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.
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! :)
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup milk
1/2 stick margarine
1 cup flour
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tbsp. sugar
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!
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.