Tuesday, February 13, 2018

German Pancake with Easy Fruit Compote for #BreadBakers

I am pleased to announce that I am hosting our Bread Bakers event this month.  Of all the groups to which I belong, the Bread Bakers group is the one that takes me out of my comfort zone most often. I am very grateful to Stacy of Food Lust People Love for starting this group and for allowing me to be a part of it.

BreadBakers#BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. Follow our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated each month on this home page.

We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.

If you are a food blogger and would like to join us, just send Stacy an email with your blog URL to foodlustpeoplelove@gmail.com.

I asked to host this month because we celebrate National Pancake Week during the last week of February so I thought having pancakes as a theme would give our readers plenty of time to plan their own pancake celebration.

We are also sharing this post on Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday as we call it.  Shrove Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday, when Christians world wide begin 40 days of abstinence and fasting for the Lenten Season leading up to Easter Sunday.

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Tradition has us using up all of our flour, sugar, butter, eggs etc. to prepare ourselves for the fast. It is celebrated in different ways in different countries but there is always lots of feasting, fat eating and gorging.

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Whether you indulge in Pancakes or Paczki or both I hope that you enjoy your celebration and wish you peace as we prepare for our Lord's death and resurrection.  

These German Pancakes, that I am sharing with you today, are perfect for National Pancake Week even if you are observing a Lenten Fast.  They are not overly sweet and they can be filled with fresh fruit rather than the compote that I am sharing with you today.

One pancake was plenty large enough for two adults and one toddler as today is also Toddler Tuesday in our household, or it would be if I were home.  As you read this, we are enjoying our final day in sunny California, visiting my brother and his family.  We leave to head home tomorrow morning.

If you abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, this would make a wonderful Valentine's Day breakfast to share with your love tomorrow morning.  

I'm really looking forward to everyone else's pancakes being shared today.  We have pancakes from all over the world.  You will find links at the bottom of this post.

German Pancake with Easy Fruit Compote

3 eggs
1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. milk
pinch of salt
1/2 t. vanilla
2 T. butter
powdered sugar, if desired
1 c. frozen mixed fruit, thawed. I used a strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, mango blend
1/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. water
1/2  t. cinnamon

Place the eggs, flour, milk, salt and vanilla in a blender and blend until smooth.  Set aside.

Place the butter in a cast iron skillet and place it in the oven.  Preheat oven to 400*.  When oven is preheated, carefully remove skillet, using a potholder over the handle, and swirl the butter to coat the pan.  Pour the batter into the hot skillet and return to the oven.  Bake for about 15 minutes, until puffed and golden.

While pancake is baking, place the fruit, sugar, water and cinnamon in a small skillet. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until slightly thickened.  Transfer to a bowl and set aside.

Remove pancake from oven and transfer to a plate. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.  Serve with compote, fresh fruit or extra powdered sugar and lemon wedges.  Print Recipe

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  1. That's a perfect pancake for three! Love the fruit compote too. So easy.

  2. Dutch baby pancake is such a show stopper. Perfect breakfast treat and with all those berries, it looks delicious.

  3. Wendy, loved the write up. The pancakes are lovely and the fruit compote makes it look so delicious.

  4. Lovely looking pancake.... perfect for brunch on a Sunday with loads of fruits.

  5. These German pancakes look so good! The fruit compote adds to it very nicely. I tried to make pancakes the other day and while they tasted good they came out looking a mess :P

  6. I love these pancakes the fruit compote definitely will hit the spot. Will check with my kids and try it out for their evening tea. I know but you know teenagers...

  7. Perfect and filling breakfast pancakes, love the mixed fruit filling on top.


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