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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

DANKE SCHOEN......

We don't speak GERMAN...
but....
we love WAYNE NEWTON'S beautiful and swingy song,
"DANKE SCHOEN"...
In German, "Danke schön" is equivalent to the English "thank you very much". It is similar to the English "thank you kindly." The polite response is "bitte schön," which translates roughly to "You are very welcome".
and we love
GERMAN PANCAKES
(image from the net.).
i forgot to take a photo while it was still in the skillet...:(
 It is  ONE BIG PANCAKE,
cooked either in a regular, round CAKE pan
or, as I did,
in a cast iron skillet..
It rises...
then falls into
 light and delicious !
They are thin...almost like a CREPE...
and you can add just ANYthing to them to make a really special treat.
I hear MAPLE SYRUP is a really good choice...
(Mr. Sweet's favorite)

Since CHERRIES are one of my very favorite fruits,
this is what I added..
Sweet, yet tart and,
O SO DELICIOUS 
I buy the cans of TART CHERRIES (not the pie filling)
add a tiny bit of sugar, a little flour and water...
gently boil for a few minutes...they will thicken a little.
 Dishes given to us for an anniversary gift....
altho they aren't my "style", I do like them and have enjoyed them a lot.

1/4 cup butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
6 eggs, lightly beaten
1/8 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter in a medium baking dish. In a medium bowl, mix flour, milk, eggs and salt. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Bake on center rack in the preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, until golden brown. 

OH  HONEY
Love and kisses,
bj
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 MAKS of WEISSBUN
has a wonderful post on
REAL German pancakes today, too.
She was kind enuf to let me know about it and also
gave me a shout-out on her blog.
"Thanks so much, Maks"
She tells me that apples are mostly used with German pancakes.
I will use them the next time, Maks.

50 comments:

laurie said...

Oh yum,, one of my favs,, I love your table setting also,, the blue and white is so crisp and clean,,, this is making me hungry,,

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Oh man how good that looks. As I blogged about about 3 months ago since being diagnosed with diabetes, I have had to turn my food choices around. I have done real well. Just made an Amazing Coconut Pie with Splenda and Bisquik. HH does not like sweets so the Splenda does not even bother him. I guess it is dry where you live. My son is just sick about no rain in his part of Texas and we are drowning in Ky.
QMM

Kathleen Grace said...

I hae got to try these some day! I keep seeing them here and there and they look so good. Gotta go off the low carb thing to do it though:>)

Julie Harward said...

We love these, I always make them in a 9x13 and we call them "Monster Pancakes" because when the kids were little, they would run to watch them rise and fall through the oven window..like monsters! ;D

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your food always looks so much better than mine! How incredible...and I love cherries! Enjoy your evening, sweet friend! ♥

Vee said...

Hmmm, I'm wondering if your German pancake is the same as my Dutch Baby. I love those things.

You sound like a gal who might be waking at 3 in the morning to watch the royal wedding...

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Your anniversary gift is perfect for you! Your friend knows you love dishes ;o)

My mother always said Danke schön, and she isn't German. But my father is ;o) LOL

Debbie said...

Well, Danke, BJ. These look delicious!

I love tart cherries so your combination sounds delicious to me.

I love to sing that song in front of my daughters. It irks them because I'm apparently pronouncing it incorrectly and I actually only know one line: Danke Shoen, darling danke shoen...

I just sing the one line over and over.

Kathleen said...

Those look delicious, and I love cherries too!
Pretty dishes!

Cindy said...

No that looks YUMMY! Love your dishes :) Thanks so much for your visit and sweet comments!
Hope you are having a wonderful week!

Linda Chapman said...

Great post! I have a similar recipe called 'Dutch Baby.' I bake it in an iron skillet and it rises and then falls to form a bowl. While hot from the oven I prick it with a fork and sprinkle lemon juice over it and give it a dusting of 10X sugar. Then we fill it with sliced strawberries, blueberries, banana slices, fresh fruit of any combination! Topped with whipped cream it makes a delightful summer supper on a Sunday night!

