Recently I was looking through a recipe book that my Mom created in 1983. It is full of recipes from family members. We were all asked to submitt a couple of recipes; Mom then ordered spiral bound books with blank pages for recipes. Mom typed them and pasted copies of all of the recipes in the book. Mom’s recipes came first, then the oldest child and spouse, and then the rest of the siblings and spouses, according to the age of the sibling. Each book had the sibling’s name custom printed on the cover. The book became our Christmas present that year. This process went on for a couple of years, although I”m sure she intended it to last longer. I think we became rather negligent in supplying recipes. After the second year, we had to paste the recipes in our books ourselves. I find that I hadn’t even done that yet.
But – on to the Fluffy Wuffies. As i looked through the book, I found a recipe from my sister-in-law for Fluffy Wuffies. I had absolutely no recollection of this. So, of course I googled it. Guess what – there are lots of recipes for Fluffy Wuffies. I can’t believe I have lived this long and know nothing about Fluffy Wuffies!! I asked a couple of ladies that are older than me – and they had not heard of them either.
A Fluffy Wuffie is simply an oven-baked pancake. Some sources say it is German in origin; some say it is Dutch. It is made of very basic ingredients — one of those things you could make if you don’t have much on hand. I would bet that this was a good meal during the depression era – easy, few ingredients and can be embellished in many ways.
- 1/2 stick melted margarine (I would use butter)
- 1/2 cup flour
- 4 eggs
- i cup milk
Mix all ingredients together; pour into a pie pan (or baking dish). (It doesn’t say this, but I would spray the pan first so the pancake doesn’t stick.) Bake at 425 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. The edges will pop up and the center raises when the wuffie is done. Eat with butter and syrup – or:
- Fruit (berries, peaches, etc.)
- Cinnamon and sugar
- Peanut butter ?
- Butter and powdered sugar (served right away, nice and warm. Yum)
Have you heard of Fluffy Wuffies?
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