Cherry Pannekoeken

A cross between a pancake and an omelette, Pannekoeken (to the Dutch) or Pfannkuchen (to the Germans) makes a lovely breakfast no matter how you choose to pronounce it! Today we’re making this simple dish with cherries, for a sweet and cheerful twist.

cherry4Ingredients (Serves 4)

1 pint of pitted cherries (canned are fine), drained

1 1/2 tablespoons butter

4 eggs

1 cup flour

1 cup milk

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar


Step 1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees. As oven is preheating, place butter in a 2 quart casserole dish, and place dish in the oven for a minute or so to melt the butter. Remove from oven.

Step 2) Arrange cherries on bottom of casserole dish, and set aside.

Step 3) Combine all remaining ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Whisk briskly until ingredients are well blended.

Step 4) Gently pour egg mixture over cherries, and return casserole dish to oven. Bake for 25 – 30 minutes, until Pannekoeken is puffy and golden brown.

Step 5) Serve warm, dusted with confectioner’s sugar if desired.



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