German Puff Pancake


I like this easy recipe because it is so easy and versatile; perfect for a company breakfast. Powdered eggs can be substituted for fresh eggs and no one will be the wiser. If you have children age 6-12, this is an easy recipe to let them “help” you with.

1 cup boiling water
3/4 cup chopped dried apples, apricots, dates, raisins or currants
4 TB butter
6 eggs
1-1/4 cup milk
1/4 tsp. salt
2 TB honey
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1-1/2 cup flour (freshly milled whole wheat pastry or kamut if available)
Powdered sugar or berry jam or jelly, if desired

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Pour boiling water over dried fruit to cover. Let stand to soften about 5 minutes. Drain. Meanwhile, melt butter in the microwave in a 9”X13” glass baking dish. Allow the butter to evenly cover the entire bottom of the baking dish. In a blender, combine eggs, milk, honey, salt, and vanilla. Blend lightly to mix. Add flour. Mix well in blender. With a wooden spoon stir in drained, chopped dried fruit. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish. Bake 20 to 25 minutes until puffy and golden brown. If desired, sprinkle with powdered sugar, or serve with strawberry, raspberry, or your favorite jam or jelly. Serve immediately. Makes 4-6 servings.