I made it today for friends that came over for a playdate. Take a look:
Here's the recipe from foodnetwork.com in case you want to try it:
- 3 large eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 cup milk, warmed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons vegetable shortening
- Confectioners' sugar
- Marinated Berries or Glazed Apples and Pears, recipes follow
- Serving suggestion: Maple syrup
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, salt, sugar, milk, vanilla, and butter. Whisk in the flour to make a smooth batter. Set aside.
Heat a well-seasoned 10-inch cast-iron skillet in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove and brush the inside with the shortening. Pour in the batter and bake for 15 minutes.
Lower the oven to 350 degrees F. and continue baking until puffed and golden brown, about 13 to 15 minutes more. Run a knife around the edge of the skillet. Sift the confectioners' sugar over the pancake. Serve immediately in the skillet with maple syrup, marinated berries, or glazed apples and pears.
We also had a couple of other treats! :)
Not all of our playdates involve such treats but today we decided to spruce it up a bit. It was a yummy morning!