What is a German Pancake
A few months ago Big Bug came home from school talking about German Pancakes. “What the heck are German Pancakes?”, I was thinking. He kept going on and on about how he wanted me to make them because his teacher raved about them. Thanks Mrs. Justice (and I mean that sincerely as I would have never known about this scrumptious treat otherwise).
When I Googled German Pancakes several recipes of coursed popped up along with Wikipedia. I just love Wikipedia. It's so useful at helping you figure out things that your just “Duh?” about. I found out that German Pancakes have several different names that include:
A Dutch baby pancake, sometimes called a German pancake, a Bismarck, or a Dutch puff, is a sweet popover that is normally served for breakfast.
Sounds yummy, right? Well, when I received a bottle of Blueberry Syrup from The Blueberry Store I just knew what I had to use it on – German Pancakes!
The Blueberry Store Blueberry Syrup Review
The Blueberry Store Blueberry Syrup 14oz bottle ($5.99) contains some of the most amazing blueberry syrup I've ever tasted and you should know this household (especially the kids) love their berries if you have seen my Berry Berry Fruit Crumble or Fruit Pizza recipes. The Blueberry Store Blueberry Syrup tastes so fresh! With each drizzle you can taste and feel the texture of the blueberries that embody it. You feel the seeds, skins, the meat of fresh blueberries with every bite.
This isn't just blue liquid in a bottle it's a thick, sweet fresh tasting blueberry syrup. Don't expect it to drizzle out like maple syrup either – this syrup has body to it so it kind of clumps out pieces of blueberries which I think is why it tastes so fresh.
There's no questioning just how natural The Blueberry Store Blueberry Syrup is. If you read the ingredients label on the bottle you will actually find a list of ingredients that you can pronounce – blueberries, sugar, and lemon juice. Can't get more natural than that!
Do you love blueberries? The Blueberry Store is located in South Haven, Michigan and specializes in all things blueberry. To learn more about them please visit them on Twitter and Facebook. It was a great addition to my German Pancakes!
German Pancakes Recipe
Adapted from German Pancakes II
- 1 cup of all purpose flour
- 1 cup milk
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 3 tbs white sugar
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/8 tsp salt
- Optional Toppings: fruit, powdered sugar, lemon juice, maple syrup
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Place butter in a 9 x 13 pan and place in the oven while it's preheating.
In a bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients together until they become a nice batter. When the oven is done preheating and the butter is melted pour your batter into the pan and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with your favorite toppings. Enjoy!
I think German Pancakes are divine. They kind of remind me of an eggy, not fried funnel cake. Must be the powdered sugar that does that. They do not have the normal pancake texture. It's more soufflé like. Yum!