Pancakes… Sort Of

Pancakes... Sort of

Poor Papa, he loves pancakes and french toast and he married someone who is more of a scrambled egg kind of girl. He really hoped our kids would like pancakes because, really what kid doesn’t like pancakes? Well, that would be our kids. No pancakes, french toast, or waffles can be coaxed past their lips. Recently he convinced Katrina to try a different kind of pancake — crepes — and much to his surprise she liked them. I think she really thought of them as more of tortillas — which she loves — and filled her crepe with cheese and sour cream. So last week she told us she wanted pancakes for dinner, the kind she likes. So Papa set out to make some crepes and realizing that most of us would need something a little more substantial came across a recipe for crepe quiche lorraine. They turned out to be very yummy, and pretty too. I had nothing to do with making them but I think they were pretty easy. They made an excellent last minute dinner for sure.


8 Responses to “Pancakes… Sort Of”

  1. 1 twiddletails January 19, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    Yummy, yummy, yum yum!

  2. 2 amandajean January 19, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    they look so delicious and fancy too.

  3. 3 laurie January 19, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    You could try German pancakes… or Danish pancakes. They are more like egg with a little flour and milk and then when baked pouf up so great. My kids love them and I bet if yours see them pouf up and then, soon after taking out of the oven, they flatten out will love them too. My kids like them with powdered sugar, I LOVE them with cream cheese, powdered sugar and lemon juice. I found a recipe similar to our favorite here:
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  4. 4 Missy January 19, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    Very pretty indeed! YUMMY- I’ll have to give them a try!
    PS- Your last post has inspired me to get my front room free of toys too. Looks great!

  5. 5 Papa Urchin January 19, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    I am not sure I would call the easy, but they weren’t hard. Making the crepes is definitely something you have to master. I also made some in ramekins which turned out to be a better size.

    As for the german pancakes, that is definitely something we had for dinner when I was growing up (though we called them big pancakes.) We used to eat them with cottage cheese and canned fruit. I am sure Katie would eat them with sour cream and cheese.

  6. 6 kathy January 20, 2008 at 3:00 am

    That’s too funny that you made these. We watched that episode with Alton Brown on Food Network last night and all decided it sounded fabulous. I think they’re most definitely going to show up on our dinner table this week!

  7. 7 Sonya January 20, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    I have this recipe for spinach pancakes and they produce the strangest, greenest pancakes you’ve ever seen.

  8. 8 socksformum January 21, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    Ewe…………..those look VERY yummmy! I have two little girls coming to stay with me at the end of the week. I just might have to try out your little girl’s pancakes on these little girls!

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