May 11, 2010

German Pancakes in a Mug

Have you ever had German Pancakes? 
Well if you haven't, they are amazing. They are light and fluffy and buttery and the edges are a little crispy. Basically they are perfect. The past few mornings I have been craving them really badly, but I didn't want to make the whole recipe just for myself. So with Rick from Bittersweet as my inspiration, I decided to make them in a mug! (I hope you don't mind that I copycatted you Rick!)

German Pancakes in a Mug
A large mug: mine was 4x4" 
(you could try making it in a smaller mug but I would cut the recipe down a bit)
1 1/2 eggs (or 2 egg whites, you decide)
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup milk
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon butter

First, heat your oven to 450 degrees. Then, whip eggs in a blender until they are thick and lemon colored. Then add the milk, flour and salt and blend until they are all mixed in. Put the butter in your mug and heat in the warming oven until completely melted. Then, pour the batter into the mug. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until it raises really high and the edges are golden brown. (Since it's in a mug, you may want to poke the middle with a fork just to make sure the middle is cooke)


If you're too lazy to make this syrup, you can always use regular maple syrup.
Syrup:
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons corn startch
1 1/2 teaspoons butter
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
Food coloring (optional, but much more fun)

Mix everything together in a little pan and stir until it thickens and boils like nobody's business. (I made mine pink :)

And WALA!
Heavenly goodness!

These are also really yummy with fruit!

If you'd like to make regular German Pancakes for more than one person...
...then here is the full recipe. It feeds about 6 people... depending on how hungry they are LOL!

German Pancakes
6 eggs
1 cup flour
1 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons of butter

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Whip the eggs in a blender until they are thick and lemon colored. Then add the milk, flour and salt and blend until they are all mixed in. Put the butter in a 9x13" dripper pan and heat in the warming oven until the butter is completely melted. Then, pour the batter into the pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until it raises really high and the edges are golden brown. 

Syrup
2 cups water
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
Food color optional

Mix together and continue stirring until it thickens and boils.

10 comments:

  1. OH MY WORD! This looks YUM-O! I am so going to try this! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. AHH! rick and i are tight :) i love him! and that looks super yummy will you make this for me when i get back from cali? please and thank you :)

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  3. I freakin love german pancakes! I might have to use this recipe haha.

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  4. the pics filled my mouth with
    huge amount of saliva XD
    I sure am going to try this....
    take care xx

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  5. How do you get half an egg? Also, no one should ever be allowed to eat German pancakes with syrup, thats just so wrong! Only powdered sugar and lemon juice!!!

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  6. Can't wait to make the large recipe.......what's a "dripper pan"?

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  7. Minute and a half in nuke gets all puffy but then falls flat

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    1. it does the same exact thing in the oven. Love this! hit the spot

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  8. Every spring when I go back to my parents houses for couples weeks I always goes around on internet to find some recipes... I had this page on my words a lot more but when my words crash last month and lost all my recipes I was so down... especially that for some reason I kept calling this Belgian pancakes... but finally I found your recipes again... and I won't lose them this time! thank you! =D

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  9. Made this lots of times, mug and large, its easy and soo fun and yummy. Sometimes I just sprinkle them with powder sugar and that's really good too!

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