My loyal followers may be aware that last week was the beginning of the Settlement Cookbook Challenge. Several of my friends, my brother’s friends and various and sundry other people are making one recipe a week from whatever version of the Settlement Cookbook.
This morning, there was a request for pancakes. I complied with a German Pancake from the 27th edition of the cookbook which was published in 1945. The recipe is posted below verbatim, from the cookbook.
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup flour
2 tbsp butter
Beat eggs until very light with Dover beater, add salt and flour, and the milk, beating all the time. Spread the bottom and sides of a 10 inch cold frying pan with the butter. Pour in the egg batter, have over very hot and bake 20-25 minutes, gradually reducing the heat. It should puff up at the sides, and be crisp and brown. Place on a hot platter and serve with powdered sugar and lemon juice. For larger frying pan, double the recipe.
I have no idea what a Dover beater is so I didn’t use one. I used my Vitamix on the lowest possible setting so the batter didn’t get too frothy. The verdict was that this baked pancake was a little more eggy than the ones I usually make from the King Arthur Flour cookbook. That didn’t stop anyone from eating it, of course. I get the sense that eggs in 2014 may be a little larger than eggs were in 1945. I’m not sure how to adjust for that. If you have any ideas, let me know!
We served them with either Elderberry syrup or maple syrup.