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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Easy and Frugal Surprise Pancakes

These are one of my family's favorite meals!  For awhile, this was part of our Sunday evening dinner routine.  The fun part about this recipe, is that it is from my Home Economics class in 7th grade!  Well, since I am 40-something, this recipe is from 30 years ago!  If you remember Pannekoeken Huis restaurants, you will remember a similar recipe for pannekoekens.  The waitresses, dressed in their cute little uniforms, would dash through the restaurant calling "Pannekoeken"!  They did this, so the pannekoeken would still be slightly puffed when it reached your table.

You don't need to dash through your kitchen when you make these.  Unless you really want to... ;)
Here is the easy, easy recipe.  I have tried to use less butter in the pan when making this, but my pancakes end up sticking to the glass.  Maybe non-stick would work.  I'm not sure.  If you have a great secret to cut out some of the butter, I would love to hear your ideas.

Here's the recipe:
Surprise Pancakes
Preheat oven to 450*
Put 2 tbsp. butter (or margarine, I guess) in an 8" square pan.
Place the pan in oven, until butter is melted.  (I always just microwave for 20 seconds or so, until melted.)
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs

Pour mixture into the pan.

I have doubled the recipe, and am using a 9x13 pan.

Sprinkle with cinnamon (or nutmeg).  We prefer cinnamon.

Bake for 15 minutes at 450*.

Starting to puff up in the oven!

Remove from oven and make sure your kids see how fun it looks right away!

Ready to serve!!!

My favorite topping for this is fresh strawberries with a little powdered sugar.  Maple syrup, homemade applesauce, peaches, etc. would all be wonderful too.

I usually double this recipe and pour in a 9X13 pan, when making this for our family of 5.
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