When I started this blog it was going to be very serious and professional-like, as distinguished from my personal blog which is fairly silly and low-key. Then I started noticing which blogs I keep going back to: the ones with personality. The serious and professional ones? Not so much. I decided to lighten up.
Even so, it feels a little strange, putting a recipe on this blog. (Do I feel strange about recipes on other book blogs? Why, no. I've gotten great recipes from Books and Cooks and others. Maw Books even asks authors for their favorite recipes when she interviews them. I love that!)
Anyway, I just discovered a new blog, B&b ex libris--she mentioned Powells on another blog and my ears (eyes?) perked up. Turns out she's down in Corvallis, a couple hours away from me. Anyhow, she's having a contest to give away Katie Brown Celebrates and in order to enter I need to post one of my favorite recipes.
This is one of my family's favorite breakfasts. We call it Pannu Kakku, because we used to make a Finnish recipe of that name, but we lost the recipe or returned the book to the library or something. We found similar recipe in a church cookbook, but it's called Dutch Babies and we've since adapted it so it's probably not authentically Finnish at all at this point but we still call it Pannu Kakku because it sounds cooler than Oven Pancake and Babies baked in the oven? That's just gross.
I stole the picture off the internet, but this is the same dish we cook ours in. Turns out Pannukakku is one word.
1 Tbs. butter (this is way less than the original recipe calls for)
5 eggs or equivalent in Eggbeaters
1 1/4 cup milk
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 fresh lemon, sliced into wedges
1/2 cup powdered sugar
Melt butter in two 2-quart pans in a 425 degree oven.
Meanwhile, put eggs in a blender and blend for 1 minute on high. Slowly pour in milk, then flour, and blend 30 seconds. Pour batter into hot pan and bake 20-25 minutes, until it looks like that picture except without so much butter pooled in the top. Serve with lemon wedges to squeeze over the top and powdered sugar.
Serves 4 hungry people.