Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tasty Tuesdays: #36

I don't know about you, but brunch is hand's down, my most favorite meal. Breakfast? Pshh, not going to get me out of bed. Lunch? Just give me some salad or soup and I'm ready to continue with my day. But combine breakfast and lunch AND give me an excuse to imbibe in champagne prior to 2 PM? I'm sold!

And if I'm being honest, I am quite particular in constructing my perfect brunch menu. It should feature something savory, something sweet, something fresh and of course, dainty champagne flutes filled with bubbly mimosas. If you're not one for lingering over a leisurely weekend brunch, I suggest you let this recipe provide you with inspiration to instate the tradition at least once a month.

Today's recipe would provide the sweet component for your brunch and really is quite the showpiece. I must say even I was pleasantly surprised as I witnessed this tasty treat puff up in the oven and I was equally pleased with the taste. It is truly a snap to prepare and would be perfect for a casual brunch or when entertaining guests.

Puff the Magic Pancake

1/2 C all-purpose flour
1/2 C milk
1 egg
1 egg white
1/2 tsp salt
2 T sugar
1 T butter

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

2. Combine flour, milk, egg, egg white, salt and sugar in a small bowl. Stir just until combined.

3. Melt butter in a medium skillet. Add batter and cook for one minute.

4. Transfer skillet to the oven and bake for approximately 14 minutes or until golden brown.

I suggest sprinkling the finished product with a dusting of powdered sugar and topping pieces with fresh strawberries and bananas.

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