How to make it

  • Butter a heavy 10" oven proof skillet (cast iron)
  • Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Beat the eggs with a fork to blend.
  • Slowly add flour, beating constantly.
  • Stir in salt and milk.
  • Pour the batter into the skillet & drop the butter by teaspoonfuls into the batter, spreading evenly.
  • Bake at 450 degrees for 15 mins.
  • Reduce heat to 350 degreesand bake another 10 mins.
  • Remove from oven and sift powdered sugar over the top.
  • Serve with heated maple syrup!
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  • chefloren 3 years ago
    This is a wonderful recipe. I have been making these for years and yet it never occurred to me to put things inside them. Outstanding!
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    " It was excellent "
    mommabaker ate it and said...
    This puffed up beautifully! And my family loved it! The only complaint was that I should have made two pans! Lol So delish!
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  • maga1111 6 years ago
    I had the same taste of this pancake from dutch babies at bella recipe website at
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  • byGilles 6 years ago
    Very delicious .Fast and easy to bake . A nice recipe for party.It is now one of the favorite sweet dish of everyone in my house.It tastes great with chocolate syrup.
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    " It was excellent "
    lindaburt021 ate it and said...
    Wow, This is a wonderful Pancake! Fast and easy to make and full of flavor. I just loved it! You are inspiring!!! I just found your blog, I like it because I was seeking for such type of info.
    I hope it benefits all one who land up here.
    Thanks for sharing!!
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    " It was excellent "
    pointsevenout ate it and said...
    Made it again following directions this time. Pulled it early 'cause I thought it was getting brown enough on the outside. Puffed up nicely this time but still didn't get the convoluted look of your picture.
    Used butter chunks to float on top of the batter this time instead of melted butter which sank last time.
    Here's a pic with whole cranberry syrup.
    See also: German Pancake 1
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    " It was excellent "
    pointsevenout ate it and said...
    Tastes good but didn't puff for me. Think it split all the way around the sides and fell before it was time to take it out of the oven. Even beat two of the eggs to soft peaks as Barbet suggested to make more loft.
    I have the same question as pinkeggmonk. Are the three tablespoons butter melted, softened, or hard little cubes?
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  • Barbet 10 years ago
    I've made this for about 35 years. If you want more loft, you might separate out two of the eggs, beat them to soft peaks and then gently fold into the flour/egg batter. I serve it with icy cold strawberries and if I want to get really over the top, with whipped cream on top! Try to beat that for an easy breakfast dish that is sure to wow your guests.
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    " It was excellent "
    katethirtynine ate it and said...
    YUM, just finished eating this.
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    " It was excellent "
    knwalter ate it and said...
    I've made a German Pancake before, but never in a cast-iron skillet. I loved the suggestions of adding apples and the vanilla and spice mixture. Thanks for reminding me of this wonderful and easy breakfast.
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  • zhiannablu 12 years ago
    it always deflates quickly, lol eat fast!
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  • moss52 12 years ago
    Interesting! I've never seen this before, think I'll have to try this in the morning! :)

    Thank you!
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  • ayrian 12 years ago
    my family and I are in love with this fun breakfast! the only thing i don't get is how to keep it puffy! as soon as i take it out of the oven it deflats. still yummy and still love it! I've cooked it with adding vanilla (2 tsp) cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg.
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    " It was excellent "
    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    Wonderful recipe, a family favorite.
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    I worked at a Pannukukin Resaraunt in Oklahoma they made these they were absolutely Delicous
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    " It was excellent "
    pinkeggmonk ate it and said...
    Hi this is me again... I LOVED this recipe. it is so cool how it puffs up!!
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    " It was excellent "
    pinkeggmonk ate it and said...
    I don't understand if at the end, when u put the butter on, if the butter is melted or not... so if some1 could please respond to this comment that would be awesome!!!
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  • zhiannablu 12 years ago
    wow, you guys really love this recipe!
    you all should try this Finnish version of this pancake here is the recipe:

    Pannu Kakku (Finnish Oven Pancake)
    5 eggs
    2 cups whole milk
    1-1/4 cups flour
    1/2 tsp. salt
    1/2 cup sugar
    1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
    Directions: In a large bowl, beat eggs with a fork, wire wisk or egg beater. Gradually add 1/2 cup of milk. Add remaining milk, flour, salt and sugar. Beat until smooth.
    Melt butter in a 13x9-inch glass pan by placing it in the oven until the butter melts and pour mixture into it. Do not mix the butter in. Bake at 450°F for 30 minutes or until top becomes brown.( i used a 10.5 inch cast iron instead)
    Serve plain, with syrup, or covered with berries. (i used powered sugar)

    Click the Pannu Kakku pic on my page to see the finished recipe. it is huge and filling!
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