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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Puffed Pancake - must try!

I have made this easy breakfast several times- it's been great every time.  It tastes like a sweeter pop over. The recipe below calls for sugar, but you could always omit the sugar and make a savory main dish with veggies inside almost like a crepe. The cook time is around 20-25 minutes and serves 2. 

Sweet Pancake Puff with Caramelized Bananas
1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. milk
2-3 tbsp sugar
2 eggs 
Pinch of salt
Dab of butter

Banana topping:
1 large banana
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp butter 

Preheat oven to 425 degrees 

Whisk together flour, milk and sugar in large mixing bowl until smooth. In a separate bowl, crack eggs and whisk. Add eggs to flour mixture and whisk again. 
Heat large cast iron pan on stove under med/high heat. Melt dab of butter until its thinly coated the bottom of the pan. Pour in flour and egg mixture into pan and let sit for 1 minute. Proceed by carefully transferring pan into oven for 17 minutes. * Don't open the oven until 17 minutes has passed, otherwise the air you let in may deflate your beautiful breakfast!

While the pancake is cooking, slice banana into thin rounds, melt 1 tbps butter in low/med heat nonstick pan, whisk in brown sugar over low heat until combined with butter. Add bananas so that each round touches the bottom and let sit 5-7 minutes. This slow caramelization will allow the bananas to take on a new richer flavor and brown just enough to give you your desired crust. Flip bananas only after 5-7 minutes and let sit until pancake is done. Plate half pancake on each plate, pile banana mixture on top, and shower with powdered sugar and maple syrup! Yum. 

1 comment:

  1. They are a treat! And I've always been thankful they serve two.