A bratwurst and a stein of beer. That’s what my husband would say if I were to ask him to name his favorite German food. However, since I’ve shown him the beauty and deliciousness of a German Pancake, that brat MIGHT lose its spot. I don’t think there’s anything I could do to knock out the beer.
My mom used to make this German Pancake for my oldest brother. He would snarf down the entire thing. I never really competed for a bite because I had no idea what I was missing out on.
When my youngest son was in preschool, he had a Sesame Street cookbook with a Dutch Baby recipe. We made it, and I right away thought of the German Pancake and had to make it to compare.
I don’t really want to say which was better, but Cookie Monster can’t compete with this.
My recipe is a combination of recipes from my mom and my Great Aunt Agnes. The best part about the recipe from Aunt Agnes is that it is typed on an index card. And by typed, I mean TYPED with a TYPEWRITER. Pretty impressive.
Know what else is impressive? This perfect Saturday morning breakfast German Pancake. It’s fun to watch it magically rise in the oven.
Make sure you preheat the skillet in the oven with the butter!
Try it with Balsamic Strawberry Sauce.
OR have your own German Oktoberfest and crack open a Bier. (I know Oktoberfest is in September but who cares?)
- 1½ Tbsp Butter (Unsalted)
- 3 Eggs
- ¾ cup Flour
- ¾ cup Milk
- 1 Tbsp Sugar
- ¼ tsp Salt
- ¼ tsp Baking Powder
- ¼ tsp Vanilla Extract
- Lemon juice and powdered sugar for serving.
- Preheat oven to 450.
- Heat 12" skillet in oven with the butter while you make the batter.
- Lightly whisk eggs.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and whisk until big lumps are gone.
- Once the skillet is hot and the butter is melted, swirl the pan for even coverage.
- Pour batter in skillet.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
- Top with fresh lemon juice and powdered sugar.
So it SHOULD be 4 servings, but my son eats the whole thing. So make 2!