So we had this all the time growing up!!! Or rather, every time we had it, it was very memorable. This is ridiculously simple, but absolutely delicious. Little puddles of butter get on top of the "pancake" (translate- scrambled eggs and flour's love child) and then absorb the powdered sugar to become a little bit of yum on this otherwise savory eggy creation. Make no mistake- this is a sweet and not healthy. It's best served sliced like a pie in wedges as an accent to some fresh fruit or something else to purge yourself of the decadence. My mom always used to marvel at the variability- sometime it would puff up dramatically, and other times would be virtually flat- it's never the same shape twice.
I was thrilled to see this was in a cookbook other than the Boston Museum of Fine Arts' cookbook- it's too good to be secret!
david eyre's pancake-- Known in my house as BREAKFAST PANCAKE
Originally adapted by my mom from the Fine Arts Cookbook, 1967 edition
adapted from Amanda Hesser's Essential New York Times Cookbook as seen in Daily Salt
serves 2 to 4
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole milk
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
4 tablespoons salted butter (I like the salted butter especially well)
2 tablespoons confectioner's sugar
juice of 1/2 lemon (optional, I never used that, but I like the thought)
Heat the oven to 425F. Combine flour, milk, and eggs in bowl. Beat lightly. Batter will be lumpy - do not overmix.
Melt the butter in a 12-inch skillet with a heat-proof handle. When it is very hot, pour in the batter. Bake for 15-20 min, until pancake is golden brown.
Sprinkle with sugar. Sprinkle with lemon juice if desired.