When I was a little girl I remember going to a slumber party at one of my friends houses and her mom made this type of pancake for breakfast. I was amazed at how good it was and wanted to know the recipe. As usual most of my friends mom’s were all smiles and probably a little taken back that a 10-11 year old would be interested in recipes. But I had a love for food at a young age and I loved breakfast most of all because it was an easy meal to make plus it was sweet. I don’t remember my friends mom giving me the recipe and if she did it has long since been tossed out over the past 30 years. I turned to Martha Stewart as a source for the pancake recipe and when I tasted the pancake it took me back to my childhood. The dutch pancake is light and airy and only slightly sweet, but you may add any thing on top for a topping. The typical topping is just butter, lemon juice and powdered sugar which is my favorite way to enjoy them. But if you want to take it over the top this lemon sauce from my aunt’s apple cake tastes so good on them you’ll think you died and went to heaven. Fun thing about this recipe is to see the pancake puff up high, then as you take it out of the oven it falls to it’s resting place and you end up with a ripply browned breakfast cake that tastes wonderful. Give this recipe a try it is very simple to make and and can be the perfect thing on Christmas morning, enjoy.
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
3 large eggs
3/4 cup whole milk
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup sugar
powdered sugar for sprinkling on top
Step 1: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a medium cast-iron or ovenproof nonstick skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat, swirl the butter around the entire pan then set aside.
Step 2: In a blender, combine eggs, milk, flour, salt, vanilla, and 1/4 cup sugar. Blend until foamy, about 1 minute.
Step 3: Pour batter into skillet; bake until pancake is puffed and lightly browned, about 20 minutes.
Step 4: When pancake is done, put a pat or two of butter on the top then sprinkle lightly with powered sugar. Slice a lemon into wedges and juice over the pancake. Also I made a yummy lemon sauce for a apple cake, I had some left over and used it as a topping for this recipe and it was delicious, you can find the recipe here.