A lot of people are cooking at home now more than ever and that can mean trying new recipes.  I'm fortunate that the love of my life once owned a restaurant and was a phenomenal cook even before that.  She has some signature dishes that I request over and over, but she still will present new to me dishes at random.

Yesterday morning when my lazy ass should have been up remodeling the basement, I was delivered breakfast in bed.  Presented to me was German Pancakes, or some version of them at least.  The idea was to make German Apple Pancakes but we were short on apples so she made them with mixed berries instead.

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To make one large pancake, Penny used a cast iron skillet.  She can't have gluten so she substituted it with gluten free Red Mill flour

The pancake ingredients are:

3 large eggs

1 cup whole milk

3/4 cup all-purpose or gluten free 1 to 1 flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

3 tablespoons butter

For the topping:

If you want apples, use two tart baking apples, peeled and sliced

3 to 4 tablespoons of butter

Confectioners' sugar

2 tablespoons sugar


Heat the cast iron skillet to 425 in the oven.  In a blender, combine the eggs, milk, flour, salt, and nutmeg.  Process this until smooth.

Add butter to the skillet and place back in the over until the butter bubbles, then pour your batter into the skillet.  Bake that uncovered for 20 minutes or until the pancake puffs up and the edges get brown and crisp.

For you topping, in a skillet, combine the apples or whichever fruit you use, butter, and sugar and heat until the fruit is tender.  Spoon it into the pancake, sprinkle it with your confectioners' or powdered sugar, and serve slices right away.

That's it for a delicious old school take on a pancake.  What new to you recipes have you been making?

German Pancake- Photo Credit: Joe Danger
German Pancake- Photo Credit: Joe Danger

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