September 2020 Brunch Menu


In honor of Banned Book Week in September, we read Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut!

German Pancakes with Champagne Honey Syrup

“Somebody had stoppered it again. “Drink me,” it seemed to say. So Billy uncorked it with his thumbs. It didn’t make a pop. The champagne was dead. So it goes.” pg. 93

“The syrup tasted like thin honey laced with hickory smoke, and everybody who worked in the factory secretly spooned it all day long.”pg. 203

Ingredients

  •  3 large eggs
  • 1 ½ tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ¾ cup milk, warm
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • powdered sugar, for serving

     

    Directions

    • Preheat the oven to 400°F (205°C)

    • Combine the eggs, granulated sugar, salt, milk, vanilla, flour and melted butter in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.

    • Preheat an oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes. Melt the butter in the skillet. Pour the batter into the heated skillet and then immediately, and carefully, move the skillet to the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes. The pancake is done when it is a rich amber color and the sides have risen considerably.

    • Carefully remove the pancake from the skillet and let cool slightly on a wire rack. Great served with a side of German breakfast sausage!

    Champagne Honey Syrup

    • 1 cup Bubbles (flat)
    • 3/4 cup sugar
    • 1/4 cup honey

    Combine Bubbles, sugar, and honey in a saucepan over a very low heat. Stir constantly until the until sugar is dissolved. Turn off the heat and let the mixture cool to room temperature. You can store this in the fridge for a few weeks!

    Sloe It Goes

    This is a brunchy twist on a classic, the Sloe Gin Fizz. Fruity and not too boozy, this is a great cocktail to enjoy early in the day.

    • 2oz Sloe Gin
    • 1oz fresh squeeze orange juice
    • 1/4oz fresh lemon juice
    • 3/4oz simple syrup
    • 3oz Prosecco

    Shake ingredients (except Prosecco) with ice. Strain into glass and top with Prosecco. Garnish with lemon slice, orange slice, and cocktail cherry. So it goes.