Saturday, December 14, 2013

12 Days of Christmas: Day 1 - German Pancakes

Today, we are going to Leavenworth - a small Bavarian town about 3 hours east of our home. We've been there quite a few times, but only once for their nightly (on the weekends) tree lighting. This year will be Elijah's first time at the tree lighting, and some close friends of ours are the new pastors at one of the local churches there, so we'll get to see them as well. We are looking forward to the trip...well, not the drive so much, but definitely seeing friends and watching Elijah experience the whole town lighting up. It would be a bonus if there was a bit of snow as well.

So, to start this 12 Days of Christmas series, I thought I would give you a recipe for German pancakes. They would be the prefect breakfast for Christmas morning.
My high school/college boyfriend and I used to make these all the time. They taste kind of like a cross between French toast and scrambled eggs.

  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. butter, melted
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Blend the eggs, flour, milk and salt in a blender until smooth (remember to put the lid on it - she said from experience)
  3. Pour the melted butter into a baking dish, and add the batter.
  4. Cook, uncovered for 20-25 minutes.
We usually eat these with powdered sugar and pancake syrup, but they would be equally good with fresh fruit or jam.

On a side note, these are also often called Dutch Babies. Once, we decided to make them and my boyfriend's parents' oven wasn't working for some reason, so we went to my parents house. We got the batter into the oven and then kind of forgot about it. All of a sudden, he jumped up and ran to the kitchen. My step-sister and her friend/boyfriend (don't remember which) looked at me confused and I said, "Oh, we have something in the oven..." (slight confusion and shock) "I mean, we have a Dutch baby in the oven" (obviously not any better) "Ugh, nevermind...we're making breakfast."

Funny, I haven't thought about that in years...

Happy First Day of Christmas! Did anyone get a partridge in a pear tree?

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