Saturday, June 7, 2014

German Pancakes & Buttermilk Maple Syrup for a Crowd

Sunday mornings can be quite crazy around here!  Besides me and Eric and my three kids, we also often have Eric's four boys on the weekends along with my sister's three kids who I babysit full time (including most Sundays).  Cold cereal can be expensive for a crowd that large.  How the heck did I end up with 10 kids???  German Pancakes are a quick and inexpensive breakfast (or even dinner!).  I like to pair it with fruit, like grapes or bananas and yogurt on the side.  German Pancakes are fabulous with regular syrup or jam, but I usually make a delightful homemade syrup when making them, just for fun!

German Pancakes for a Crowd

1/4 c. butter or margarine

12 eggs
2 c. milk
2 c. flour

Turn the oven on to 400.  Place the butter in a 4.8 qt (bigger than a 9x13 pan) baking pan and place in the preheating oven.  Meanwhile mix the remaining ingredients in your blender.  It will be FULL, but it will fit.  I usually start with only 1 cup of milk with the eggs and flour, mix it really well in the blender and then add the last cup of milk and mix it on low just until blended.

Move the pan around to even coat with melted butter, pour the blended mixture on top of the butter and bake at 400 for 18-20 minutes until done.  That's all there is to it!  Cut into squares and serve.

Buttermilk Maple Syrup

Boil together for a few minutes in a med-large saucepan:
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 c. buttermilk
1/2 c. butter
2 TBSP molasses
dash salt

Remove from heat and add: 
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp maple flavoring
2 tsp vanilla

Mixture will foam up at first, but will settle as it cools.  Serve warm or at room temperature.   Store leftovers in the fridge.  Will stay good for a week or so.

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