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Friday, April 3, 2009

Skillet Pancake with Strawberry

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I simply cannot make  good pancakes on the griddle.  My past attempts on pancakes have been disastrous, I either burn them, or brake them, or both. And the house is covered with smoke and burnt  smell, not pretty... I personally don't care for pancakes very much, but Andrew does, and so I make this every once in a while, normally on the weekends. This is also known as Dutch Baby Pancake. The batter is blended, transferred to an oven-proof skillet and baked in the oven. Almost impossible to mess up, and certainly less messy than making regular pancakes on the stove. The batter puffs up a lot, but it falls down as soon as it's removed from the oven, so it is important to be ready to eat it when it's finished baking.

To make it more interesting, I like to add fruits to the pancake. Here I chose sliced strawberries which were added to the batter in the skillet. I also added a list of possible variations for this same recipe, so try out a few. For toppings, I normally just use good Canadian maple syrup, but powdered sugar and lemon juice are popular options as well.

 

Skillet Pancake with Strawberry Recipe:

makes one 8 inch skillet

 

You will need:

 

3 large eggs

3/4 cup whole milk

1/2 cup of flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract

1/4 cup of sugar

2 tablespoons of unsalted butter

1 cup of strawberries, sliced

 

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Mix all ingredients except for butter and strawberries in a blender. Make sure the flour is incorporated, scraping down the sides of the blender if necessary.

Melt the butter in a oven-proof skillet (I like using cast iron). Add the batter and the sliced strawberries. Transfer skillet to hot oven and bake until puffed and golden, 20-25 minutes.

Serve immediately with maple syrup.

 

Variations:

Cinnamon: add 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon to the batter. Skip strawberries.

Apple: slice 1/2 an apple and cook it on the melted butter until lightly golden. You may add a pinch of cinnamon to it. Skip strawberries.

Blueberry: use 1/2 cup of blueberries instead of strawberries.

Banana: add 1 sliced banana to the melted butter and cook it until golden, but still firm. You may add a pinch of cinnamon to it. Skip strawberries.

Chocolate chip: add 1/2 cup of your favourite chocolate chip to the batter in the skillet.  Skip strawberries.

Chocolate: add 1 tablespoon of cocoa to the batter.

Plain: skip strawberries and top baked pancake with a squeeze of lemon juice and powdered sugar.

 

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14 comments:

Susan from Food Blogga said...

This looks luscious. My mil always makes these, but I never do. Thanks for the inspiration!

Siri said...

Such a good idea! Looks like it would be fun to make, no?

Thanks for sharing,
Siri

chocolatecup said...

oooh~ i absolutely looooove pancakes!:) definitely goonna try thissss!:)

Anonymous said...

So happy to discover your blog. It's really beautiful.

Nostalgic Nosh said...

this looks so delicious! I love how juicy the strawberries look.

Shelly said...

love pancakes! I also fry them in the frying pan as I get disasterous results if I use a hot griddle.

iheartdessert said...

That looks so good! I'll have to try the recipe one day :)

Anonymous said...

i have something similar for this recipe, anyway sounds delicious

Fabby's Cupcaker ;) said...

wow!!! your blog is really nice!!! congrats!!!

Todo delicioso, felicidades, muy bien elaborado.

apparentlyjessy said...

I enjoyed my visit to your blog...and am feeling particularly hungry now! Everything you make looks so yummy!

Deseree said...

Like you I am not a huge pancake fan, but with the strawberries these sure do look delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

Rebekah said...

I love the skillet shot! It is making me think about depth of field.

Rita said...

Thank you everyone!

Jessyca said...

Delicious! The recipe was just right and I'm not much of a cook myself.

I though it would be dry, but it was just perfect. I topped it with Nutella and Ice Cream.

Just a tip: I actually used a glass recipient which wasn't very bright, the sides were a little burnt. Even those parts were good, but if you do so, be careful as the baking time will reduce.

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