Lori's German Pancake Recipe ~ Flinsen
➤ by Oma Gerhild Fulson
This German pancake recipe was sent in by Lori Neff, one of our Facebook fans! Her name for them is Flinsen. For me, a very unusual name. When I asked hubby if he had ever heard that before, he right away said, "Of course. That's potato pancakes."
Hmmm ... so it definitely would appear that there are so many different names for similar foods in Germany. However, what is obvious is that these look so wunderbar and Lori served them up in style!
Lori said that these are actually gefüllte Flinsen, meaning filled crepes. And the filling Lori makes, YUMMY!!! She also suggests to use your own crepe batter if you wish and then use her filling.
The recipe below from Lori is one that's a perfect dessert treat, especially when company drops by unexpectedly. It looks so pretty and isn't that hard to make.
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When a Pfannkuchen isn't a Pfannkuchen
Pancakes in German are Pfannkuchen ... the literal translation is 'pan cake'. Simple, easy translation.
However, things are always that simple and that easy.
- In Berlin, Pfannkuchen are jelly donuts.
- In Berlin, Eierkuchen are pancakes. Eierkuchen = 'egg cake'.
So, you'll need to be careful when you order in a restaurant. Make sure you know what part of Germany you are in or you'll get something you weren't expecting. However, you can expect it to taste WUNDERBAR!
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Lori's German Pancake Recipe ~ gefüllte Flinsen ~ Crepes
This German pancake recipe was sent in by Lori Neff, one of our Facebook fans! Her name for them is Flinsen. These are actually gefüllte Flinsen, meaning filled crepes. And the filling Lori makes, YUMMY!!! She also suggests to use your own crepe batter if you wish and then use her filling.
Makes 5 Flinsen
- 5 heaped tbsp flour
- 4 tbsp granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1 can fruit, drained (see hints below)
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 3 tbsp powdered sugar
- 2 tbsp cream
- 1 tsp grated lemon peel
- Mix batter ingredients together until smooth.
- Let stand 20 - 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, make the filling by beating cream cheese with powdered sugar, cream, and grated lemon peel. Mix in fruit.
- Heat butter or ½ butter and ½ coconut oil, for frying until melted. Pour in a ladle full of batter. Let brown on both sides until all used up.
- Spoon filling down the middle of each crepe, roll up, and serve with whipped cream.
- Use mandarine oranges and pineapple chunks
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