Friday, July 3, 2009

Cooking with JP!

By JP Severin

In this latest edition of Cooking with Me, I will dissect an interesting variety of pancake. It is called the German Pancake. This recipe will follow a different format. 

Pancakes vs. German Pancakes

Pancakes are delicious but are incredibly easy to O.D. on. Once you reach that breaking point, there's no going back and pancakes will not seem appealing for months. This benefits no one. There are alternatives though and that is what we are going to explore today in the german pancake, the  light und fluffy brethren of the traditional pancake.

"If I have to eat another bite of this maple syrup soaked carpet I'll cry! Help me, JP!!!"

Making pancakes german makes them better.

So easy, you'll think I'm lying and trying to hoodwink/ punk everyone ALA Ashton Kutcher. Trust me I'm not, I hate Ashton Kutcher.

  • Add 1 cup flour, 1 cup milk (any kind), 6 eggs and beat together until it is very smooth.
  • Preheat your oven to 450 and place a 8x8 casserole dish with a bit of butter in it
  • Once butter melts, pour mixture in, pop in the over, and wait for 15 minutes or until it puffs up and is golden brown on the edges
  • Take it out... you're done.
 Take a picture! It lasts longer.

Rachel Ray probably couldn't cook this, as the recipe calls for something other than heating up whatever she has in her trash can, but you definitely can.

Data/ Observations:
Makes about 9 slices.
Exceptionally delicious with lemon juice and powdered sugar. Can also be covered with cinnamon sugar or bake apples producing extreme euphoria.

After analyzing normal pancakes compared with our delicious experimental variable, it is determined that making something german makes it better. German Pancakes are good. Enjoy!

Now here's a workout that will burn the calories I just piled into you...

Bike - 40 minutes of moderate spinning focusing on a smooth pedal stroke. Find a hill or an area you can hammer effectively for 6 minutes and do 3x 6 min as hard as you can with 3 minutes rest in between.

Run - Hop off your bike and jog for 15 minutes then do 5 x 30 sec pick ups for a total of about 25 minutes of running.