I totally winged breakfast on Saturday morning. I pulled a ton of stuff out from the fridge that I could have eaten and then thought, “I wouldn’t mind a cheese Danish.” However, too lazy to go to the store before I ate and feeling adventurous, I decided that I could make my own weird version of a cheese Danish.
There was plenty of cream cheese and eggs in the fridge, and I always keep flour and some form of sugar in the pantry, so I was set. Right. What could I make for the bread? A pancake! Better yet, fancy it up and make a German pancake. Done.
Cheese filling. Let me say, I’ve never made a cheese Danish before but I have made a cheesecake and I feel like those are sort of similar. So I based my filling off that small amount of knowledge. It worked. All too well.
I used this recipe for the German pancake and baked it for a few minutes before adding the cheese filling and finishing the cooking. It came out of the oven all golden and pretty. Unfortunately, I don’t have delicate hands and I just dumped the pancake out of the pan, so I broke the cheese filling–it cracked really, the round shape held. This particular cheese-filled German pancake that I made isn’t the most photogenic, but it tastes oh so good! Top it with fresh berries and drizzle some maple syrup on top and you’ve got a delish pancake-like-cheese-danish.
Cheese Filling for German Pancake
I rounded the measurements to the closest number, because I was winging it, they might not be exact.
- 1 cup Cream Cheese
- 1/4 cup Sour Cream
- 1 Egg
- 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
- 2 tbs Cake Flour
- Whisk together the cream cheese, sour cream and egg until everything is smooth and easy to whisk.
- Gradually add the sugar and flour, whisking continuously until a slightly thicker, smooth consistency is achieved.
- Bake the German Pancake for 9 minutes at 400°F, then add the cream cheese mixture and finish baking–about 12-13 more minutes. The pancake should be puffed up around the edges and a nice, even, golden brown color on all surfaces.
- Remove from oven and cool for a few minutes then gently pry the pancake away from the sides and slide onto a plate.
- Add some fresh fruit and powdered sugar, then drizzle with a little maple syrup (or don’t) and enjoy!