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General Discussion => Food and Cooking => Topic started by: Moe M. on January 02, 2018, 06:35:42 AM

Title: Old style German/Dutch pancakes, Delish.
Post by: Moe M. on January 02, 2018, 06:35:42 AM
  For anyone interested in trying a quick and simple recipe for a different kind of pancakes, I ran across this recipe on another forum, it sounded just different enough to make me give it a try,  it came out great right out of the gate on the first try, my wife doesn't particularly lust after pancakes for breakfast, especially if there's something else offered.
  After reading the recipe, and since it was just before breakfast I decided to give it a try,  as I said it came out great but it is filling and the recipe made more than I expected, I could only eat about half of the pancake, when my wife got up I offered her a cup of coffee and the other half, when she asked what it was I knew better than to tell her it was a pancake, she'd have turned it down, so I told her it was just one of my experiments and that it was pretty good,  she ate it in silence,  then she asked if there was anymore left.

  Any how, here it is if you want to give it a go,

  1/2- cup of all purpose flour. (not self rising flour)
     1- Tblsp. of sugar.
  1/2- tsp. salt.
      4- Tblsp. of butter.
      3- large eggs.  beaten.
   1/2- cup of milk.
   Toppings,  syrup, jam, or fruit,  (I had mine with confectioners sugar and a sprits of lemon juice as suggested in the recipe, and loved it)

  Directions, 
   
     . Preheat oven to 425*F.
     . Use a 10" cast iron skillet (or other heavy pan that is oven safe, trust me, don't use a smaller skillet.)
     .Place the skillet in the oven to heat up while you mix the ingredients.
     .Mix all the ingredients (Except the butter) in a blender or food processor until smooth.
     .Take the skillet out of the oven and put the butter in it to melt, swish it around the pan to coat the sides.
     . Pour the batter into the skillet,  (it will start to bubble up and cook as you pour it in)
     . Put the skillet back in the oven, set your timer for 20 minutes.
     
     * My oven is pretty much dead on temp wise,  you'll have to check your dish during the baking process,  I pulled mine out of the oven at 16 minutes and it was done perfectly.
     * When done the sides of the pancake will be high, golden brown, and puffy,  the inside of the pancake will look like puffy egg custard and have some butter puddled on top of it,  when it starts to cool just out of the oven it will shrink a little, that's normal.
     * This is the time to add your topping,  I used a hearty dusting of powdered sugar which formed a sort of paste when it mixed with the little bit of butter left on the top of the pancake after baking, the squeeze of lenon juice made the taste pop.
     * This recipe will serve two hungry eaters or three normal people  (grin), cut into wedges and serve while still hot.

 ***  PS- I was too lazy to clean my blender or food processor, so I wisked the batter by hand until smooth and it was fine.

     Enjoy     

Title: Re: Old style German/Dutch pancakes, Delish.
Post by: Unknown on January 02, 2018, 06:46:54 AM
Well done Moe. You answered my only question right at the end: because I was thinking; how can it be old fashioned if it takes a blender or food processor to make it? I am old fashioned and don't use them. This sounds like the Dutch thing that Martha makes for breakfast.
Title: Re: Old style German/Dutch pancakes, Delish.
Post by: Moe M. on January 02, 2018, 09:16:46 AM
Well done Moe. You answered my only question right at the end: because I was thinking; how can it be old fashioned if it takes a blender or food processor to make it? I am old fashioned and don't use them. This sounds like the Dutch thing that Martha makes for breakfast.

  LOL,  I have a new Ninja high speed blender that's never been plugged in, a gift from my daughter,  A Kitchen Aid food processor that works great but again it needs cleaning after use,  and a new stand mixer that's still in it's original sealed box, it was on a half price sale at Lowe's, and I'm an impulse buyer.
  But most of the time I do all my mixing by hand, even my Bread and pizza dough and my from scratch cake batters, when I consider the set up and cleaning time it's just easier and quicker to do it the old fashioned way in my opinion,  though I'd like to try an automatic bread machine some day,  I love to cook and bake, but I hate kneading bread dough and haven't had much luck with no-knead bread recipes.
  The recipe I posted included using a blender so I stuck it in there,  but a wire wisk works just as well,  I highly recomend giving this recipe a try,  I don't cook or bake much following recipes, my Mom and Grandmother were fantastic home cooks and tought me to cook by taste and experience gained by doing, and by trying new ideas, most of the recipies I've tried from cook books or on line don't meet expectations,  but every once in a while you hit on a keeper,  such is the case with SmokeWalker's Depression era chocolate cake which is burried somewhere in the B&B archives,  and the above Old Dutch Pancake recipe,  I'm sure it's going to become a favorite in my kitchen.

