A few weeks ago I wandered into the kitchen to make breakfast for the short people in my life, as one does, only to discover we were low on groceries. But I gots some skillz you guys. I sniffed around the kitchen for a bit and what, WHAT? I found just enough ingredients to whip up some insanely delicious + easy German pancakes.
When was the last time you had German pancakes? Last night for dinner? I hope so, I really do. These things are ridiculously easy to make and only need a few ingredients, a blender (or child slave labor) and a hot oven. Anyone can make German pancakes and they pop out of the oven bubbly and beautiful and ready to snarf.
That’s totally a word, yo.
German pancakes are a modern day miracle, a product of perfect German engineering and years of discipline.
Here’s what you need to make your own Insanely delicious + easy German pancakes:
- 6 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
And if you want to eat the pancakes with buttermilk syrup:
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine
- 2 tablespoons corn syrup
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- powdered sugar
Whip it up:
- Toss your eggs and milk into a blender (I use my Blendtec, but a child with a whisk and a bowl is totally legal), add flour and salt and blend until you have no chunks. Chunks are gross.
- Pour melted butter into an un-greased 9×13 dish, pour the batter on top, and bake uncovered at 400 degrees F for 15-20 minutes.
- If you’re making buttermilk syrup, now’s the time to get on that business. In a saucepan mix together the sugar, buttermilk, butter, corn syrup and baking soda until it comes to a boil, stirring the whole time. After about 5-7 minutes remove the syrup from heat and add the vanilla.
Top the pancakes with whatever you like. We eat ours with syrup, strawberries and bananas, or preserves. Whatever fits your fancy. Once the pancakes come out of the oven and cool for a few minutes, dust with powdered sugar and drizzle buttermilk syrup on top and serve. OH MY, WHAT? I just died a little.
Go make some pancakes already.
pancakes recipe via: Renae Moncur via allrecipes.com