2/22/10

Hootenany: aka German Pancake

Since our church now starts at 12:30pm, we have plenty of time to eat breakfast. I always have a hard time finding stuff to make for breakfast because I'm not a huge breakfast eater.
I have heard of German Pancakes before, but have never tried them. So, I decided to finally give it a try. And it was really yummy! And super easy. It had a pancake taste, but also a French Toast taste to it. So, for anyone that never knows what to make for breakfast (like me), here's a recipe for you. Let's get cookin'.

You can't go wrong, when the recipe only has 5 ingredients. I really love how simple this is to make. All you need is butter, eggs, milk, flour and salt.
There were several different recipes that I had. Some asked for 9 eggs, others only asked for 4. Some used salt, and then some didn't have salt at all. I decided to use 5 eggs, and 1/2 tsp. of Salt. I later found one that used 1/2 tsp. of baking powder.
When I took this out of the oven, it was huge! I called my son, and he came running into the kitchen. I told him, "It looks like Mom cooked a monster!" The sides of my Pancake rose alot, haha. But that didn't affect the taste at all.
Just cut it into squares, and put any topping on you like. Mmmmm.... I'm so glad I decided to try this recipe.

Hootenanny or German Pancakes
1/4 C. Butter
5 large eggs
1 C. Milk
1 C. Flour
1/2 tsp. Salt

Toppings:
Syrup
Cinnamon and Sugar
Fruit and Whip Cream
Lemon with Powdered Sugar

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Melt the butter in the bottom of a 9X13 pan. In a mixer or blender add the eggs and mix for 1 minute. Next, add the milk, mix well. Then add the flour, and mix well. Pour into the buttered pan and bake for 20 mins.
In my Sister's Ward Cookbook there were several recipes for this, and one said that it is best to use white flour because wheat flour doesn't rise well.

Yesterday when we had this we topped ours with syrup, and then my husband mixed up some cinnamon and sugar, and we sprinkled that on top of the syrup. That was really good. We decided to share this with my In-laws, and they tried it with Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice and then sprinkled Powder Sugar on top, and they said that that was really good also.
Next time, I am going to try it like a crepe, with different fruits and whip cream. I also may try using buttermilk instead of regular milk. I'll let you know how it turns out!! Enjoy!

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