You Say Puffcake, I Say Pancake...A Culinary Delight In An Oregon Bed & Breakfast!

Danish Puffcake or Dutch Pancake Served At An Oregon Lodging Facility.Danish Puffcake

4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
4 large eggs
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
Pinch salt
1/2 cup whole milk
3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1 cup blackberries

1.  Heat oven to 425 degrees F.  Place a 12 inch ovenproof skillet with 4 tbsp butter in oven.
2.  In a blender, combine eggs, flour, salt and milk until a thin batter forms, about 30 sec.
3.  Remove pan with butter from oven and pour in batter.  Return to oven and bake until pancake is puffy, golden and set, 18-20 minutes.
4.  Serve from skillet or transfer pancake to a plate.  Drizzle with more melted butter, if desired, and lemon juice; dust with sugar.  Serve immediately with berries.  Serves 4

So, what's the difference between this "Danish Puffcake" and a "Dutch Pancake"???  Nothing that I can tell!  However, I can tell you that when we prepare this dish for our guests at our Oregon Bed & Breakfast, they can't stop talking about it.  Just as many of the dishes prepared not only at our inn, but at many Oregon Bed and Breakfasts from Ashland to Portland, a lot of thought, a lot of time and a lot of locally grown "booty" goes in to each meal. 

This time of year our Farmer's Markets in Oregon are abundantly flowing with great finds such as organically grown vegetables, grain fed beef and pork, fresh eggs and whatever gorgeous flowers are blooming.  I prepared the recipe above yesterday after hitting the Corvallis Farmer's Market on Wednesday.  I picked up a dozen eggs, berries and ranunculus then headed back to Albany.  Trying to impress a full house with the puffcake, we served "Pear Pudding" and  "Spring Frittata" filled with cilantro, asparagus and blue cheese too.  It worked!!!

Coming from Santa Barbara, Joan Tapper and Nik Wheeler got a taste of the sweetness we have to offer here in the Willamette Valley.  Author and photographer are capturing the best of Oregon in words and photographs and will be sharing them in their next book set to be released in the fall of 2010.  From Jacksonville, Florence, Nik Wheeler and Joan Tapper visit The Pfeiffer Cottage Inn.  An Oregon Lodging Facility.Ashland, Brownsville and Albany, these two have experienced our Oregon Bed and Breakfasts, our delightful culinary treasures, our beautiful beaches, our quaint towns and villages and are looking forward to sharing it all with you.

If you are planning to visit Oregon, let an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild inn treat you to breakfast.  Brandishing their culinary skills and using fresh, local and organic ingredients, and of course their bragging rights, the inn keepers in Oregon are proud to share about how priviledged they feel living where the food tastes better, the wine tastes sweeter and the sun shines brighter.


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