Derby Day Brunch: German Pancakes

The Kentucky Derby is this Saturday, May 2. I don't know about you, but the Derby seems like a great excuse to get together with friends on one of the first weekends of spring. Right?

So, invite your friends over (the race begins at 6:30 pm EST) and let's figure out the details for your brunch together! As Tina Fey says, "Say yes and figure it out later".


I wanted to show you a recipe that is SUPER easy to make for a group. You don't have to stand in front of a waffle iron for 30 minutes, or spend a ton of money (or calories) on chips.

German Pancakes (for 2):


First, preheat the oven to 425 before you start.

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This is what stove looks like.

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This is what raw food looks like. Do not eat yet.
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This is an egg. This is an egg. This is an egg. This is a sad broken egg.
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Stir, stir, stir...
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Two things when measuring flour: 1. Use a spoon from the bag to the cup. This is super important!
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Step 2: Shake it gently to make sure you have enough flour in the cup; don't try to pack in the flour.
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Pour the flour in
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Dat flour. 
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Pour in the milk like it's thirsty.
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Add in a pinch of nutmeg.

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Get it from this...
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..to this, smoother consistency.

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Put a few chunks of butter on your pan. I am using cast-iron, but you can use anything that is safe in an oven.
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Let the pan go in the oven for 1-2 minutes, or until it is melted.
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Swirl that margarine or butter around

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Don't forget the sides (if you need to, tilt)
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Pour in the batter
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My original recipe...clearly I haven't used it all...ever...
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FIN!
Now, you can stop here, or you could take it to the next level with Apples Foster (see my recipe here!)

Have you tried German Pancakes? What are your plans for the Derby?

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