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Friday, January 1, 2010

German Pancakes and a New Year's Wish from "Savor the Moment"

This fabulous quote and recipe for delicious German Pancakes are both found in "Savor the Moment." The pancakes are so easy to make - perfect for a light weekend breakfast after all your holiday indulging. Danke schön to the Junior League member who submitted this tasty recipe! "A New Year's Wish" was originally published in The Delineator Magazine, a women's journal of fashion, culture and fine arts published from 1873-1937. It seemed perfect for today's post - Happy New Year!

"A New Year's Wish" (pg. 16)
"What better wish can be given you than that in the coming year you may never lose an old friend, but gain many new; that you may never do an unkindness, for which you may be sorry; that while God's sunshine is upon you, then will not be forgotten the blessing of it. That when clouds arrive, you will think with joy of the possibility of sunshine; and that on the gay opening day of the year, you will remember 'If all the year were playing holidays, To sport would be as tedious as work.'" The Delineator, 1882.

German Pancakes (pg. 96)
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
4 eggs
1 cup milk
1 cup flour
Melt the butter in a 9 x 13 inch pan in the oven as it preheats. Process the eggs at high speed in the blender for 1 minute. Add the milk gradually, processing constantly. Add the flour gradually, processing constantly. Process for 30 seconds longer.
Remove the baking pan from the oven and tilt to coat the bottom evenly with melted butter. Pour the pancake batter into the hot pan. Bake at 425 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve hot with lemon slices and confectioner's sugar or maple syrup.
Serves six


  1. German pancake looks and sounds quite interesting! Thanks for sharing the New Year's Wish, it's beautiful! Happy new year!

  2. I love German pancake. Thanks for reminding me of this recipe. I haven't made it for a long time.


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