I love this German Pancake! It’s so easy to make, it’s impressive to look at, and most important, it’s really tasty! Just a few ingredients that you probably have in your kitchen right now, a little time, and you have yourself a delicious breakfast or brunch item!
That’s why I included this in my Cupboard Cooking Cookbook.
I like the pancake simply with the powdered sugar, however, you can also serve it with apple slices, strawberry slices, raspberry puree, or blueberries. Or, serve it with a little maple syrup if you like.
It’s also a really fun thing to make with kids, or childish adults, because it puffs so high in the oven, and then rapidly deflates after you take it out of the oven. Each one is different and fun too! Sometimes they rise more or less. But, it’s always a show. We’re working on some video that we shot of one in the oven; I’ll try to add that as soon as we get it all finalized.
- 6 eggs
- 1 cup milk*
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons butter
- Powdered sugar for dusting
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Place rack on the lowest shelf as the pancake will rise quite a bit. Whisk together eggs, milk, flour, sugar, and salt in a large bowl.
- Place butter in a 10-12 inch cast iron skillet, and place pan in the oven to melt the butter. Once butter is melted, remove the pan from the oven, and place whisked egg mixture in the hot skillet.
- Carefully transfer the hot skillet back to the 400°F oven, and bake for 20 minutes or until pancake is golden and puffed.
- Sift powered sugar over the top of the pancake and serve immediately. Don’t worry as it deflates - it’s supposed to do that. Pancake is also good at room temperature.
- *I use 2% milk, however any kind will work. Whole milk will make the pancake richer and heavier, while non-fat milk will make a lighter pancake. So, use the kind of milk your family likes best.
- I like the pancake simply with the powdered sugar, however, you can also serve it with apple slices, strawberry slices, raspberry puree, or blueberries. Or, serve it with a little maple syrup if you like.