Puff the Magic Pancake
Yummy treats to make for the kids and you! Always make sure you ask the ‘rents for permission first before using their kitchen and to clean up the mess afterwards.
What You’ll Need:
• 4 teaspoons butter (not margarine)
• 1/2 cup whole milk
• 2 eggs
• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
• 1/2 cup flour
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• Pinch of nutmeg (freshly grated is best)
• 2 teaspoons powdered sugar
What You’ll Do:
-Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Spray 4 custard cups with nonstick cooking spray and put on a cookie sheet. Place 1 teaspoon butter in the bottom of each cup, then put the cookie sheet in the oven for 5 minutes to melt butter to sizzling point. Remove cookie sheet from oven and set aside. Make sure the kids are away from the hot cookie sheet at all times.
-In a small mixing bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, and vanilla. Add flour, salt, and nutmeg, whisking to blend into a smooth batter.
-Ladle equal amounts of pancake batter into each of the 4 cups, then return to the oven and bake 10 to 15 minutes. You will be amazed to see how these pancakes “magically” puff while baking!
-Remove cookie sheet from oven. Be careful! The custard cups will be very hot. Pancakes may be removed from custard cups and served on plates or serve in custard cups. Garnish pancakes by sprinkling each with 1/2 teaspoon powdered sugar.
These puff pancakes sink down quickly in the center. The sunken hole is a perfect spot to spoon on delicious toppings! Serve with maple syrup, yogurt, or fresh fruit.
Credits: From Batter Up Kids: Delicious Desserts and Batter Up Kids: Sensational Snacks by Barbara Beery. Reprinted with permission of Gibbs Smith, Publisher.