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!
For the full list of ingredients & detailed instructions, see the recipe card at the end of this post. But before you scroll, there’s important & interesting stuff to know right below.
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 tablespoons flour
- 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1 can fruit, drained (see hints below)
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons cream
- 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
- Mix batter ingredients together until smooth.
- Let stand 20 to 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, until melted in a frying pan. 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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Lori's German Pancake Recipe made Just like Oma
By Oma Gerhild Fulson
Lori's German pancake recipe will remind you of crepes, stuffed with an amazing filling and reminiscent of your Oma's!
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