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Do you have kids who love to cook? I do! They are always wanting to help in the kitchen and have gotten very good at some of our regular recipes. Today we are doing a kids cooking lesson with German pancakes! This is a long-time family favorite that I used to eat when I was a kid. My kids love it and we make it regularly. My big kids have this recipe down. So today, my oldest daughter is going to teach how to make them! I also have a printable visual recipe to help you teach your younger kids how to make them.
This post is part of the Virtual Book Club for Kids series and today’s featured book is If you Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff. At the bottom of this post, you can see more fun ideas related to pancakes.
If you are not familiar with Laura Numeroff’s books, you definitely need to read some with your kids. They have always been some of our favorites. It’s a fun series!
Has your family made German Pancakes before? If not, you need to try them! Plus, it is an easy enough recipe that you kids can make them, too! Following is the recipe.
German Pancakes Recipe
1 c. Flour
1 c. Milk
1/4 tsp Salt
1 Tbsp. Butter
1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
Directions: Preheat the oven to 425º. Put the butter in a square baking pan and place in the preheating oven to melt for about 5 minutes. Tilt the pan to get butter all over the bottom and sides of the pan. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs. Add the milk and vanilla. Mix in the flour, and salt. Mix until most of the lumps are gone. Remove the pan from the oven and pour in the batter. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden on the edges and very puffy. Cut in squares and serve hot with syrup, or lemon juice & powdered sugar. Serves 4-5.
Want to try a bite? We like ours best with lemon juice and powdered sugar!
Kids Cooking Lesson:
Now you have to watch my darling girl teach you how to make them. Be sure to not miss her dance moves in the middle!
It’s fun to help one of your children explore something they are passionate about and my daughter is definitely passionate about cooking. We had a lot of fun making this video together and may do more in the future, too! If you have kids wanting to learn to cook, check out the visual recipe card in my subscriber library, print it and watch the video to guide you through it, too!
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This is part of the Virtual Book Club for Kids series. Join the VBC for Kids facebook group to follow along with all of the posts and activities shared.
Read more fun pancake posts from the other participating bloggers:
Pancake Number Stacks – Rainy Day Mum
Hands on Pancake Math Activity- The Educators’ Spin On It
How to Make Swedish Pancakes – Mama Smiles
Felt Pancake Busy Bag – Views From a Step Stool
Shape Matching Pancake and Butter Pat Game – JDaniel4’s Mom
Easy Snowman Pancakes for Toddlers and Preschoolers- Toddler Approved
Flipping Pancakes Math -Sugar Spice and Glitter