Let’s fast-forward to tomorrow morning… or even Sunday morning. Chances are, you might have someone lying next to you in bed. Whether it’s your husband, wife or even the stranger that somehow became your soul mate at 2:05am in front of the pub as they broke a heel or split their pants and tumbled to the sidewalk, I’m not here to judge.
What I would like to do is let you in on a little breakfast treat that can quickly escalate you to HERO status.
Normally when my mother-in-law, Elaine, comes to stay with us, she’s always good for leaving something behind. Sometimes it’s a pair of shoes, a phone charger or even a pair of Capri pants…but this time, she left something far more valuable.
The recipe for an oven-baked skillet pancake.
If you want to surprise your husband, wife or especially good-looking bar-troll this weekend, consider this simple plate:
Oven-baked Skillet Puff-Pancake
- 1/4 cup of butter
- 3 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups of milk
- 1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup of flour
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 3 cups of fresh chopped strawberries
- Whipped Cream
- Brown Sugar
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
I use a cast-iron skillet and give it a quick spray of Pam around the bottom and edges. Add the 1/4 cup of butter and throw it in the oven (once pre-heated) until the butter is melted and almost bubbly.
Beat your eggs, milk, sugar, flour and salt together in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
Pour your batter into the skillet with hot butter and bake for 20-30 minutes, until puffed up and browned on the top. (NOTE: I USUALLY LET IT GO ABOUT 22 MINUTES AND YANK IT.)
After I pull the skillet from the oven, sometimes, I try and use and extra-large spatula to lift the pancake onto a cutting board, but you don’t have to. Cut it into wedges and plate.
Add strawberries, a few sprinkles of brown sugar and a dollop of whipped cream. (NOTE: IF YOU DON’T HAVE WHIPPED CREAM OR BROWN SUGAR, I’VE GONE STRAIGHT STRAWBERRIES, BUTTER N’ SYRUP ON THIS THING AND IT’S AMAZING, DON’T TELL MY MIL)
This breakfast literally takes about 30 minutes (5 minutes of prep + bake time) and the result is something that will either get you a second date or if you’re married like me, get you a few extra smiles throughout your day.
Hope you guys have a great weekend and feel free to send me your pictures of how this turned out on my Facebook page!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Adrian Kulp is a blogger, author, TV producer and full-time stay-at-home dad. His first book for Penguin Publishing, a comedic parenting memoir, debuted in May of 2013. He currently writes Dad or Alive, as well as for The Huffington Post. He’s a member of Target’s Inner Circle and a contributor to Kids in the House. He most recently produced ‘Modern Dads’ for A&E and moderated a panel on fatherhood at Dad Summit 2.0 in New Orleans in January of 2014.