Sunday, February 22, 2015

MinaLucinda and The German Pancake

First let me introduce you to Ellen the heart soul and breath behind a fabulous intern driven Etsy shop called MinaLucinda From the heart of New York City she is a costume historian, and has been working with antique and vintage pieces since 1967. 
I picture her making her German Pancake in full costume. 
Edwardian Hat

Vintage Silk Coat
Too scrumptious not to eat it right up hot from the pan.
German Pancake Mina Lucinda
While a gentle breeze blows in the kitchen window and seated at the tiny kitchen table.
French Cafe Curtain

Buttery goodness dripping from silver forks and merry amusing laughter bubbling from the lips of quests as they enjoy this feast with powdered sugar sprinkled onto the front of their frocks. 
Ah delightful to have a taste of the olde country kitchen in the middle of New York City.
Ellen's Recipe.
 here is the recipe - German pancakes are made in the oven, preferebly in a cast iron skillet. Mix (for a large one, serves 2-6) 6 eggs, 1 cup flour, pinch of salt, 1 cup milk, 1/2 c butter. Melt butter in your oven, mix the flour, etc, pour it into the melted butter, and go away for 30 min. When you open the oven you have this GORGEOUS inflated, puffy, luscious looking thing. sprinkle some powdered sugar on it at the table. Must be served while it's hot, and high. Like a souffle.
I made one for brunch today and while I ate it in my robe I could only imagine the warmth of that apartment and the good company of Mina Lucinda.
Here is my little attempt.

It was heavenly. I had it with peach preserves. I'm sick with a cold today and this splurge into the realm of butter, flour and eggs was worth every bite.  Make one for yourself soon.  Tomorrow I will be back to Paleo. 
Thank you Ellen.  You never know where the little suggestion of something good to eat will take you.


Nancy S said...

Wonderful vision of Ellen in her kitchen! I'm going to have to try to make her version of the German Pancake soon!

Pat said...

Absolutely love Ellen's shop and her wonderful history.
To top off this wonderful post with a German Pancake was over the top de-lish.

Araignee said...

Oh, yum!!!!

Debra Funkhouser said...

Wow! I'm trying to take a bite out of this pancake through my tablet!!!
You set the stage beautifully for the piece de resistance!

Anonymous said...

I, too, have had the opportunity to tap into Ellen's incredible knowledge & experience in fashion & costume history at MinaLucinda, for which I am forever grateful. Who knew she was an amazing cook as well? Those pancakes look delectable! Good for you for nurturing yourself with some comfort food. Feel better!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

What a great way to indulge a little. The pancake looks wonderful! Love Mina's shop too!

Sue said...

Love it!

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