This weekend I came across a bit of a problem. It was morning-time, we usually have a nice filling breakfast. But after a quick scan of the fridge, I was frustrated to discover: no bacon, no sausage, no real breakfast meat. Plus no bread in the bread box. Not much milk left in the carton. And no Bisquick in the cabinets.
Which pretty much means no bacon and eggs, no toast, no pancakes/waffles, no cereal and milk, no french toast, no nothing. What's a lady to do in this type of situation, with a growly stomach and not much to work with?
An old friend gave me a recipe for what she called a "German Breakfast Cake", and it's perfect for this type of situation. Few ingredients (most readily on hand), and very yummy. Plus, you can dress it up however you'd like: serve with fresh fruit and a sprinkling of sugar, or with jam, or syrup. Or saute some apples with brown sugar and butter, if you're feeling fancy. We didn't have any fresh fruit on hand (which is my favorite way to serve this), so instead I heated up a mixture of cherry preserves and blueberry jam for serving. And it definitely hit the spot.
German Breakfast Cake
1 Tbsp. + 1 1/2 tsp. butter
1/8 tsp. salt
1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. milk
Topping of choice
Preheat oven to 425 F. Combine the eggs, salt, flour, and milk in a bowl. Melt butter in a 9-in. cake pan. Pour contents of bowl into the cake pan.
Bake for 15-20 minutes, until poofy. Serve at once. Top with any number of things: apples sauted in butter/brown sugar, heated jam, fresh fruit, or the classic: a healthy squirt of lemon juice and sprinkle of powdered sugar.