  ** if you do try this recipe, and I hope you do remember to use a 10" skillet as the one pancake will while baking fill and actually come up over the sides for the skillet,  using a small pan may end up causing spillage of the batter, when done it will resemble a puffy bowl, when cooling it will shrink a little,  the sides of the pancake will be soft and somewhat chewy,  the center will be tender and almost custard like providing it's not over cooked,  so when you see the "crust" browning it's time to take it out of the oven,  not all ovens are accurate heat wise, so keep an eye on it towards the end,  I know now that in my oven (at near water level altitude) at 425*F. 16 minutes is about perfect.
Title: Re: Old style German/Dutch pancakes, Delish.
Post by: wolfy on January 02, 2018, 10:52:30 AM
I have to admit that I'm intrigued by your discovery and will give this a try, but it's much too close to the Christmas/New Year 'food/riot' that is just drawing to a close.  Give me a couple of weeks. :cheers:

If you aren't having perfect results with no-knead bread, it's because you haven't been following the recipe and method for baking the freeform, 'artisan' sourdough bread espoused by the chef/baker at www.breadtopia.com .......best I ever had before or since, but you have to pay attention to his video for success and FOLLOW DIRECTIONS!!! :lol:
Title: Re: Old style German/Dutch pancakes, Delish.
Post by: Moe M. on January 02, 2018, 05:01:40 PM
I have to admit that I'm intrigued by your discovery and will give this a try, but it's much too close to the Christmas/New Year 'food/riot' that is just drawing to a close.  Give me a couple of weeks. :cheers:

If you aren't having perfect results with no-knead bread, it's because you haven't been following the recipe and method for baking the freeform, 'artisan' sourdough bread espoused by the chef/baker at www.breadtopia.com .......best I ever had before or since, but you have to pay attention to his video for success and FOLLOW DIRECTIONS!!! :lol:

  Thanks Bud,  I've never seen that site,  I'll give it a look,  I'll try not to let my ADD or senility get in the way.  (grin)
Title: Re: Old style German/Dutch pancakes, Delish.
Post by: Yeoman on January 04, 2018, 08:24:14 AM
Now I have a reason to buy one of the large cast iron frying pans on sale at my Army/Navy!
Title: Re: Old style German/Dutch pancakes, Delish.
Post by: Moe M. on January 05, 2018, 10:39:55 AM
Now I have a reason to buy one of the large cast iron frying pans on sale at my Army/Navy!

  LOL, that is as good an excuse as any,  but I imagine any oven safe skillet that size would work almost as well.
Title: Re: Old style German/Dutch pancakes, Delish.
Post by: Yeoman on January 05, 2018, 02:11:45 PM
Now I have a reason to buy one of the large cast iron frying pans on sale at my Army/Navy!

  LOL, that is as good an excuse as any,  but I imagine any oven safe skillet that size would work almost as well.
Well, maybe until I get one I can experiment with my regular frying pan. It's copper bottomed stainless steel with stainless riveted handle. What's the worst that could happen? >:D
Title: Re: Old style German/Dutch pancakes, Delish.
Post by: Moe M. on January 06, 2018, 11:01:55 AM
Now I have a reason to buy one of the large cast iron frying pans on sale at my Army/Navy!

  LOL, that is as good an excuse as any,  but I imagine any oven safe skillet that size would work almost as well.
Well, maybe until I get one I can experiment with my regular frying pan. It's copper bottomed stainless steel with stainless riveted handle. What's the worst that could happen? >:D

  That should work, might want to lower the oven temp to 400*F.
Title: Re: Old style German/Dutch pancakes, Delish.
Post by: Unknown on January 06, 2018, 01:44:31 PM
Could not believe it. All I had in pantry was whole wheat flour, and wondra. Got a bag of apf today. Gonna go dutch tomorrow AM.
              Crap. Forgot to get apples."....next time
Title: Re: Old style German/Dutch pancakes, Delish.
Post by: Unknown on January 18, 2018, 01:38:31 PM
Taste like french toast. It got dark brown on the peaks so I took it out and cut it in half to try. Then popped skillet back in oven for about 3 minutes. I preferred the well done portion as did my wife. As I said to me it has the eggy flavor of French toast. Which is fine. Left to my own designs, I guess I'd just scramble the eggs and go about the day. Thanks Moe. What's for lunch?
Title: Re: Old style German/Dutch pancakes, Delish.
Post by: Moe M. on January 19, 2018, 06:59:10 AM
Taste like french toast. It got dark brown on the peaks so I took it out and cut it in half to try. Then popped skillet back in oven for about 3 minutes. I preferred the well done portion as did my wife. As I said to me it has the eggy flavor of French toast. Which is fine. Left to my own designs, I guess I'd just scramble the eggs and go about the day. Thanks Moe. What's for lunch?

 LOL,  home made chicken and rice soup and ham & cheese sandwiches on thick sliced sour dough bread. 

 I always have a pot of my chicken soup in the fridge in the cold months,  usually make two pots a week,  the kids and grand kids make it disappear pretty quickly.   

 Sorry you didn't like it,  I was born into a French Canadian household,  so I know from French Toast,  there's enough difference between the two not to get them confused,  all I know is I followed directions according to the recipe and it turned out great,  but then again, there's nothing wrong with French Toast,  or scrambled eggs for that matter. 
Title: Re: Old style German/Dutch pancakes, Delish.
Post by: Unknown on January 19, 2018, 09:46:54 AM
I never said I didn't like it, only that it has a taste similar to French toast.  :cheers: