Tuesday, May 29, 2012
I had not made German Pancakes for years, but then one day I was looking through my cookbooks trying to find something to make for dinner and I found a recipe for German Pancakes. As I remember I didn't make the pancakes for dinner, but I made them the next morning for breakfast. My kids LOVED them. My six year old especially loves them, and asks for them about once a week now.
If you are wondering what German Pancakes are; they are made from an egg based batter, poured into a 9x13 pan and baked in the oven. They come out fluffy, puffy and golden brown.
I also have a recipe for maple syrup. I bought some pure maple syrup from Costco one time, but my kids wouldn't eat it and my husband did not like it either. So I just make this fake maple syrup. It is very easy to make, my kids like it, and it doesn't have High Fructose Corn Syrup in it like all the syrups you buy at the store. It does have lots of sugar though.
Here is the recipe. I have changed the recipe a bit, from the one I found, but I got the original recipe from a cook book by Nancy Kimmerle.
3 Tbsp Butter
1 cup milk
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup sugar
Preheat oven to 400. Put butter in a 9x13 pan, while the oven is heating up put the pan in the oven to melt the butter. Put the rest of the ingredients in a blender and blend well. Scrape the sides of the blender with a rubber spatula and then blend again for 2 min. Pour the batter into the 9x13 pan and bake for 25 min or until golden brown on top and sides. Serve with syrup.
Fake Maple Syrup
3 cups sugar
2 cups water
1 1/2 tsp mapleine (This is imitation maple flavoring)
1/2 tsp butter flavoring (You can find this and the mapleine by the extracts at a grocery store.)
Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and bring just to a boil over med heat. Remove from heat and then use on pancakes. This makes a lot of syrup, so I put it in a store bought syrup bottle and store it in the fridge.