Throughout history, people of all nationalities have made pancakes in some form or other. The French make crepes, which are thin pancakes from which many dishes, sweet and savory, are prepared. Potato pancakes or latkes were concocted by the Jews. East Indian people make flatbreads that resemble pancakes, and Mexicans make tortillas. Pancakes are great for breakfast or brunch or anytime!
A pancake is a flat cake, usually round (although some people make fancy ones in cookie cutter shapes) that is prepared from a starch-based batter that usually contains eggs, milk and butter as well as a variety of other ingredients such as fruit and nuts. Pancakes are cooked in frying pans or on griddles normally but one popular pancake is baked in the oven.
The baked pancake I’m referring to is none other than a German Apple Pancake. Apples slices are placed on the bottom of an ovenproof skillet, the batter is poured over the apples, and the skillet is placed in the oven to bake. The pancake is slid onto a serving platter and cut into wedges and dusted with powdered sugar.
German Apple Pancakes are so delicious! Here’s the recipe:
French toast is a dish made of bread soaked in a mixture of beaten eggs, milk and other flavorings and then fried. I personally like to make French toast from French bread but any bread can be used. The following recipe forFabulous French Toast is wonderful because the sugar on the outside of the bread caramelizes during the cooking process.
Both of these recipes are great for breakfast and brunch but both are also superb for supper or anytime!
Flavor intensifiers in these recipes are vanilla extract, as well as cinnamon and nutmeg. Maple syrup also adds a delightful flavor to both meals.
Fall is just around the corner now so I’ll be sharing some seasonal recipes with you in the not-too-distant future!