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German Pancake

German Pancake
9 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (97% score)
by in Mar 2005
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Total Time: 35

Yield: 4 to 6 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • Garnish: confectioners’ sugar, maple syrup, or apple butter


Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a medium bowl, sift together flour and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs and milk in a bowl until just combined. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, then stir until just blended.

In a heavy 12-inch oven-safe skillet, melt butter until hot and frothy. Pour batter into skillet and transfer quickly to oven. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, until golden brown and puffed. Do not open oven during baking. Serve immediately, topped with confectioners’ sugar, maple syrup, or apple butter.

Updated Monday, March 7th, 2005

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7 Responses to German Pancake

  1. Anonymous March 20, 2005 at 2:34 pm #

    My family liked this pancake. My husband liked it the most and it was very easy to make.

  2. Bob McPherson March 21, 2005 at 10:47 am #

    Kids & grandkids came for the weekend so we tried it. So simple, tastes like French toast, sides were approximately 3-4″ high. Would make again.

  3. KEVIN SIGLINGER April 30, 2005 at 11:58 pm #

    Served this with a fried apple sauce and German sausages for brunch. Very easy and very tasty. We live at an altitude of 8,000 feet in the Rocky Mountains and did not need to make altitude adjustments.

  4. Heather Page October 15, 2005 at 9:07 am #

    I have been making this recipe for 10 years and my family can’t get enough of it. It is quick and easy enough for the kids and even my husband to make.

  5. Anonymous March 9, 2006 at 9:04 pm #

    I made this recipe tonight.. both my husband and I loved it ! Will be making it often. I sprinkled it with powdered sugar. Baked great! Next time I am going to add sliced apples over the top before baking . Wonderful taste !

  6. Anonymous September 4, 2007 at 9:25 am #

    This tasted better than the one I order at a restaurant that is famous for making them!

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