Thursday, August 11, 2011

Mini German Pancakes

Occasionally, I have my moments of brilliance. Sadly, my moments of brilliance often come about because of moments of stupidity, which causes me to come up with a last minute solution to my problem which is usually brilliant.

Case in point: one fine morning last week, I offered to make breakfast for my children and asked what delicious concoction they would like me to create. The answer was (and usually is) German Pancakes! I went to work following this recipe:

5 T. Butter

6 eggs
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cup milk
1/4 t. salt
1 T. sugar

Mix all ingredients except butter in a blender. Melt Butter in a 9 X13 pan in 425 oven (3-5 mins.). Add batter to hot pan. Return to oven and bake for 25 Minutes.

I mixed the batter and reached for my 9 X 13 and then discovered, after a good ten minutes of searching: I have no 9 X 13 pans in the house. (This being the earlier referred to moment of stupidity.) I broke one of 2 pans a few weeks ago and remembered too late my last remaining pan was left at a friend's house. What to do?

How about using cupcake pans? (Said moment of brilliance.) I buttered each tin and divided the batter between all 24 and reduced the cooking time.

My kids loved having their own individual sized puffed pancakes.


Meredith said...

I've never made German pancakes! I'll have to try them, with the cupcake pan twist!

Brooke said...

Great idea! How long did you cook them?

Darci said...

I need to make these, tomorrow, you are genious!

laura said...

Perfect! I am always looking for something to go with my baked egg recipe(eggs baked in a cupcake tin). This will work perfect.

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Jeppson Clan said...

Hey smartie pants! If I could only find my cupcake tin that is still MIA. :) In the first picture they look like popovers, which my mom always served with honey butter.
Do you remember when you first introduced me to German pancakes? Our sleepover when Jay was still tiny...I peeked in the oven and exclaimed "wow it looks like a sombrero!" A very yummy sombrero at that.

Whitneys said...

Guess what we just happened to make for Logan's birthday breakfast. GP! We make ours in 9 inch glass pie pans (When not using 10x14). My kids would each eat half a dozen or more of the cupcake size. :) The full pie size fills their big bellies. Can't forget the buttermilk syrup though.

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