The beginning of the syrup
See the nice caramel color? It's almost done.
The pancakes in the oven
The pancakes get wonderful mountains in them that the children love to watch. They deflate after a few minutes out of the oven, though.
The syrup looks and tastes just like caramel
Here's the recipe for German Pancakes:
1 cup milk
1 cup flour
1/2 t. salt
1 - 2 T. butter, melted (I always use two)
Put all of these ingredients into a blender and process until smooth.
Pour into a greased 13x9 casserole dish. (It seems to work best if you stay with this size.) Bake uncovered at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
While it is baking, this is the syrup we like.
3/4 c. buttermilk (or 3/4 c. milk and 1 T. vinegar and wait for 5 minutes)
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 stick butter
2 T. corn syrup
1 t. baking soda
2 t. vanilla
Bring the first 5 ingredients to a boil and boil for 7 minutes, or until the color resembles a nice caramel color. Remove from heat and add the vanilla. Serve.
1. The syrup gets very frothy as it cooks, so be sure to use a much larger pan than you think you need.
2. I always make a double batch of syrup and use the leftovers as an apple dip. Yummy!