Saturday, February 28, 2009

Pop Up Pancakes

I was looking for a German pancake recipe and got distracted when I ran across this instead from Make and Takes. The whole family seemed to like them, they are kind of on the egg-y side, but I guess that's what makes them puffy.
Get a load of how the shape turned out completely different in two different muffin pans.
Kinda strange, huh? But, the little cup shaped ones were perfect for holding a bunch of blueberries!

20 comments:

{Katie Lane} said...

That is so weird that each pan turned out so differently. I almost want to make them to see what outcome I would have :)

Mrs. Jelly Belly said...

These look fantastic - and versatile. I can't wait to make them. And I hope mine turn out in the little cup shape. :)

Brindi said...

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Julie said...

Aw, you're so sweet :)

Tanielle said...

Oh Yum. They look so good! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I will be back!

noble pig said...

They are really cute. Except my kids would freak if a whole blueberry was on their pancake!

Julie said...

Yeah, the crazy girl child won't eat berries either. But the boy will eat any kind of berry we throw at him. Not that we often throw berries at him.

5 Star Foodie said...

Those are so neat! I love the shapes and how you can fill them with various yummy things. Excellent recipe!

To answer your question on my blog - this is the first time I ever cooked with edible flowers actually and I was pretty skeptical about them but I liked the taste especially in the foam. It was a little bit sweet, a little bit nutty and a little bit tangy in flavors.

Donna-FFW said...

These look so good. Aslong as they are delicious, the shapesdont matter. I think they look charming!! Love them!

Reeni♥ said...

They look so yummy! I bet their are all kinds of ways you could serve them, savory included.

Marywin said...

I have come up for air to say these look scrummy.....right, back to it then.

The Blonde Duck said...

That's really cool! I would have never thought of that.

Joelle said...

Yum that looks really good! I am going to have to attempt that some time!

James said...

Pop up pancakes? German pancakes? What are you on about? These are Yorkshire puddings! :)

Traditionally in the UK we eat them with roast beef: http://www.thecotswoldfoodyear.com/2009/02/sunday-lunch-in-cotswolds.html. A true Yorkshireman would eat them on their own before eating beef to fill them up so they would eat less meat - that's economy. And the left overs would be eaten with jam for dessert - like what you've done here.

Different national cuisines are fun.

The trick to make them cup shaped is smoking hot oil in the tins, dry oven heat (nothing steaming) and keeping the oven door shut.....
http://www.thecotswoldfoodyear.com/2008/12/1001-kitchen-tips-41-top-tips-for.html

Julie said...

I had no idea. No I am an international cooker person.

What A Card said...

Oh my, that looks delicious. The top ones look like individual Yorkshire puddings. I think I'm going to try this for lunch today...perfect for such a snow covered day!

Tiffany said...

those look good. I wonder why the non-stick (at least it looked non-stick) pan made them cup shaped? Interesing.

Molly said...

That is incredibly weird that they turned out differently.

And now I feel compelled to watch that awful and ridiculous pancake puff commercial (which I have to admit, rather cracks me up)

Aunt Spicy said...

Ohhhhh, I love the ones that turned out as a cup...what a great idea for brunch!

jules said...

i came across this recipe on what a card's blog. my four year old and i made them for breakfast this morning and all i can say is YUM! we served them up with a dusting of powdered sugar, some fresh, sliced strawberries and a drizzle of maple syrup.

FWIW, mine turned out cup shaped in the smaller (12 cup) muffin pan. we have a confection oven, so maybe there is something to that dry heat philosophy?

i've never had yorkshire pudding; now i know! thanks for sharing!