Last week I shared my college daughter’s first cooking lesson – Salsa Verde Carnitas
Today is cooking lesson two – Breakfast for Dinner. Doesn’t everyone need to know how to cook breakfast for dinner?
Puff Up Pancake is a standard at our house. If dad fixes breakfast – the majority of time it is Puff Up Pancake. If dad fixes dinner – the majority of time it is Puff Up Pancake. His cooking repertoire is a little limited!
Every once in a while dear old dad tries to get a little creative with his cuisine. The last time he made Puff Up Pancake he decided to add strawberries to it – I love strawberries on mine but not baked into it – bad idea. Strawberries just don’t bake well and the pancake ended up a wet, mushy mess – yuck! He tried!
Strawberries are definitely a favorite addition at our house -just not baked inside of it. I want them freshly sliced and placed on top!
Puff Up Pancake is a quick and easy breakfast/dinner choice.
I always place my butter into the 9 x 13 pan and then place the pan into the oven as the oven preheats. By the time the oven is preheated, the butter is melted. Sometimes the butter is even a little browned which is even better. I love the flavor of browned butter.
I like to mix up my batter in the blender – no lumps that way. My husband just whisks it in a bowl.
Pour the batter right into the hot 9 x 13 with melted butter.
As it bakes a wonderful thing happens – this…..
Thus the name – Puff Up Pancake. You may have a different name for it at your house such as German Pancake. We are very visual at our house!
It will begin to fall a bit after you pull it out of the oven but no worries.
Our favorite way to eat it at our house is with lemon juice squeezed over the top, covered in fresh strawberries (raspberries will do too!) and then with a sprinkling of powdered sugar! Yum!
Cali did a great job fixing her first breakfast for dinner!
What’s your favorite way to eat Puff Up Pancake?p
- ½ C butter
- 5 eggs
- 1¼ C milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1¼ C flour
- Melt butter in 9 x 13 pan in oven while oven is preheating to 425 degrees
- Mix eggs, flour and milk with wire whisk or use blender
- Add batter to dish and bake for 20-25 minutes
- Serve with fruit, powdered sugar and lemon juice