Saturday, January 12, 2008
These are simple, delicious and can be quite elegantly presented. Cowboys love them too! (My cowboy husband said they were "like a German pancake," whatever that means.) One batch will make 4 servings, although they are so tasty you might decide you want two. I got this recipe from a friend in Colorado; it's a great and impressive recipe to serve to guests. It also makes a special family breakfast.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Place 2-1/2 Tablespoons butter in 9-inch glass pie pan and melt in oven. When butter is melted, use a pastry brush to cover the bottom and sides of the pan with butter. This will help greatly when trying to remove the pancake.
In blender or food processor, combine:
1-1/4 cup milk
3/4 cup flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
Process until smooth.
Remove pie pan from oven and increase temperature to 425 degrees. Pour batter into pie pan and return to oven. Bake 20 minutes.
Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees and bake 8 to 10 minutes longer.
Invert on serving platter. (This part is sometimes a bit tricky, to be honest. You may need a knife to loosen the edges, place the serving platter upside down on top of the pancake and invert, then use your knife to loosen any stuck parts of the bottom as you are hovering the hot pie pan over the serving platter with oven mitts because it rarely just comes right out. It's possible you may need to assistance of another person until you get the hang of it. That's what I did. But now I can do it all by myself! usually...)
Sprinkle with powdered sugar, cut into four or more wedges and serve with fresh berries and warm maple syrup on the side. Of course a true cowboy will ask for whipped cream, so you should be sure to have some of that handy as well.
Enjoy this delectable breakfast!