Valentines Day may be over but I always like a love story and true love stories are the best. And when you can tie it in to good food it's even better! :)
I'm lucky enough to have known my great grandparents and I love hearing stories about their lives. My great grandpa Otto Schloss grew up in Germany and I loved to hear his German accent when he talked. One Sunday in June of 1925, Otto was at church. He sang in the choir which meant his seat was up at the front facing the congregation and he could see who came in. A beautiful young lady came in that had never been there before and Otto turned to his friend sitting next to him and said pointing "See that pretty girl? I'm going to marry her." His friend was very skeptical as they didn't even know who the girl was. After the meeting, Otto rushed to find the girl but she had left. Otto was crushed. He kept a vigilant eye out the following Sunday but the girl wasn't there.
The girl was Rosa Mundwiler, she was from Switzerland and she was going with her foster parents to immigrate to America and had stopped at church in Germany before they went on the boat. If their plan had gone through, Otto and Rosa would have never met but fate had a different plan. Pappa Dietrich, Rosa's foster father, was a hunchback and when they went to get on the boat the immigration officers would not let them go. So two weeks later they happened to come back to the church where Otto was and as soon as the meeting was over he made sure to greet them. The following Thursday was a holiday and his church Branch was having an outing in a park so Otto invited the couple and their daughter to come. He got to know Rosa and got her address in Switzerland. They wrote to each other and Otto called it "Love at first sight."
A year later Rosa her sister Hannah and Hanna's husband Fritz went to America. They sponsored Otto and he arrived in America January 24th 1927. Then, on February 5th, 1929 Otto and Rosa got married. Their "honeymoon" was to go to a movie and after the movie they found a black and white kitten which they kept as a "wedding present."
|Otto and Rosa as newlyweds in 1929 and at their 50th anniversary in 1979|
On to the Egg pancakes! My dad said he grew up calling them "Grandma's Swiss Egg Pancakes" as it was a recipe from Rosa. I remembered them from when I was little and tried looking the recipe up online, figuring that "Egg Pancake" would bring up what I wanted. The recipes I found however were not like what I had remembered though so this very morning I called up my dad and got the recipe!
|All the ingredients laid out, and the handwritten recipe|
You need a cup that has a lid. The lids I have came with some sippy cups, I think you can find them with tupperware stuff also. You want a lid that seals well.
|Of course this recipe is great for little helpers|
|Into the cup goes 1/3 cup milk|
|And 2 Tbsp. Flour|
|fun action photo from the shake up|
|Mr. Wisk thinks it looks great!|
Now that I've shown it to you with all the fun pictures, here's the recipe all written out if you wanted a copy.
Great Grandma's Swiss Egg Pancakes
Makes 1 pancake
1/3 Cup Milk
2 heaping Tablespoons Flour
Pinch of salt
Nonstick pan spray
Put the milk, flour, eggs and salt in a cup that has a lid. Seal the lid well and shake up. Heat frying pan on medium/low heat. Spray the pan with nonstick spray then add 1 tsp. of butter. Pour batter from cup into the pan. Let cook for 3 minutes. Lift the edge of the pancake so that the batter in the middle runs off the side then cook 1 min. more. Flip pancake and cook for 3 minutes on other side. If making more, get ready in cup and shake up while other pancake is cooking. Keep warm in oven that has been preheated then turned off. Serve with syrup, jam, butter or ketchup.