Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Puff the Magic Pancake

Know what I love?  Making something that's pretty easy but that looks AMAZING and totally wows your guests.  That's what this German pancake will do.  As the pancake bakes in the oven, it slowly puffs up.  Children and even adults will have fun checking in on it and seeing how big it expands.  As you take it out and let it cool, it settles down into a unique shape.  Its pretty fun to make...and pretty delicious too!

German Pancake
From Chop Chop Mag

1 T unsalted butter
1 T olive oil
6 large eggs
1 c milk
1/2 t vanilla
1 c all-purpose flour
1/4 c toasted wheat germ
1/4 t salt

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  Add butter and oil into 10 inch ovenproof skillet and put skillet in the oven while preheating.  Stir eggs in large bowl until light and frothy.  Add milk, vanilla, flour, wheat germ, and salt.  Stir until well blended.  Remove the skillet and swirl the butter/oil to coat the bottom and sides.  Pour the batter into the skillet and return to oven.  Bake for approx. 20 minutes - it will get very puffy and golden brown.  Cool briefly and add toppings of choice (fruit, nuts, whipped topping, maple syrup, chocolate syrup, CARAMEL, heck...we even thought that this could be a lunch/dinner item and you can add meat/potatoes/veggies/gravy to it...endless possibilities!).

If you make this - please share a pic on the Caramel Living FB page!  Its fun to see the final characteristics.


  1. I used to make these. My husband and I ate them with powdered sugar and syrup. They tasted SO good. But since my diet has changed, I can't eat them anymore, waaah! :(


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