Oh my God, I know I should be commenting about the pancakes, but those two cuties…. I want to eat them up instead! You’re children are beautiful. (And appear to be pretty handy in the kitchen, too!) Nicely done, J.
Jaden, I really enjoyed this post, your pancake looks amazing and your boys are the cutest Eurasian boys I’ve ever seen!! Lemme at their cheeks! It’s so wonderful that the boys are involved in the kitchen , I just know they will be great cooks one day!
Jaden, your kids are adorable and looks to me like chefs in the making. 🙂
The pancake look absolutely delicious with the fruits and cream.
Question: Do I have to use a skillet to make these? (can I use something else? Like maybe a small pie or cake tin) Only because I haven’t got a smaller skillet that will fit in the oven and if I make a big one, I will have to eat it all myself!
German pancakes, what a great idea! And I don’t know about you, but there’s so much fresh fruit sitting around my kitchen threatening to go bad — it’s a perfect way to use it up.
Love the photos of your boys. I have lots of pictures of my son helping in the kitchen over the years, from when he needed a stepladder to reach the counter to when… he didn’t anymore (he’s 6′-2″). It’s great for kids to have cooking be integrated into their lives. Mine (19 now) just got his first apartment and the housewarming present he requested? A Cuisinart mini-prep and my recipe collection.
NY Girl- When u gonna have kids?!? 🙂
Ellie- Please post your photos when you make them!
Carol- Sometimes the kids ask for the pancake for dinner too. So they told me to tell you if you got nothin’ in the kitchen for supper you can have this.
Coffee- thank you and welcome to the mad mad world of steamy kitchen! i love the photo of the espresso on your website. did you pull that shot?!?
Garrett- thank you!
Ape- oh my kids would eat her up!! 3 hours of babysitting and she’ll feel like limp sausage.
Amy- we’ll have to try the cast iron next and see what shapes come out.
Ninja- I once tried to “chinese-ify” the german oven pancake and topped with canned lychees and longan. Do you know what the rugrats did? Put the fruit on each of their fingers and pretended they were lychee monsters! I remember I used to do that too….and I used to get in SO much trouble for disrespectin’ the fruit!!
Ilva- Whats the Swedish name for the pancake?
Katswan- We have a loooooong ways to go to reach 15! It seems like forever but everyone always tell me that it goes by lightening fast.
East West- Thank you!
Ilingc- no skillet needed. Try a cake pan, baking sheet…whatever you have that will go in a hot oven. Just spray with cooking spray or use a paper towel to lightly grease. Don’t use non-stick as the temperature is just too high for safe Teflon use. This weekend we’ll be pouring it directly on a lg baking sheet just to see what happens!
Joey- Aw, thanks! They told me they were doing a cooking show just like Paula Deen, except they call her “Paula Bean” LOL!
Inne-I was so lucky to get fruit that was perfectly ripe at the farmers market. I wish I had some blackberries in there…
Amrita- thanks! the colors of the fruit were just so vivid. It took us about an hour to eat all of that pancake + fruit!
LPC- LOL that look is priceless!!
Lemongrass- thank you!
Lisa- Its great that you’ve instilled a love of cooking in your son!
Sophia- you’ll have to post a pic and I’ll link to it! that is…if you remembered to take a picture of it before devouring it!
I have lots of exclamation points this morning! Too! much! coffee!
My grandmother whose mother was German used to make that pancake for me. I don’t make it all that often but it’s a great Sunday morning treat, for sure. I’ve adapted it to New England by drizzling a bit of maple syrup over it. My grandmother would drizzle honey and sometimes a few toasted chopped nuts.
Oh man, are those kids ever cute! It looks like you’re having a lot of fun. I do admire people who cook with their kids. This week I have two of my nephews staying with me (ages 3 and 6) and we’re having a great time here too.
Hi, Jaden. Loved the expressions of your handsome sons. 🙂
I made German Oven Pancake twice from a recipe from a pancake-loving site in care2.com. Yes, it’s so entertaining to watch it rise crazily and randomly.
Your kids have big beautiful eyes…if I were just 30 years younger….hee heee…
Your kids have potential in baking….:) unlike me…
I just had a fruit bowl like that , with no pancake of course, to ward me off the summer heat. :O
I just found out such pancakes existed. Me and my sis made them and instantly fell in love. I would be making them weekly too if it wasn’t summer! It’s so easy and fancy. Though the recipe we tried didn’t have sugar…that’s what’s missing, haha.
And of course, adorable adorable kids!
that looks amazing! i just watched an episode of good deal with dave lieberman where he made german oven pancakes and thought they looked pretty good, but yours looks phenomenal! i’m a sucker for fresh fruit! and your kids are gorgeous! do they do dishes, too?
I have my great-grandmother’s German pancake skillet … seriously, that’s what it has always been called, though it’s really just a nice 9-inch cast-iron skillet, perfectly seasoned over the course of a century. But German pancakes are what were always made in it, until I inherited it and started using it for bacon and hash and other pancake-friendly seasoning agents (no fish!).
My recipe is just half-cup flour, half-cup milk and three eggs, all whisked together in a measuring cup and poured into the well-buttered pan. No sifting or spooning, and it still turns out great every time.
When I was getting ready to move to South Dakota, Mom came out of the house with the pan and gave it to me. I will always remember that moment, because I know how reluctant she was to part with it, and I hadn’t so much as hinted that I wanted it. It never occurred to me that she would give it up. That makes it even more special.
But she can still come visit it! I cook for her with it when she does.
These photos of your cute boys are such treasures…we might not know it now, but truly this is how our lives should be filled with…thanks for making me smile. Pancakes come second in this post! Hahaha….