German Pancake

German Pancake

German Pancake

Real Simple Recipe


3 large eggs
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
powdered sugar


Heat oven to 400° F.
In a large bowl, whisk the eggs to combine.
Add the flour and whisk until smooth.
Add the milk, salt, and vanilla and mix until smooth.
Add the butter to a large cast-iron skillet and pop it into the oven until the butter melts.
Pour the batter into the hot skillet.
Bake for 15 minutes.
Dust with powdered sugar.

My Comments

These are one of those things I grew up eating and promptly forgot about. I hadn’t had one in years and honestly they are better than I remember. And they are super simple and since there isn’t any leavening agent they are impossible to over mix and screw up. One key thing to remember is to use unsalted butter. I used salted butter and it was a little too salty. I also tried it a bunch of different ways, with jam, nutella, just powdered sugar. I think fried bananas would be good too though or end a meal with a 1/4 pancake and a scoop of ice cream.

These are also known as Dutch Baby Pancakes. Wikipedia says that the Dutch in “Dutch Baby Pancakes” refers to the Pennsylvania Dutch (who are German descendants), hence German Pancake.

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