Yours looks absolutely DELICIOUS!!!

Sarah said...

Yummy! German pancakes are one of my favorite treats. ~ sarah

Marnie said...

These look delicious as does your tablescaping! It's mid afternoon here in Oz, but I want to make these right now.
x Marnie

jeanne said...

Hi bj, I love crepes and German pancakes. My fave is lemon and powdered sugar. Mmmmm, so good I might make them tomorrow. I like your recipe.

We are having terrible weather with threats of tornado's. We are kind of afraid to go to bed until the threat is past. It is almost unheard of to have a tornado in the mountains, so I am not too concerned.

I am called Jeanne like if the i was there. I have been called Jeanne all my life but my first name is Sylva, again no i. Sylva was my grandmother's name but I have never used it. So we are both Jeanne/Jeanie and we both married a Bill. Sister friends for sure.

It is good to be home. I do not have plans to do anything for a while and no company is scheduled.Yay!

Have a wonderful day tomorrow.
Love, Jeanne

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That pancake looks wonderfully delish. I must try that easy recipe.

Blondie's Journal said...

Another great food post! This looks so good and so do your pretty dishes and napkins. They have a little bit of German/Dutch in them! Thanks so much for the recipe...I'm going to give it a go!

XO,
Jane

FABBY'S LIVING said...

oh, I love this post! That German pancake is tempting me, so I will try it Saturday morning! I also like your blue and white stoneware china...sooo 70's and early 80's! I must make a tablescape with mine from 1978! Thanks for sharing.
FABBY

Lori said...

Can you only make one at a time? Or does it make one big one that you cut up?

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Boy I haven't heard that song in a LONG time BJ! I've made Dutch Babies before but haven't tried German Pancakes, they look good! Also think your blue dishes have a bit of an European feel to them, good choice for this setting-enjoy:@)

Alexandra said...

These look so fabulous and I love the cherries and your tablescape. Also, great idea how you list fun memems on your blog. We have a fun one called Muffin (and Cupcake) Monday. Please link up a recipe if you have one you'd like to share. And it would be great if you would add up to your list! Thanks!


http://www.talkingdollarsandcents.net/strawberry-muffins-with-a-sweet-topping

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Your food always looks so wonderful! This is such a fun table -- love the cherry filling -- looks lucious!

Candace said...

I am going to surprise my honey with this yummy pancake. I am a huge fan of cherries so that would be perfect for me. Of course, I have access to the world's finest maple syrup so I might have to add some of that, as well. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Your table setting is beautiful! I've got to go get breakfast now.

Marlis said...

these look scrumptious!...going to have to try them.. the only German pancakes I've every had are the kartoffel pfannkuchen (potato pancakes).. I can see these with lots of berries and some whipped cream.. giggle.

Theresa said...

You should open a restaurant:) I would come! All of your food looks delicious and your beautiful blues are awesome! Have a blessed day, HUGS!

A Few Pennies said...

That looks so good--and your tablescape is pretty--love the blues going on there. I'm hungry. Patty

Mrs. Cherry Heart said...

Yummy....
I am hungry now!
I want to try this recipe "with cherries on top"

Thank you sweetpea,
Dolly

zaza said...

All looks very yummy!

I wish I could wave a magic wand and send you some of the rain we are experiencing here in eastern Ontario Canada!!

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady. Your pancakes look so good !!! I will be right over for some OK. Sweet lady no rain in Texas for over two months now.I hope you and your lovely family have a Great Week.
xxoo
Diane

Rita said...

I have made pancakes and I have made crêpres but never attempted german pancakes. Your look so wonderful with your blue deoor and the red cherries.
Gotta try these.
Rita

Shelia said...

