Sunday, July 12, 2009

Recipe for Christina......

This recipe is at the request of my niece Christina who writes that she is very hungry for an oven pancake. This is one of our famiy's favorite breakfast/brunch treats. It isn't unusual to make 6-7 of these when our whole family gets together for lunch. What makes them wonderful is that that they are easy to make and taste wonderful with Nana's (mine) homemade strawberry jam. If memory serves me right, the family got the recipe from the Mike Douglas Show (remember him kids?) when Craig Claiborne was a guest. We have always called it Craig Claiborne Pancakes but the kids just refer to it as Oven Pancakes.
So here goes:
Oven Pancakes:
It is important to have a frying pan without handles or you can use a cast iron frying pan; you are going to bake the pan so you want to make sure there is no plastic that can melt.
1/2 C flour
1/2 C Milk
2 beaten eggs
dash of grated nutmeg
1/2 C of butter melted in a large (handle-less) frying pan
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Powdered Sugar
Jam or filling of your choice (we have also used a cinnamon/sugar mix too)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Mix milk and flour. Add beaten eggs. Mix but do not get out all the lumps. Pour into handleless frying pan that has melted butter in it. Bake for 15-25 minutes. Pancake will rise and be odd looking but golden.
Add juice of 1/2 of lemon to the pancake after it is baked. It will make the pancake fall. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Spread marmalade or jam/jelly onto it and roll it up. Cut the roll into slices and serve!

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