Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A Little Breakfast Treat

I never make pancakes. James is pretty much a bacon and egg man. Besides, I have a little pancake anxiety. I find it hard to wait for the bubbles to break. I worry about the pan temperature. I hate to think about the flipping.
But, the dutch baby is a different thing altogether.
I make up a quick batter in the blender -- three eggs, a scant 1/2 cup of flour, 1/4 cup of sugar, a pinch of salt. 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract and 3/4 cup of milk. Then I melt two TBs of butter in the oven (preheated to 425ยบ) in a cast iron frying pan. When the butter is melted I pour in the batter and return the pan to the oven for 20 minutes. When the pancake comes out puffy and golden I dot the top with butter and sprinkle it with cinnamon sugar and a squeeze of lemon juice. Bring your breakfast treat to the table as fast as you can. The pancake deflates quickly -- It's still delicious but not quite as beautiful.

1 comment:

  1. This one looks yummy....I'm always looking for new and different recipes...with 3 teenage boys, they like to eat!