Archive for ‘German Foods’

July 1, 2009

German Pancakes (Pfannkuchen)

by heikes3
German pancakes, Pfannkuchen

German pancakes, Pfannkuchen

This is one of my family’s absolutely favorite dinners. Yes, we eat breakfast for dinner – pancakes, or as they are called here, German Pancakes. Some people just know pancakes (American style) and crepes (which this type belongs to). So, from now on I will refer to them just as pancakes instead of Pfannkuchen. I am not using German here, so … go with the flow.

The following recipe is formula based and makes about 3 pancakes per person. I also dabble in variations of it as it is a very forgiving kind of recipe. The only problem you could have is that it could be too thick and would not spread enough in the pan, thus yielding thicker pancakes. The first one is the tell-tale one with which you can adjust your batter. Just add more liquid if need be! My pancakes usually turn out to be about 1/8″ to 1/6″ thick, NOT paperthin like crepes. They have some meat to them, like a good old German gal 😉  Today, I had some sourdough left over, so I substituted that for part of the flour and milk. It made for a very aromatic, light pancake. Sometimes, I use hazelnut meal or almond flour for about 1/3 of the flour. Depending on what flour you use, you might need to add a bit more milk as already mentioned above. On with the recipe:

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June 26, 2009

Brotzeit and No-Knead Bread

by heikes3

And now that I have told a few people about this page, I will actually put more on here. It is not that I stopped baking and cooking, but kids, school and just stuff kept me from giving this blog real consideration. Well, no, I don’t really have sooo much more time, but I am willing to cut some out here and there, as we are diving into our own culinary adventure (more later).

After coming back from Germany, colder temperatures there, I am back in the Georgia heat.

Gosh, it’s hot here, but it gives me the excuse for lots of “Brotzeit” dinners.

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