Tuesday, November 23, 2004

German Pancakes

This is such an easy recipe! Most people have most of these items at home! And it is so good.

3 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon fine salt
3 tablespoons sugar
1 cup milk, warmed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons vegetable shortening
confectioner's sugar

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, salt, sugar, milk, vanilla, and butter. Whisk in the flour to make a smooth batter. Set aside.

Heat a well-seasoned 10-inch cast iron skillet in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove and brush the inside with the shortening. Pour in the batter and bake for 15 minutes. Lower the temperature to 325 degrees and continue baking until puffed and golden brown, about 13 more minutes. Run a knife around the edge of the skillet. Sift confectioner's sugar on top and serve. Pour lemon to taste. Add more sugar to taste.


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