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Specken Dicken (German Pancake) Recipe

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This recipe for Specken Dicken (German Pancake), by , is from The Iowa Radiology Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

DeAnn Weuve
Added: Saturday, November 13, 2010


1-2 eggs
1 C. sorghum
2 C. milk
1 C. white flour
1 tsp. soda dissolved in a little warm water
1 tsp. salt
anise seed to taste
3/4 C. sugar
3 C. wheat or rye flour

Mix all ingredients together to make batter. Place a small amount of oil in a fry pan or electric skillet. Place batter into pan like a pancake. Prior to turning over, sprinkle small pieces of cooked breakfast sausage or summer sausage on the pancake, then flip it. Cook until browned. Serve with syrup and butter.

Personal Notes:
This is served in many Germany households on New Year's Day.




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