If you have never had a German (or Dutch) pancake, you must try one! Not only are they super easy and fun to make, it is a fantastic cooking project for your little ones to make with you! This incorporating so many different things to help your toddler learn through play! Cooking exposes children to art, creativity, science, math, social scenarios while fostering language development, all while working on sensory motor engagement. So you are not just cooking with your little one, you are actually teaching through play!
- ½cup flour
- ½cup milk
- 1tablespoon sugar
- Pinch of nutmeg
- 4tablespoons butter
- Syrup, preserves, confectioners’ sugar or cinnamon sugar
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Combine eggs, flour, milk, sugar and nutmeg in a blender jar and blend until smooth. Batter may also be mixed by hand.
- Place butter in a heavy 10-inch skillet or baking dish and place in the oven. As soon as the butter has melted (watch it so it does not burn) add the batter to the pan, return pan to the oven and bake for 20 minutes, until the pancake is puffed and golden. Lower oven temperature to 300 degrees and bake five minutes longer.
- Remove pancake from oven, cut into wedges and serve at once topped with syrup, preserves, confectioners’ sugar or cinnamon sugar.