Saturday, November 12, 2011

November 12: German Pancakes/Buttermilk Syrup

It is a Saturday morning and often on a Saturday or Sunday morning we dine on German Pancakes. There are many names for this type of pancake but what it is is a egg, flour, and milk mixture that bakes and puffs up as it bakes. My recipe comes from one of my cookbooks "Company Best."


6 TB butter
6 eggs
1 c milk
1 c flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 TB sugar

Preheat oven to 350. Melt butter in 9 x 13 pan in the oven. This warms the up pan and melts the butter at the same time. Watch it carefully, it can burn. Wire whisk the eggs, milk, flour, salt and sugar together. Pour egg mixture over melted butter in 9 x 13 pan. Cook 20-25 minutes or until lightly golden brown and bubbly.

Serve immediately with suggested toppings.

Buttermilk syrup. This is the best syrup ever! You will want to eat it by the spoonfuls. This recipe comes from my church cookbook. I love church cookbooks!
Or fresh fruit with whipped cream.
Or regular maple syrup is great also.

Buttermilk Syrup

1 cup sugar
1/2 c buttermilk
1/2 c butter
1/2 tsp soda
1 tsp vanilla

Bring sugar, buttermilk and butter to a boil over medium heat. Take off heat and add soda and vanilla. (When adding soda, it will double in size.)