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This recipe for Specken Dicken (German Pancake), by DeAnn Weuve, is from The Iowa Radiology Cookbook Project,
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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.
This is served in many Germany households on New Year's Day.
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