Made this for a Sunday brunch. It looked like a monster when it first came out of the oven--really tall above the pan. Upon sitting, though, the sides fell. Straining the pureed raspberries to remove the seeds was a pain, but otherwise, this was darn good and very impressive. Served with breakfast ham. Probably won't make again because of the nuisance of the raspberries, but it was nice for a one time thing.
Custardy Oven Pancake with Mixed Berries
Sunset reader Jayne Bohannon of Gunnison, CO, contributed this poofy oven pancake, suomalainen pannukakku, which is like a cross between a Dutch baby and a French clafoutis. Her Finnish great-great-grandmother used to serve it at for family gatherings at the spa she started in Berkeley, CA. Bohannon adds a berry swirl and fresh fruit on top. Try it for dessert or brunch.
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- Calories: 267
- Calories from fat: 37%
- Protein: 8g
- Fat: 11g
- Saturated fat: 5.9g
- Carbohydrate: 35g
- Fiber: 3.5g
- Sodium: 328mg
- Cholesterol: 129mg
- 4 large eggs
- About 5 1/2 tbsp. honey, divided
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup flour
- 2 1/2 cups milk
- 2 cups raspberries, divided
- 1/4 cup butter, cut into chunks
- 1 pound strawberries, hulled and sliced (or use another favorite fruit)
- 1. Set an ovenproof 12-in. frying pan or 9- by 13-in. pan in oven and preheat oven to 425°. Whisk eggs, 1/4 cup honey, and the zest in a medium bowl to blend. Add salt, flour, and 1/4 cup milk and whisk until smooth, then whisk in remaining milk.
- 2. Purée 1 cup raspberries in a food processor until smooth. Strain; discard seeds.
- 3. Remove pan from oven; add butter and swirl until melted and golden. Pour in batter. Pour raspberry purée over batter in wide ribbons. Reduce heat to 400° and bake pancake until deep golden, 30 minutes. Let stand 10 to 15 minutes to firm up (pancake will fall).
- 4. Combine strawberries and remaining 1 cup raspberries and 1 1/2 tbsp. honey in a bowl; let stand at least 10 minutes. Add honey to taste. Spoon half of fruit over pancake and serve the rest on the side. Cut pancake into wedges.
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