My Grandmother always referred to this as Pan o Cuckoo and that is what I've always called it. When I started writting the recipe card for this I was a little worried that some people might be turned off by the name "cuckoo" so I searched for a more proper sounding name. After sifting through recipes on the internet I found that there are many versions of this puffy oven pancake but the one that came the closest to my Grandmother's recipe was Pannu Kakku, which is a Finnish oven pancake. This name also sounds the closest to my Grandmother's version. So from now on I will spell it the proper way "Pannu Kakku" but say it the way my Grandmother said it "Pan o Cuckoo".
Caution: the recipe list and instructions are very short so don't blink when you read this. You will need...
2 Tablespoons butter
1 Tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 large eggs
2 cups milk
1 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
(you can use more if you like)
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When removed from the oven it should look just like this very puffy and inflated. Similar to a popover. Notice the nice well of butter in the middle,yum. Don't let it scare you this helps the cinnamon and sugar stick to the top.
Last but not least mix your cinnamon and sugar together and sprinkle on top of the pancake. In the end it should look like this after it has deflated and is sprinkled with sugar.
For the recipe card click here.