Friday, October 15, 2010

German Oven Pancakes

These are a delicious alternative to regular pancakes and so much easier and less time consuming.  Some people call them Dutch Babies or other various names.

1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup flour
3 large eggs
dash of salt
1 to 2 tablespoons of butter or margarine
Preheat your oven to 425° F. I usually use two smaller pans and do one recipe in each or you can double the recipe and use a 9x13 pan.

Place the butter in the bottom of the pan and place it in the oven while it's preheating to melt it (Don't let it start to burn though).  Mix your milk, flour, eggs and salt in a bowl. Use a wire whisk to blend, but make sure all the lumps have disappeared before moving on. (Some people blend this in a food processor but I don't) When you've got your mix ready, pour it over the melted butter in your pan, and place it back in the oven. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Edges will be puffed up. I like to server with powdered sugar or Nutella or both (that's why I like to make two).


  1. Thanks! I had something like this at a diner once and forgot the name and never could then look up a recipe (They went by Dutch Babies there).

  2. Oooh. I'm making this tomorrow. How many people does a single one feed?

  3. I would say a single recipe feeds me, Zach, and Jimmy, but in general I would say four.

  4. These look really good. There is a similar recipe in America's Test Kitchen Cookbook (and their Baking Cookbook) for German Apple Pancakes - you saute some apples with butter and cinnamon first, then pour the batter (similar to yours) over and pop it in the oven for maybe 15 minutes... delicious.

  5. These are good! I had a bunch when Mary made them once. They're similar to that Oven Crespella. Also, Eliese, Williams and Sonoma also have a recipe for an Apple pancake that cooks in the oven and looks a lot more complicated than it is.

  6. oh, good, apples go with it, cause I'm making some now and going to add apple butter, since we're Nutella-less.