Tuesday, January 18, 2011

My friend, David Eyre...

Hello, friends in blogland! I would like to introduce you to a good friend of mine.....

His name is David Eyre and he helps me get my kids out of bed and into the kitchen 
on those mornings when I need a magic trick... 

or when I realize that they've had cereal too many days in a row and it's time for something 
a little more special for breakfast.

David Eyre Pancake has been my friend since I was a kid, but back then I thought it was Davidair or something like that... didn't give it too much thought... I just ate it.

I have since looked him up, and learned that he was the founding editor of Honolulu Magazine and made this pancake once for a friend from The New York Times. The rest is history...

So, David Eyre Pancake is always a big hit in my house... 
my favorite part is that it's easy-peasy and can be thrown together in about 10 minutes... 

perfect for rousing monkeys for school on a cold winter morning...

or for one of those lazy weekend mornings for that matter.....

I urge you to try it. 
You will not be disappointed... and if you are, you never have to make it again. 
But that won't happen.

Here's what you will need.... 

1/2 c. flour, 1/2 c. milk, 2 eggs, 2 T. sugar and 2 T. butter. 
And an ovenproof pan.

That's it! Really! 

While you preheat your oven,
throw everything but the butter in a bowl 
and mix it all together until smooth......

preheat your pan, too, in the oven or on the stove...

melt the butter in the pan,
swirling it around and up the sides of the pan.

pour your batter into the pan and put it into the oven.

12-15 minutes. 

I know, it's hard. 
Find something to busy yourself...

In the oven, it puffs up gloriously, and when it first comes out, it looks like this.....

But not for long, and that's OK...
because that's what powdered sugar is for...

The monkeys love it simply dusted with powdered sugar. 
I love mine with a sprinkling of fresh lemon juice...

I hope that YOU love it, too!

David Eyre Pancake

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs, room temperature
2 T. sugar
2 T. butter

 Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
 Heat 10" ovenproof pan in oven or on the stove.
 Mix together flour, milk, eggs and sugar until smooth (a few lumps are ok).
 Melt butter in pan and swirl to cover bottom and sides.
 Pour batter into pan and put in the oven.
 Bake 12 - 15 minutes.
Serve with powdered sugar and lemon wedges, if desired.

You can double the butter if you're feeling naughty.....
or replace half the flour with whole-wheat if you're feeling angelic ;-}

This recipe is easily doubled. 
Use a large 12" pan or a 9"x13" baking pan and bake 20-25 minutes.


more soon...


p.s. I'm linking up to...

Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdayslinkparty



  1. I make a version of that called Pop's Super Colossal Popover (a friend's pop, not mine but I make it so often some people now call it Sue's Famous Popovers). Mine has four times the amount of everything (8 eggs, 2 C milk and flour), though no sugar. Until you start dusting it with powdered sugar... cinnamon sugar... maple syrup... berries... jam... and a little lemon, like you said, to cut all that sweet. MMMMMMM

    My version feeds four, so how you're feeding your hungry monkeys on just two eggs total is beyond me!

  2. Oh I have to bookmark this recipe. It's so elegant too! I am terrible with american pancakes but this I would love to try. Thank you for the recipe. Great photos too. Stopping over from Sarah's A Beach Cottage. Have a Wonderful Wednesday, xoxo tami

  3. I'm going to try it this weekend! Sounds really yummy and easy to make.

  4. Hello! I have a similar recipe and it is WONDERFUL! We serve it with fresh strawberries and syrup. Love your pictures. So pretty.


  5. That looks delicious,the simple things are always the best and the kids always like them.

  6. MMMMMMM, this will be a 'must-try' this weekend! Just found your blog and am LOVIN' it! I'll now follow along ... hope you can come have a visit with me sometime too!

  7. I've always known this as a German pancake, but whatever the name it looks delicious. Thanks for the reminder. We'll be snowed in tomorrow if the weather guessers are right, so this just may be breakfast.

  8. Hi just stopped over from A Beach Cottage, coming from the UK I've always known these as Yorkshire puddings as in Roast beef and Yorkshire Puds, by adding chopped onions into the batter mix makes a great savoury dish no sugar is added.

  9. Thanks for the comments, everybody! For those who have yet to try it, I'd love to know what you think!

    Sue, I love that! I actually double it when it's four of us. I can't imagine eating more than that, tho! You must be hungry ;-)

    I am anxious to try this as Yorkshire pudding! I wondered for a long time what that was and realized pretty recently that it's just like our popover (same thing, no sugar!). Yum!

  10. I like anything that bakes in a cast iron pan. It looks really yummy and I can't wait to try it this weekend. It just seems to be the time of year to try some new recipes. Cozy ones! Today I tried an Angel Chicken in the crockpot from Midwest Living. It's on the website and it is fabulous, too. Thanks again for the post!

  11. OK, now I'm hungry!!! This looks delish! Just found your blog. LOVE it. I am going to peek around. What are those adorable ball thingys in the pots on your header?
    I hopped over here from Good Life Wednesday.

  12. Hi Roselle, Thanks for stopping by! I'm so glad you like it here.
    Those are little moss spheres. Found them on the clearance shelf at PB :~}
    Aren't they sweet?

    @Upscale Downhome, thanks for the visit! I will have to look up that recipe... sounds "heavenly"!... couldn't resist ;-)

  13. That is an interesting name for that egg casseroles. I have never heard it called that! It looks yummy. We just call a similar recipe Oven Eggs....but David Eyre is so much more fun! Joni

  14. thats almost like yorkshire pudding,but big!


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