Puff Pancakes

Puff Pancakes

The Best Puff Pancakes

Puff Pancakes are amazing and I fell in love with them from the start.  My family, however, always called them Popeye Pancakes.  I don’t really know why.  All I remember is being very young when my older sister came home with the recipe, from the sleep over she had just had at a girlfriends slumber party.  She raved about them and my siblings and I have been eating them ever since.  I know that most folks call them German Puff Pancakes and that others like to cook them Dutch Oven style but, other than that, I can’t tell you the history behind them because honestly, I’m sorry to say, I’m not really interested. :-p

Puff Pancakes

Baking Puff Pancakes

One of the things you should know about Puff Pancakes is that they shrink down, considerably.  Clearly they get their name from the amount of poof the pancake gets when it puffs up during the baking but, after only a minute out of the oven, the size is drastically cuts in half.  So if you’re wondering what the hell happened to your Puff Pancakes when they deflate, like a flat tire, understand that this is completely normal.

Puff Pancakes

Additions for Puff Pancakes

The great thing about these pancakes is that you can add just about anything you want to them, including fruit or vegetable toppings.  You can even bake them into the Puff Pancakes themselves, if you prefer.  Other options can include Meats like ham, sausage or bacon.  Personally, I usually just prepare mine the way I show you how to do it in the Video Recipe Tutorial, only I usually make a larger batch for the whole family, like the picture above in the Casserole dish.  And this recipe is large enough to bake in a 9×13 Casserole dish, btw.  I like to cut it up into 8 equal servings and serve it with Maple Syrup or my Homemade Berry Syrup.

Other Breakfast and Brunch recipes you might be interested in are my Oreo Waffles, Potato Waffles with Cheese, Crepes with Cherry Topping and my Breakfast Burrito with Chorizo.  I also have an Ultimate Omelette and an Egg Bread Bowl you might want to check out.

Puff Pancakes Ingredients:

1/4 cup Butter
6 eggs
1 cup Flour
1 cup Milk
1 tsp Sugar
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Nutmeg
1 tsp Vanilla
Powder Sugar, optional

You want to bake these for 20-25 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit and be sure to watch the short video tutorial, for this Puff Pancakes recipe, and I’ll show you how easy these are to make.

Leg of Lamb with Sweet Chili Glaze

Leg of Lamb

Asian Style Leg of Lamb

This Leg of Lamb recipe is phenomenal and I’m not just saying that.  It’s got all of the flare and Sweet flavor that any Lamb recipe should have.  It’s succulent, tender and it’s got a nice caramelized glaze that just can’t be denied.  Some could argue that it’s Asian influence makes this a Hawaiian recipe but I didn’t consult any Asian or Hawaiian recipes before I put this together.  Though, I do have plenty of experience with the majority of these ingredients, the variety, I think will shock you.

Leg of Lamb

4 to 6 lbs Leg of Lamb

The secret to a great leg of lamb lies in the combination of a balanced flavor with a tender, slow and low roast.  How is this achieved?  Well, I’ve learned that beef is generally more pleasant to eat because of the saturated fats.  Lamb, however, has unsaturated fats that oxidize, giving it a stronger gamy taste that can tend to be a bit overwhelming.  Mustard and Vinegar can be applied to neutralize the process and minimize the unpleasant taste.  In this recipe, I’ve chosen to use Wasabi and it really does the trick.  And, you don’t have to be afraid of using it either.  Wasabi has a mixture of cabbages, horseradish and mustard that really evens out the flavor and there’s no unbearable heat either.  In fact there is no spiciness left in the meat, whatsoever.  And after the Sweet Chili Glaze caramelizes, you’ve got yourself one helluva Leg of Lamb!

Be sure to check out my Garlic Crusted Rack of Lamb, my Grilled Lamb chops with Pesto or my pan seared and baked Rack of Lamb with Aju.

Leg of Lamb with Sweet Chili Glaze Ingredients:

1 Leg of Lamb, 4-6 lbs.

4 Garlic Cloves
1.5 oz Wasabi Paste
1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
1 tbsp Honey
1/2 tsp Anchovy Paste

Glaze
2 tbsp Garlic Bean Sauce
2 tbsp Hoisin Sauce
4 tbsp Sweet Chili Sauce

Garnish
2 tbsp Toasted Sesame Seeds
2 tbsp Fresh Mint, chopped
1/4 cup Pineapple, diced
1/4 cup Mango, diced

Follow the instructions in the Leg of lamb with Sweet Chili Glaze video tutorial and I’ll show you exactly how to make this recipe.

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