Monday, July 5, 2010
Well, it's finally here, the first food recipe from the Mixing Bowl! Yay!!! This was the one I wanted to make and post on Sunday, but I just wasn't up for cooking. It's called a German Pancake and is one of my absolute favorites for Sunday breakfast...although we had it tonight for dinner - LOL!!! I actually enjoy doing breakfast for dinner some nights, just as I enjoy eating cold leftovers from dinner some mornings for breakfast ;-) I know, I know, some people may think that's disgusting, but I say to each their own! I've been known a time or two to reheat a leftover hotdog (a Quaker Creek made one, please!), throw it on a bun, squirt on some French's spicy mustard, and have that for breakfast, along with some baked beans. My philosophy is to just go with what you want and to heck with what anyone else thinks!!! Plus, 5 mornings a week it's just me and my son, so it's not like anyone but us sees what I'm eating anyway, so it's just our little secret (until now - LOL!!!), and he's too young to tell anyone anyway ;-)
OK, now back to my recipe. It's a German Pancake which I first had while visiting my husband's cousin a number of years back. She was so kind as to share the recipe with me. Tonight's meal also consisted of breakfast sausage made by the Quaker Creek Store in Goshen, NY. This is an amazing place where they make their own sausages, various hot dogs (I'm addicted to their jalapeno/cheddar one!), different cold cuts, pierogies, kielbasa, plus many other yummy delicasies. I can't say enough great things about them, that's for sure!!! The meal was then rounded out by some gorgeous, sweet blueberries bought at a local farm stand. Plus, I'm happy to say the majority of the meal was from the tri-state area: NY, NJ, and PA. I love buying foods that are grown/produced as locally as possible. Organic eggs from PA; sausage, organic milk & REAL maple syrup from NY; and the blueberries from NJ. And for those who don't know where I live, I'm in an area of NY where I can make it into NJ in about 10 minutes and to PA in about 30 minutes, so they really are pretty local to me, that's for sure! OK, enough of my chatter, now onto the recipe!!!
German Pancake - 4 servings
4 eggs (large or extra large - I definitely go with extra large if I have them on hand)
2/3 c flour
1 tsp salt (just regular table salt - not kosher or sea salt)
2/3 c milk (I prefer whole milk - but you can user a lesser fat one)
3 Tbsp butter (divided into 9 teaspoon-sized pieces)
Powdered sugar and REAL maple syrup for serving (Sorry, but you won't see that maple-flavored sugary stuff in my house if I can help it!!! Only the real stuff for me, please!!!)
Butter a heavy 10" oven-proof skillet. Preheat over to 450 degrees F. Beat the eggs with a whisk to blend. Slowly add flour and beat well. Stir in salt and milk. Pour batter into the prepared skillet and drop the butter by teaspoonfuls into the batter, spreading evenly. Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes. Then reduce the heat to 350 degrees F and bake another 10 minutes. Remove from oven and sift powdered sugar over the top. Serve with heated maple syrup.
If you take the time to try this recipe, I certainly hope you enjoy it. Please leave me your feedback if you do make it, I'd love to hear what you think! I also took some pictures of tonight's meal. I definitely need to learn how to "dress" my food for photos better! Live & learn!!!
That's it from the Mixing Bowl today. I'll see you again soon and will post my Dessert Recipe of the Week in the coming days. Peace, love, and happiness to each and every one of you!