Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Souffle Pancakes


We were watching an episode of Diners, Drive In's and Dives and Chef made these pancakes. Since we are breakfast freaks we knew we had to give them a try.  The recipe on the The Food Network was for a huge amount of batter and no specific measurements were given,  so we used The Googler and found this recipe.  We doubled it and it was enough for 4 in a 12 inch pan.

It was delicious, and will be on our regular breakfast rotation for the foreseeable future!

Ingredients:

4 eggs yolks
1 cup half & half
2/3 cup flour
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
6 egg whites
pinch of cream of tartar
Chopped fresh fruit

Instructions:

Preheat the broiler in your oven. Alternately, preheat your oven to 400°F

Beat the egg yolks and half and half in a large bowl until well mixed. Slowly whisk in the flour, stirring just until combined, then whisk in the butter, sugar, salt, and vanilla. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric beater until they form soft peaks. Gently fold the whites into the batter, folding just until the whites disappear. You don’t want to flatten your egg whites, lest you compromise the fluffiness of your lovely souffle.

Lightly grease a 12-inch nonstick ovenproof pan and set it over medium-high heat for one minute.

Pour the batter into the hot pan and reduce heat to medium. Cook the pancake for 5 minutes, until the batter begins to firm up a bit. Drop chunks of chopped fruit onto the surface of the pancake.

Place the pan 5 inches below the hot broiler, or if you don’t have a broiler, slide the pan into the preheated oven. Bake for 2-3 minutes, or until the pancake is puffed up and center is set but still soft.

Watch carefully to make sure the top doesn't burn! These things tend to head south pretty quickly, so don’t walk away from your oven while the souffle pancake is baking.

Slide the pancake onto a plate using a spatula. Dust with powdered sugar and more fruit, if you like. Eat immediately.

2 comments:

Laura said...

I can't believe no one has commented - this recipe from your blog was mentioned on the food network website, in response to people looking for the recipe for a souffle pancake that was featured on Diners, Drive-ins & Dives' episode entitled, "Real Deal Diners" (it is airing again on Friday, March 17,2017 at 3 PM on my cable provider). I haven't made this yet, but intend to next weekend when my granddaughter comes to visit. Thank you for the recipe! Here is the link - your recipe was mentioned in the comments.
http://www.foodnetwork.com/restaurants/ca/berkeley/bettes-oceanview-diner-restaurant

Amelia Engel said...

I just saw the Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives episode and the restaurant featured, that makes this, is Bette's Oceanview Diner on Fourth St in Berkeley. I live in the Bay Area and have had this many times...it is absolutely delicious and I've never found anything like it. Thanks for posting this recipe - I definitely will give it a try if I'm not up for trekking out to Berkeley to visit!

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