Coffee First or Not At All?

“Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.”

Proverbs 3:3

This morning, I made German Pancakes. Couple of thoughts:

  1. When done correctly, they are delicious with a little powdered sugar or homemade raspberry jam (thanks Grandma Donna!)
  2. Split the recipe in half before trying to make the second – or you’ll end up making a third to test it.
  3. Always put a cup under the Keurig before hitting the “Go Button.”

The first (and second) one I made came out thick and, because of that, not as tasty as it could be. So, the third time, I cut the recipe in half. It was amazingly delicious! I will be making this again and again and again. It’s rather simple and only about 20 minutes in the oven to cook.

Ingredients (recipe already cut in half, using a 10″ cast-iron skillet):

  • 3 eggs (whip them good before adding rest of ingredients)
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1/2 cup of bread flour (not all-purpose flour) (whip it until most of the chunks are gone)
  • dash of vanilla
  • dash of cinnamon

Pre-heat the oven (with the empty skillet in it) to 450° degrees before starting the ingredients. You want your cast iron skillet nice and hot before adding the mix. Also, just before putting the ingredients into the skillet, rub into the pan 2 heaping teaspoons of butter. You don’t want it saturated; however, you want plenty on there before adding the ingredients – it will help with the shape and taste of the pancake.

Pour the mix into the pan (right after adding the butter, remember) all at once and place it back in the oven as safety fast as you can. Leave it for roughly 20 to 25 minutes. You want it to fluff up and crisp slightly on the edges before pulling it out.

Serve immediately – tastes wonderful with a sprinkle of powdered sugar or a smear of raspberry jam (find your own taste with other ingredients).

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I was joking around, after breakfast. I said, “Next year, Caiden will be in school and the teacher will be asking the kids what they had for breakfast. The kids in his class will talk about having Trix or Captain Crunch or whatever. My son will pipe up and say, ‘I had German Pancakes!’ It’ll be awesome.”

As for the coffee? On the third cup, I had someone else make it, today. Much safer for my counters and sanity.

Time to get my day going. I’ve got shopping to do for dinner and breakfast tomorrow. I’m trying out some interesting recipes with cheap/fewer ingredients. We had eggs and toast for “Eggs in a Train” yesterday and today a very cheap concoction of German Pancakes. Tomorrow.. well, I can’t tell you. Then the Nanny will know and I can’t surprise her and give her a reason to get out of bed early.

Thank you for listening,

Naia.

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