8/16/17

0 Fast & Easy PopEye Pancake! (German or Dutch Pancakes)


This puffy, golden brown pancake makes a great presentation at the table and is perfect with any topping of your choice: fruit, powdered sugar, whipped topping, or pure maple syrup. Our family affectionally calls this "Popeye Pancakes."

Do you remember Popeye? 


He's the one-eyed, spinach-loving cartoon character from the early 30's. His forearms are super-sized muscles, which lends its name to this large pancake, as it has "muscles" that pop up while cooking.

This pancake is also known as a German Pancake or Dutch Baby Pancake, often baked in a round cast iron pan.  I use a glass 9x13 pan, but you can use any 9x13 pan that you have on hand.

It is so fast and easy to make, is ready in 25 minutes, and even gets eaten up even faster..... Here's how!

1. Heat your oven to 425°F. Put 1/4 cup of butter into the pan and set it in your preheating oven while you are preparing the rest of the ingredients.



2. Mix together your milk, eggs, flour and salt. I use a large 8 cup measure and an immersion blender, but you can throw all of this into your favorite blender, and pulse till mixed.


3. Using hot pads, remove your pan from the hot oven. Your butter should be melted - swirl it around to coat the bottom and sides of your pan.


4. Pour your egg/milk mixture directly into the buttered pan. Put into your heated oven, and bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown and puffy.

It's so fun to watch the 'muscles' puff up!



5. Remove from your oven. Cut into large squares and top as desired. Fruit, jam, powdered sugar, whipped cream, maple syrup.... I love HOT, homemade Maple Syrup on mine! 



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POPEYE PANCAKES
1/4 cup butter
1 cup milk
6 large eggs
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt

Turn oven on to 425°.
Put cold butter into a 9x13 pan and set it inside your oven while it is preheating.
In a blender, or large bowl using an immersion blender, put the milk, eggs, flour and salt and blend until mixed and no dry flour is seen. 
Using hot pads, remove the pan of butter from the oven. 
Tip/swirl the pan to butter the bottom and sides of the pan.
Pour the egg/milk mixture directly into the buttered pan.
Put filled pan in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until 'muscles' have popped and is golden brown. 
Cut into large squares, serve hot with desired toppings.
Serves 6-8 

Enjoy!

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