Saturday, March 17, 2012

Green Day.

Dont'cha just love a holiday that only requires food coloring to make it special?

You're gonna wanna try this breakfast. 
Green or no green, it's mighty good laddies & lasses. 

I've posted this pancake recipe before, but here it goes again. 
(Thanks again to Joan who introduced us to the wonder of the German pancake)

And you're gonna want to use this Caramel Syrup on just about every breakfast item you will ever make. And don't feel too guilty, it is no worse than the nasty fake corn syrup masquerading as Mrs. Butterworth's maple syrup you might have been fooled into using. I truly didn't realize I had never had real maple syrup until just a few years ago. Aw, sweet American diet. It took a while to adjust to the real thing.

German Pancakes

6 eggs
1 cup flour
1 cup milk
pinch of salt

Food coloring (wheechever suits yer' fancy)

2 tbsp melted butter

Preheat oven to 400. Mix first five ingredients together until smooth. Pour melted butter into 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Pour mixture. Bake for approx. 20 minutes or until bubbled and springy to the touch.

Salted Caramel Syrup

1/2 cup sugar
3 tbsp butter
pinch of sea salt
1/3 cup heavy cream

{I just used whole milk, we were outta cream, it turned out just fine}

Cook sugar over medium/high heat in a saucepan until it melts and darkens into a golden color. {Sidenote: I had no idea sugar melts into liquid form entirely on its own with heat!! The wonder of chemistry!}
Add butter and stir. Add salt.
Slowly pour in cream and stir over low heat until sauce turns smooth.
{It will fizzle and steam when you pour the cream, and clump up. Don't worry, keep stirring over low and it will all eventually blend}

Recipe from SmittenKitchen.

Leprechaun Tea

Steamed milk
food coloring
Torani Vanilla Flavored Syrup

Mix to your satisfaction!

Happy Saint Patty's Day!!


andrea brionne said...

i love german pancakes! i didnt think of dying them green- great idea :)

you have such a cute family! love the photos on the side bar

Joan said...

Are you the cutest Mom ever?! So fun, Rae :)