Pancakes Crepes Pannekaker
Here I will unravel the mystery surrounding pannekaker, whether you call them Pancakes, Pannekaker or Pfannkuchen, in German or just about anything else.
Not only the French make crepes, but pancakes are made in many parts of the world and have many names.
Sometimes I make Norwegian pannekaker for lunch and serve them with fresh blueberry sauce and bacon. Yummy!
In our family, we call them pannekaker, but we are a bunch Norwegian Vikings, and wouldn't dream of calling them crepes - he-he.
Crepes are very thin pancakes, made without baking
powder and can be served for breakfast, lunch or dessert.
Fill the pancakes with anything delicious from your favorite berries to seafood.
Have a lovely Crepe breakfast get-together, and let your guests bring their favorite fillings. After showing a couple of fellows how to flip the crepes, you can sit back and relax.
Everybody loves a surprise... So why not surprise your kids. Make a quick pancake batter; spray your pan with oil; pour some batter in the pan, swirl the pan around and toss some blueberries on it and you have blueberry pancakes. I did and below is a picture of how they turned out.
Pancakes Crepes Pannekaker with
strawberries and whipped cream.
2 cups milk
2 cups water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cup flour
Whisk together ingredients until you have a smooth batter.
Let batter rest 15-20 minutes in the refrigerator. Whisk again before baking.
Rolled Pancakes, Crepes or Pannekaker
without filling .
Sometimes I use a crepe pan, other times I use my iron frying pan (8-10") works well. You don't have to run to the store for a special pan to make pancakes crepes pannekaker.
Distribute Coconut or olive oil in the pan using a silicon brush or paper towel. I like using a paper towel because it soaks up excess oil - you can keep using the same towel until you are done.
Heat pan to medium heat.
Use a ladle to pour about 1/2 cup batter into the pan. (10" pan)
I use a silicon-coated spatula with a rounded tip. Go around edges to loosen from the frying pan - insert the spatula under crepe to turn it.
They cook fast so you have to watch them carefully, otherwise, they will burn. They should be light golden in color.
Place pannekaker on a plate to fill later.
Stir together cottage cheese sour cream, cinnamon, and sugar. Spoon this mixture on the crepe.
Follow with 1 tablespoon strawberry sauce
Finish with 1 tablespoon or two whip cream.
Make into rolls and serve.
Place filling between each layer and top with whip cream, sour cream or yogurt, and delicious berries - looks beautiful and taste even better. Cut into pie shapes for serving.
Why not invite your friends to a pancake brunch. Perhaps a selection of seafood salads or spreads would please their taste buds, such as made with crab meat shrimp.
An egg omelet made with smoked salmon, scallions, and dill is another good filling.
These pancakes may be made up ahead and filled later. Also, they freeze well, filled or not.
Wondering if pancakes crepes and pannekaker are delicious? You bet - they are terrific.
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