Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Puff Pancake…

I’ve heard of puff pancakes before but have never attempted one… so after seeing on a friends blog she had made one for Father’s Day I was inspired to try one this morning… so after an quick exhaustive search of the internet I found this recipe on the Taste Of Home website for one, and thought I’d give it a try…I was a little concerned that there was no baking powder, or soda listed, and wondered how it would puff but I think the 3 eggs achieve the puff!

First preheat oven to 425

Put 2tbsp butter in an oven proof 10 in skillet (I must confess I have no idea if this skillet is oven proof or not, but it’s still in tact).  Place in pre-heated oven for 2-3 minutes until butter is melted.



In the meantime put 3 eggs in a blender


Add 3/4 cup flour


Add 3/4 cup milk


Add 1tsp nutmeg, and 2 tsp sugar.


Mix until well blended.



Remove skillet from oven… IMPORTANT PSA… remember when going to put back in oven that the handle is HOT!!  I learned this the hard way with another recipe I did one time!!


Pour mixture into skillet.




Place back in oven… WITH an oven mitt!!


Don’t forget the oven mitt!!

Bake for 20 minutes (original recipe says 16-18, but my oven took longer, and I think could have gone as long as 22-24 minutes so keep an eye on it).

When I took out of the oven it immediately deflated a bit.


I sprinkled with powdered sugar…


I also put my oven mitt OVER the handle so I was sure not to pick up the hot handle… I learned this the hard way… did I mention that??


I sprinkled with cinnamon, extra powdered sugar, and maple syrup (the real stuff.. but that’s a matter of personal preference).



My four year old LOVED this… she had 2 servings.  I liked it but felt something was missing… I think made or topped with some roasted/baked or sautéed fruit would add that ‘extra’ something it needs.  I could also seeing this be a base for a dinner type meal… Something sautéed like shrimp, or mushrooms, onions w/ chicken or something.  I may play with it a bit in the future.

For a printable view of the recipe go to the Taste of Home Link & it can be printed there…


amy said...

first of all, I *heart* that oven mitt-of course it is toile!

KSL64 said...

So glad this blog is "back in action." Why oh why don't we live closer ... You always cook such yummy things.