Friday, April 15, 2011

Care for Baked Pancakes?

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Bueller…Bueller?


Usually when you add baked in front of any popular food entree that is enjoyed fried you get a few pauses and raised eyebrows.


Baked pancakes have been around forever but I know they are rarely made in my household. I have never had them growing up, nor over anyone’s house… or heck… never seen them on a restaurant menu either.


I have been making these for the past year because sometime I don’t feel like looking at my stove. Simple as that.


This past weekend, I had guest staying over from out of the country. I knew I was going to make them pancakes before they had to get on their early flight home. Baked Pancakes would allow me to still enjoy the morning with them without slaving over a hot griddle.


Well… they liked the baked pancakes. Keep in mind I feel that these pancakes are pretty much just a vessel. I would definitely put powdered sugar on them or syrup. I add a twist to them by adding a brown sugar syrup. Yeah.. I know.. totally defeats the whole healthy baked better for you pancake. Right? Listen.. I said baked.. I never mentioned healthy. Some things you just gotta enjoy and let the guilt or the gym hit you afterwards.


This is for you Jenita.


Recipe:


source: adapted from Food.com


Ingredients


1/4 cup butter


1/2 cup flour


1/2 cup milk


2 eggs, beaten




Directions


Preheat oven to 425 degrees


Melt butter in an 8" or 9" pie pan ( I melt butter in microwave)


While that's melting, mix together the flour, milk and 2 beaten eggs.


The batter will be lumpy


Pour over the melted margarine


DO NOT MIX.


Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until sides rise and middle is cooked


I usually get 4 to 6 servings!


While pancake is baking I whip up 3/4 cup of brown sugar with 1 tsp vanilla and 2 tbsp water. This makes a thick brown sugar syrup. I pour on pancake once out of oven. If this is too much feel free to cut syrup recipe in half.


I also have to add. The funny thing about this recipe is that the shape of your baked pancake will always be different! It rises any which way it wants.. then deflates once out of oven! Its truly funny to watch.


Enjoy with your favorite fruits or sausages, bacon, eggs or all!

1 comment:

  1. All ihave to say is these things are WELL and you have to try them at least once. Karin made these for me and my fam when we stopped over in ATL for a minute and I was so impressed with them that when we arrived home I ended up making them for dinner! Couldn't get them off my mind.

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