Intro: German Pancakes!
Ooh, German Pancakes! For those of you who don't know what these are, they are a homemade sweet, thin bread rolled up and coated with powdered sugar. And guess what! You don't need an oven, just a stove! These baked goodies are great for breakfast, but they could also be snacks, dinner, or lunch! You can get even more yummy goodness by adding in Chocolate Chips, or get festive for Christmas by coloring them. However, these are German Pancakes, and no matter what you do to them, they will taste good! (Well, if you pretty much stick to the recipe, they will!) So let's get baking!! :D
Step 1: Ingredients and Materials
For these delightful German Pancakes, you will need the following Ingredients, so food products:
1/2 cup of flour
1/2 cup of milk
1/2 tsp. of baking soda
A pinch of Salt
A bag of Powdered Sugar (You won't use it all!)
Butter or PAM
- Measuring 1/2 cup
- A tsp. measuring cup
- A large bowl
- A pan
- A spatula/flipper
- A handheld whisk (I used one with a crank so it would go faster)
Step 2: Measuring and Combining Your Ingredients
- Add in 1/2 cup of milk
- Add in 1 egg.
- Add in 1/2 cup of flour.
- Add in a 1/2 tsp. of vanilla.
- Add in a pinch of salt.
- Mix your ingredients thoroughly and well using a whisk.
Step 3: Preparing Your Pan
Prepare your pan by spraying PAM over the top of by heating butter over the top of it. Both of these methods work well to decrease the amount of stickiness between the pancake and the pan. Put the stove on medium heat, if your stove has "numbers" like mine does, set it on the "6" heat setting.
Step 4: Baking the Pancake
Using your 1/2 cup, scoop 1 whole cup of batter into the 1/2 cup. To do this you will need to scoop twice. Dump it onto the pan and let it spread. Move the pan around to thin the pancake, and to let it increase more and become bigger. Let it sit for as long as it needs. Then flip it. Flip it when the top becomes a more yellow color, and isn't all batter, it is somewhat cooked, yet not cooked all the way. Let the other side sit, and continue flipping until it is cooked. Then set it on a plate.
Step 5: Decor!
Now all that's left is to add a bit more "sweetness" and garnish the pancake. Here are a couple options on how to finish your pancake.
- Take powdered sugar and sprinkle it on the inside, roll it up, and sprinkle some more on top.
- Fill the inside with whipped cream, roll it up, and add powdered sugar on top.
- Add powdered sugar like usual, except stuff the inside with mini marshmallows and chocolate chips.