I love to make pancakes for my family…except for the standing over the stove and making them part ;) I've noticed that pancake-making seems to fall into two scenarios when hungry kids are involved–1)the pancake-maker in question stands at the stove making batch after batch until everyone else is full and then gets (if lucky) to sit down and eat a couple him or herself OR 2)the pancake-maker simply scarfs down a couple of pancakes right out of the pan while standing over the stove making batch after batch.
Neither scenario results in that Norman Rockwell pancake-eating family togetherness that one imagines while whipping up a batch of batter.
The solution? A pancake (sort of) baked in a casserole dish which can be cut into pieces to feed everybody. Genius, huh?
It looks all cool and puffy right after it comes out of the oven, and not so pretty moments after…but it still tastes as good.
I totally forgot to take a picture of this when I made it this weekend, so I'll add one next time I make it. If, of course, I remember 😉
Laaaazy Baked Pancake serves 4, can be doubled
3-4 Tbsp butter, melted
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Use the butter to grease an 8in square baking pan.
Whisk together all other ingredients, and pour into pan.
Bake for about 15 minutes, until golden, puffy and basically awesome looking.
Rush to the table and serve, cut into pieces (OR cut a couple of pieces to cool off in the fridge for your little ones 🙂
Serve with syrup, jam or cut up fruit.