Pancakes come in a variety of names, shapes and sizes – from small silver-dollar pancakes, to flat crepes served with fresh fruit, to a stack of plate-size flapjacks. Although pancakes are traditionally considered more of a breakfast meal, they can be served any time. Who doesn't enjoy a stack of pancakes, served with melting butter and real maple syrup?
One of the most unusual pancakes is the Yorkshire-style pie-plate size pancake, sometimes referred to as German pancakes. This recipe may take a bit more preparation and a bit more baking time than traditional pancakes – but the end result is well worth the time.
You will need:
- 2 9” round glass pie plates
- Measuring spoons and cups
- 4 eggs
- 1 T sugar
- ½ t salt
- 2/3 cup sifted flour
- 2/3 cup milk (half 'n half is recommended)
- 2 T softened butter
- Measure out ingredients and line up in above order.
- Heat oven to 400.
- Generously butter the two pie plates, being careful to grease the entire pan including the edges.
- Beat eggs in blender, using “stir” button, until light yellow in color.
- Change to “mix” and add remaining ingredients in order as given and process until smooth.
- Pour mixture evenly divided between two plates.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
- Reduce heat to 350 and bake an additional 10 minutes.
- Remove from oven and slide each pancake onto its own plate.
Warm maple syrup
Try to resist opening the oven door while the pancakes are baking, but be sure to look through the door window – they will puff up like a popover.
Serve immediately as they will cool quickly.
Warm the plates before hand by setting them on top of the warm stove. This will help in keeping the pancake warm while you are enjoying it.