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German Pancakes 
Feb. 1, 2011 6:51 am 
Updated: Apr. 5, 2011 2:20 pm
We are in the 5th week of the new year. My goal is to have a recipe for every week. That means I need to catch up as I am missing 4 recipes. Plus I also need to upload them to allrecipe's to share with others.

Let's discuss breakfast, frushstuck. This is generally a wonderful array of meats, cheese and fruit. Of course we do have the traditional "pancakes". Well not so traditional after all. The pancakes I grew up on are much more similar to crepe's then any american fluffy pancake. I remember as a little girl , my sister and I used to put jam or nutella on our pancakes and roll them up. We didn't even get a plate half the time.I learned how to make these so long ago I can't remember when I did learn to make them, seems like forever. As I stated before we watched and learned to cook at an early age and we learned by sight. I had fun creating this recipe from the one in my head, but I do know the pancakes turn out just like they should.  It's funny when my kids have friends sleep over and ask for pancakes and I ask which ones. My husband loves buttermilk pancakes and so I learned how to make them. So now I have so many great recipes I use for pancakes. There are the german ones of course, buttermilk, regular, with chocolate chips and occasionally berries. Don't forget to make pfankuchen suppe, pancake soup, with the left overs. I don't have actual pics of this. I must get a new camera and will be uploading plenty of pics. Trust me. I am a scrapbooker, we love pic's. So that means it's recipe time.

Pfankuchen (German Pancakes)
6 eggs
1 cup milk
1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
Beat the eggs with the sugar. Stire in milk and flour. Beat until smooth. Heat a large non-stick skillet, I use an electric skillet. Spray lightly with butter spray between batches of pancakes.
Pour pancake batter to desired size, it should be a thin layer. Once the edges have tiny bubbles and it doesn't want to break when trying to flip, flip them till golden. These babies are more like crepes , remember so they will not fluff.
Enjoy! Prost!
Feb. 1, 2011 10:06 am
Love your Blogs! Thank you Vanessa.
Feb. 1, 2011 4:14 pm
sounds great!
Feb. 1, 2011 7:20 pm
So that's what my Mom made for breakfast! German pancakes, except she didn't use sugar. They were like a slightly thick crepe. I just kiddingly called them "flat pancakes" because they didn't rise like everybody else's pancakes. We also didn't use maple syrup, we had dark Karo syrup.
Feb. 3, 2011 6:58 am
Thank you Sue'sCookingToday. Do you have a blog as well? I wasn't able to click on nyour name...
Feb. 3, 2011 6:59 am
GAHSMOMX3, enjoy!!!!! btw are you a homeschool mom by any chance?
Feb. 3, 2011 7:01 am
Magnolia Blossom, I remember my mom using the white caro syrup on her pancakes, thanks for the wonderful reminder. I hope this recipe brings back wonderful memories. My mom and dad didn't use sugar in their recipe but I added it for extra sweetness. Sometimes just sprinkling sugar on a fresh off the griddle pancake is so yummy.
Apr. 5, 2011 2:20 pm
Wow the recipe that I have for German pancakes is the same but I put 1/4-1/2 stick of butter in a glass cake pan, 9x9 and melt the butter as I'm mixing the ingredients. Once the butter is melted I pour the whole mixture into the pan and pop it in the oven. I cook the the pancake for about 30 or so minutes. I don't time it but the mixture will raise on the sides and puff up it's done when it's golden brown and a tooth-pick comes out clean once inserted. So that is how I was taught to make German pancakes. but the pancakes are also a tradition that was eaten in my family.
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I am married to my high school sweety and we have 3 boys, in their teens. I have been cooking since I was a young girl and learned to cook by sight.It had to look "right" . That is still how my mom gives directions for recipes. I am of German descent and hope to increase my german cooking/baking repretoire.
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Pastries and german cuisine are my tendencies. I love trying new things. I love fresh baked bread, yummm.
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German pancakes, Paprika schnitzel and speatzle,
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Tiramasu Cake...yummm!!! everyone always requests it. I absolutly love that people love something I made.
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My sister raved to some German ladies that I made "out of this world" German Cheesecake. I made them a cake, since they HAD to try it. Turns out I forgot the sugar, no one ate it. I am still embarrased about that. Definetly a lesson learned.
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