Make a stack of crepes, brush on some butter, sprinkle lemon juice and powdered sugar, roll up and drizzle lightly with maple syrup. Outshines a stack of pancakes every time!
If you’re ever in Fort Worth and wanting an amazing breakfast, you can’t do much better than Ol’ South Pancake House on University Street. And if you’re a sweet breakfast kinda person, be sure to order the German Pancakes. You’ll end up with the server standing at your table, assembling your breakfast – a pile of crepes, buttered, with lemon and powdered sugar, then folded and served with syrup on the side. It’s so much lighter than a stack of traditional pancakes, but the lemon mixes with the syrup to create a magical sauce that is sweet and tangy and delicious!
However, if you’re not in Fort Worth, you can create this amazing experience for yourself, and it’s surprisingly easy. The hardest part is getting the swirl right to get them the perfect thinness to be light and not too filling. Just know that the first crepe hardly ever turns out right. Just snack on it while you’re making the rest, and you’ll get the hang of it!
Using a blender or immersion blender, thoroughly mix together the milk, eggs, butter, sugar, vanilla, and salt. Once fully mixed, add in the flour and blend again until smooth. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside at least 30 minutes to rest.
Heat a medium-sized non-stick skillet over medium heat. Lightly brush the bottom of the pan with butter, and pour about 1/4 cup of batter into the pan while gently swirling to create a thin layer that covers the bottom of the pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the edges are starting to pull away from the sides and the bottom of the crepe is lightly browned. Flip over and cook another 30 seconds. Set aside and repeat until the batter is completely used.
One at a time, brush each crepe with butter, then squeeze fresh lemon juice over it and add a dusting of powdered sugar. Roll into a tube, and repeat with the remaining crepes. Drizzle with maple syrup (or topping of your choice) and an additional squeeze of lemon juice.