Thursday, April 22, 2010

Recipe--Puffed German Pancake

In this country it is called a German Pancake, but when I described it to my German mother, she said it was what she knew as a baked omelette.  In any case, it is fast, easy and made from ingredients we always have on hand.  What's more, all the kids love it, so we have it at least once a week.

2 Tbsp butter

1 cup milk
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp vanilla extract
6 eggs

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, or 375 if you are using a glass pan.  Place the butter in a 13"x 9" pan and put it in the oven to melt the butter and warm the pan. Remove from the oven when the butter is melted and tilt the pan to cover the bottom with the melted butter.  While the butter is melting, place the flour in a medium bowl and add the milk, whisking it together until smooth.  Whisk in the vanilla, and then the eggs, one at a time, blending completely after each addition.

Carefully remove the pan from the oven if you haven't already, and pour the batter into the pan.  Place it in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.

The kids love to see the weird proportions this thing takes on as it puffs up.

Even more fun is watching it deflate.  Anyway, cut it into squares and serve with powdered sugar, syrup, fruit or whatever pleases you.  And there you have it.

Gemma likes it!


  1. Aw, she is so cute! I will absolutely try these. My children love eggs/pancakes! :-)

  2. We make something similar here with apples on the bottom. It's definitely a family favorite.

  3. Pop overs!! We love them too. I put them in muffin tins, and honey butter after they are done.

  4. OH! I make this, but we call it a Dutch Baby! Whatever it's called, it is tasty!

  5. Hi Jordana--Apples on the bottom sounds really good!


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