into a purse or pocket. Unless it's a weekend morning and we have nowhere to be on time and wake up responsibly before 11 am. (and sometimes even that rarely happens since our weekends are usually busy with weddings, teaching, grocery shopping, errands, etc.)
BUT. This Saturday, we woke up early enough to make a delicious breakfast and eat it by 11am. (so i guess it was technically brunch) Karl had the idea to make this german pancake recipe and it turned out so delicious! (why go out for breakfast when you can make one at home that is soooo much more tasty?)

To make a German Pancake, you will need:
::1 cup milk
::4 eggs
::1 cup flour
::1 tsp. vanilla
::2 tbs. butter

::oven proof skillet

~preheat oven to 400F. put the butter in the skillet and place in the oven to melt.
~ in a blender, pour in the milk and let it run on low speed for about 1 minute. the more froth and bubbles you get, the more puffy your pancake will be.
~add the eggs one at a time and blend until smooth
~while the blender is still running, add the flour and vanilla
~take the skillet out of the oven and pour the mixture from the blender into the hot skillet
~bake in oven for 20-25 minutes
serve immediately

for the strawberry sauce:

::5-10 strawberries
::1/4 cup sugar
:: 1 tsp. vanilla
:: 1 tsp. cornstarch dissolved in a bit of water
combine all ingredients and heat in a saucepan over low heat until thickened and juicy.

this stuff is actually better than nutella. and it has less sugar. and it comes in a glass jar, not plastic. oh, and did i mention its like $2 cheaper?

a peek through into the oven!

it's ready!


What are some of your favorite breakfast foods?

1 comment:

  1. Yum! I've never had a German pancake but it looks fantastic! We had chocolate chip pancakes this weekend as a special treat.