Hi BJness! Oh, I love your gorgeous table! The dishes are so pretty and look Scandinavian to me! The blue and white is so pretty!
Now you know my mouth is watery!! :) You're too much!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi BJ, These pancakes look delicious! I can't believe I haven't tried them before. Vielen Dank für den Beitritt meines Parti.
(Thank you for joining my party)
Hugs,
Sherry

Sandy said...

Oh My, can I come for Crepes? They look wonderful and thank you for the recipe...
thank you also for your visit to my blog.. and becoming a new follower.. I'll be back to see what your cooking next...
Sandy

Donnie said...

What a wonderful presentation for breakfast/brunch. Lovely.

PEA said...

Now I have that song in my head! It made me remember seeing Wayne Newton as a youngster singing it on the Ed Sullivan Show...of course I was just a little bitty girl back then:-) lol I've never had German Pancakes but I've heard of them. Since you posted the recipe, I MUST make some!! They do look soooo delish and I think I'd have mine with whipping cream and strawberries. Yummmmm for sure:-) xoxo

weissbunt said...

Hi BJ,
just posted my own pancake post and linked it to yours :-). Your German pancakes look delicious . Most Germans will have their pancakes with "applesauce" if they are having them as a real meal, I guess. Have a wonderful day - maks :-)

Shug said...

I sure could eat a big ol' thing of pancakes right about now...
Went to the Dr. this week....don't think I'll be having pancakes for awhile...Seems....my numbers were not where they need to be...
I'll just enjoy looking at your pictures...that might bring a little satisfaction.
Hugs,
shug

Pattie T. said...

I am a nut for German pancakes, but have never made them myself. Thanks fro the recipe. Yours look delish and are beautifully presented.

Kate said...

We love German Pancakes especially with apples!

Jacqueline said...

Oh, we adore German pancakes too. I have never rolled mine, looks gorgeous that way. Cherries would hit the spot for me too. Now I will be crooning with Wayne everytime I make them.

AshTreeCottage said...

I love German pancakes! I have eaten them in restaurants, but have never made my own. I'm going to whip up a batch this weekend. David will be so impressed!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Designs By Pinky said...

BJ, we have never made German pancakes but Mr. S. makes crepes ans we love them. We use jelly and powdered sugar on them and roll them up. This was my kids FAVORITE breqakfast as kids. XO, Pinky

Entertaining Women said...

The lovely golds of your German pancakes against the clear blues of your tablescape make for a perfect setting. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Elaine said...

BJ...these are definitely something I want to try. I've heard of them but never made them. :)

Little Brick Ranch said...

When I was 16 I worked in a restaurant that specialized in German pancakes!! Although, I have never seen them folded and rolled. These look AMAZING!! Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friday. I hope to see you again next week!!

The Fajdich Times said...

Delicious! Your post was so cute:)

At The Picket Fence said...

My stomach is growling just looking at those! That sounds so delicious and since tomorrow is Pancake Saturday at our house we might just have to give them a try! :-) Thanks so much for linking this up to Inspiration Friday this week~
Vanessa

Miz Helen said...

Danke Schoen BJ,
For this beautiful German Pancake with all those lovely strawberries. Served on your beautiful blue and white table setting. I get so excited when I come to your house and know that I will always find a special treat. I just came in from "The Wedding", sigh, it was so beautiful and romantic, sigh, I am sure you attended as well. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

Jenn Erickson said...

Mmmm....I love German pancakes and yours look positively perfect! I love the way you complemented them with the cherries.

I also really enjoyed the mini lesson in the German language, and the fond reminder of the Wayne Newton song!

Visiting from the Tickled Pink party,
Jenn/Rook No. 17

Sherry said...

BJ,
These look awesome! I will have to try them! My husband is of German descent and likes all things like this. It sounds wonderful with apples. Yum! Thanks for linking it up! Did you enjoy the wedding? Kate looked beautiful didn't she, very royal!
Sherry

Michael Lee West said...

A divine pancake! I love that you cooked it in cast iron. XX00