Saturday, January 10, 2009

Apple German Pancakes

This is a recipe I stole from Delectable Edibles. It's basic German Pancakes, but the optional addition of the apples, brown sugar, and cinnamon was extra, super yummy and quite pretty. Definitely a keeper! Plus, the kids love to watch this bake up in the oven... the more eggs you use, the puffier it gets.

1/4 c butter
4-6 large eggs
1 c flour
1 c milk
1/4 t salt
Lemon juice, maple syrup, powdered sugar, applesauce, etc. for toppings

Preheat oven to 400. Melt butter in 9x13 pan in oven; swirl around so it covers the pan; Beat eggs slightly; beat in flour, milk, and salt just until mixed... do not overbeat. Pour into pan. Bake 20-30 minutes, until puffy and deep golden brown. Serve at once sprinkled with lemon juice and powdered sugar, apple sauce, maple syrup or whatever you like on your pancakes.

VARIATION: Make as instructed above, except sprinkle 2 T brown sugar and 1/4 t cinnamon evenly over melted butter in baking dish. Arrange 1 thinly sliced/chopped peeled baking apple over sugar and pour batter over apple. Bake 30-35 minutes; immediately after baking loosen edges and turn upside on serving plate or serve as is.

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