Thursday, August 2, 2012

Carlia's Favorite Recipes: German Pancakes

the kitchen is not my favorite place to be, but now that B is coming home, i have to put more effort into our meals. i'm hoping that by sharing some of my favorite recipes with all of you, it will help inspire and motivate me in the kitchen and, hopefully, help me to get over my aversion to that room. :)

so, the first recipe in this new series is one of my all-time favorites. i love having breakfast for dinner from time to time and this one is perfect for that! i can also say that this is actually one of my own recipes...well, my own version of a well-known recipe, at least.

german pancakes

if you've never had german pancakes, you're in for a treat. they taste a lot like french toast, but are even easier to make! also, this can be fun for the kids, because when there's about 5 minutes left, you can look through the oven window and watch it grow! :)

6 eggs
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup milk
1/2 stick margarine
1 cup flour
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tbsp. sugar

preheat oven to 435 degrees. melt butter in 9x13 cake pan, while oven is preheating. whisk eggs in large bowl until thick and lemon colored. add remaining ingredients, except cinnamon. mix well. pour into cake pan, then sprinkle cinnamon on top. bake for 15 minutes or until middle is solid and sponge-like. serve with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

tips: i also sprinkle some sugar on top, which gives it a thin crispy layer on top. i've also tried this with skim milk, low fat margarine and splenda, instead of sugar, for a healthier version and it turned out great. we also ate it with sugar free syrup and it was delicious. we really couldn't tell a difference.


Fiona aka DRMama said...

These look so good!! I have been needing some new recipes. I am going to make these this weekend. I know my husband will love them!

Bridget said...

mmmmmmmm I want this right now.

Tiffany said...

Definitely going to have to try these!

Cate said...

Kyler was asking what I would have for my last meal...because our conversation are always important like that ;) And amongst a few things german pancakes were on the top of my list! LOVE them!

We have a super yummy (as in 20,000 calories yummy)
white maple syrup recipe if you want me to email it to you?

JustHeather said...

Yum! These look just like something my mom used to make! Thanks for sharing.

Elizabeth :: Bébé Suisse said...

Yum! I'm bookmarking this.

Maria said...

yum! i have only had german pancakes once before but they were amazing!! thanks for sharing the recipe. i am so scary in the's about time i learn a thing or two. ;)
hope you're doing well, carlia!

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