Thursday, March 31, 2011

German Pancake

Yes, of course, I'll share my recipe with you!  I bake mine in a cast iron skillet which works really well.  You can do one big one, or several smaller ones (called Dutch Babies).  I don't have a bunch of small cast iron skillets so I do the big one.

3 eggs, room temperature
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons butter, melted

Preheat the oven to 450F.  Butter one 12-inch skillet or four 6-inch skillets (with ovenproof handles).
Beat the eggs in a mixing bowl until thoroughly mixed.  Add the milk and blend well.
Sift the flour and salt onto a square of waxed paper.  Lift the waxed paper by two corners and let the flour slowly drift into the egg mixture while you are steadily whisking with the other hand.  Whisk until well blended and smooth.  Add the melted butter and mix briskly until smooth.
Pour the batter into the pan(s) and bake for 15 minutes.  If you are baking one big pancake, reduce the heat to 350F after the first 15 minutes and bake an additional 10 minutes.  The small pancakes will be done after the first 15 minutes.

To serve, you can slice up a lemon and squeeze the juice over the pieces.  Or you can top it with a mixture of fresh berries.  Either way, it should be dusted with powdered sugar. 

Bon Appetit !


  1. That looks delicious... I wonder if chocolate could somehow be incorporated?!

    Thanks for the recipe :)

  2. Hi Annette!....This one I shall try! Might be nice with strawberries and clotted cream?......Or softened apple slices in sugar!

  3. hmmm, reminds me of a yorkshire pudding

  4. Looks amazing. I'm with adding chocolat somehow :)

  5. Looks yummy. I'm going to try it out.


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