Thursday, May 20, 2010

Pancake with Fruit


I tried out this recipe from The Cookery Blue Book, by Society for Christian Work of the First Unitarian Church [1891], because I was in need of a snack and I didn't have very many ingredients.

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Pancake with Fruit
Take 4 eggs, a cup of cream or rich milk, and flour enough to make a thin batter. Add a little fine sugar and nutmeg. Butter the griddle and turn the batter on. Let it spread as large as a common dinner plate. When done on one side, turn it, as a pancake. Have some nice preserves, and spread over quickly. Roll the cake up, place on a flat dish, sift on a little powdered sugar and cinnamon, a little butter, if you wish, and serve hot. Be careful and not make the batter too thin.

Verdict:
Eggs, milk, flour. That's basically all the ingredients. It is surprising how many delicious things start with eggs, milk, flour, and butter. It's basically a crepe. But crepes sound so fussy. Things don't always have to be complicated. Eggs, milk, flour, done.

If you're looking to try a historical recipe, but don't have weird ingredients, a love of organ meats, or any culinary knowledge whatsoever, this one is for you. Just add flour. It's okay. Go on. Be brave. What's the worst that can happen? Your pancake is a little thinner or a little thicker. It will still be delicious. I believe in you.

Even if you're not interested in the history, give it a go. It's tasty, easy, and doesn't require very many ingredients.

6 comments:

Bethany said...

This is a recipe I can get behind! YUM!

Kathleen said...

we had crepes just a few nights ago. Florentine!

It's hard to mess up a pancake.

In Oz said...

Mmmm foooood.... I just made gluten-free peach cobbler for us. Non-wheat food...is lame. Just so you know. Yay for crepes :-).

Jana said...

Nice work! Peach cobbler is one of the joys of life. Have you ever been to crockpot365.blogspot.com? She does all her stuff gluten-free. And in the crockpot, which is usually tasty!

llindenberger said...

These turned out just like my Mom used to make, yum. Of course my mother served them for lunch with bologna and American cheese rolled inside. Then dessert with cherry pie filling inside. You know, because we were so sophisticated as kids. (Can you smell the sarcasm?) :)

Jana said...

What a nice mom!