Mr. Schwartz and I had the most wonderful weekend. What did we do you ask? Well, we did whatever we wanted to!! No pressure and we loved it. Friday, we went over to my brother and sister (in law's) house to see the girls and played Monopoly....Mr. Schwartz killed us all. On Saturday my mom came down to help me paint our bedroom and Mr. Schwartz worked on stripping, sanding and staining our dresser. My sister called on Saturday evening and we went over for pizza and beer. We played with the girls on the porch and it was a perfect end of summer night.
Sunday we woke up ready to take on the world, cleaning, laundry, more staining and putting away things. What better way to start off a day like that than a puffy pancake. Have you heard of these things? There is a restaurant we went to a while ago called Pannekoeken that serves these puffy baked pancakes. We went there for the first time with four of my college girlfriends when I first moved down to the Twin Cities area. They come out of the kitchen saying "PANNNNEEKOOOEKEEEEN" because you have to eat them quickly or they will fall and everyone in the restaurant deserves to know when you order a pannekoeken. But really they are quite delish and very easy to make.
Give them a shot next weekend and you will be ready to take on the world.
Music Selection: You and I by: Lady Gaga. I have not been able to stop listening to this since I saw the music video premiere with my mom on Friday. Weird video, great song.
30 minutes later, this golden beauty will come out of the oven. One side got a little outta hand but, that's okay. Mr. Schwartz didn't mind one bit.
Puffy Baked Pancakes
2 tbs butter
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
Dash of nutmeg and cinnamon
Powdered sugar (for dusting)
Maple syrup (for serving)
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Put the butter in the bottom of a pan--either 9in pie pan or 9x9 baking dish. Place pan into oven to melt the butter while you prepare the batter.
Combine the eggs, flour, milk, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon. Do not over mix this, just whisk until combined and there are no lumps.
Pour the batter into the pan with the melted butter. Do not mix.
Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes or until golden brown. Top with powdered sugar and serve with maple syrup immediately.
Recipe adapted from: The Betty Crocker Cookbook