German Pancakes

Recipe for German Pancake
Sam Jones/Quinn Brein


3 eggs
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sifted flour
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons melted butter


Lightly beat eggs with a wire whisk. Add salt to flour. Add flour mixture and milk to eggs in 3 or 4 portions alternately, beating well after each addition. Add melted butter and beat well. Pour into 2 well-buttered pie pans. Bake at 400 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until puffed and light brown. Serve immediately, with lemon wedges, melted butter, and confectioners sugar.

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What about the cast iron skillet?

You show a cast iron skillet in your example. Most recipes I've seen heat the skillet on top of the stove, pour in all of the batter, than finish in a preheated oven. At least provide alternative directions to do this.

German pancakes

That was supposed to be “flour,” not “floor!”

Misspelling of flour

Think it was just a typo.

German pancakes

That was supposed to be “flour,” not “floor!”

German pancakes

Is the floor plain or self-rising? I know salt is added, which makes me think it is all-purpose (plain), but some recipes call for extra, and this doesn’t call for baking powder, which makes me think it is self-rising!!


No, it's plain all purpose flour. The eggs are the leavening for these. I think they are better cooked in cast iron with the skillets hot before adding the batter. You can make other baking dishes successfully. My own recipe uses 1/4 cup flour and 1/4cup milk per egg. These are also called Dutch babies . One serving suggestion is to squeeze lemon juice on immediately after baking and then to sift on powdered sugar