Monday, September 28, 2009

Fun Breakfast Idea

We have a dear friend who worked with us in Singapore and is now living in Amsterdam. Though she is too young to really be a grandma, she acted as a grandma to my kids. When we worked with mostly singles, she was my friend with whom I could always tell my latest baby story. Our first year in Turkey was a hard one. She flew here to visit us. We talked, prayed, cried, laughed. She read to my kids and tucked them in bed. She helped me make Thanksgiving lunch without traditional ingredients. One legacy she left from that trip was the Puff Baby. She gave me this simple, delicious, non-healthy recipe which my kids request often.

Here it is:
1/2 cup flour
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup (or less) of butter
powdered sugar

Mix the flour, eggs, and milk. Melt butter and pour in a glass or metal dish. Pour the egg/milk/flour mixture in. Bake it at 400 degrees for 20 minutes and let your kids peer into the oven. It puffs up HUGE. When you take it out, sprinkle the powdered sugar on it and serve. It is best in a pie pan because you get a bigger puff, but we have to triple it these days and rather than wash 3 pans, I put it in this giant square dish.
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whimzie said...

We are definitely going to have to give that one a try!

And it has eggs and that's healthy, right?

Melanie Keffer said...

Okay . . . We'll try that one! My kids love stuff like that.

I'll make that for a snack this afternoon and let you know how it turns out!


P. S. Feel free to pass on any recipes!! I love to try other people's recipes. Kathleen brought some great ones back from France.

P. S. S. And I agree with whimzie that being homemade gives it some health value - milk and eggs!

Melanie Keffer said...

Sara . . . Have you ever tried baklava? Kathleen makes homemade baklava and has since she was in middle school. I can't remember how she got into that but she takes the time to butter the nine million layers of pastry individually and so forth. She made it for her teachers in high school and makes it for us at Christmas time.

becca said...

sounds like a german pancake. I made one of those things a while back. mmmmm And hey, it is full of nutrients, so its only unhealthy if for some reason you can't have all that stuff :)

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