May 5, 2010

German Pancakes

German Pancakes are yummy fluffy goodness. Pretty much a twisted version of crepes. Also known as Dutch Babies." They are PERFECT with some more melted butter and a squeeze of lemon. Or powdered sugar sprinkled like crazy by children....& sliced strawberries a plenty for mom. Dad says Nutella is his favorite topping. Make these as minis and children can mess up their own plate with toppings they like and you don't...such as peanut butter and sprinkles.

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup melted butter (for the pancake...need more for pans)
Preheat oven at 400*

Cooking Options: two 9-inch cake pans, 1 9x13 pan, 2 full muffin tins (24). 
Butter which ever cooking pan WELL with more melted butter!!!

Put EVERYTHING into the blender. 
Blend really well, until super smooth.
Pour into prepared pans and bake.

9x13 - 20-25 minutes. 
Muffin Tins - 15 minutes.
2 9" rounds - 20 minutes.

Slide onto hot plates. 
Serve with lemon slices, powdered sugar and butter if you are a purist. 
Other people like fruit or maple syrup. 
Or fresh berries, even.

If you truly like the traditional way of cooking a German Pancake then:
  • Drop 2 Tablespoons of butter into a cast iron pan.
  • Place into oven.
  • When butter is well melted & pan is hot, remove pan from oven & swirl butter around.
  • Pour batter quickly into pan and put back into oven.
  • Cook for 15-20 mins.
  • YUM!