German Pancakes

We loved these as kids. We made them often just as a snack. I was fortunate enough to have a mother who allowed us to cook in the kitchen. Often unattended. Me and my friends were always stirring up something delicious and tempting. This is one reason I am such a good cook.

The tender crust and the delicate middle of this pastry is so tempting. Then when you add a squeeze of lemon, a sprinkle of powdered sugar and some fresh fruit, this is heavenly.

Set oven to 375°, put the butter in a heavy baking dish. Put the dish in the oven let the butter melt.

While butter melts, combine all ingredients for batter using a wire whisk or electric hand mixer.

Once the butter is melted pour the batter into the hot baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes or until it is puffy and golden brown.

Sometimes these puff a lot sometimes not so much, I have no explanation why. They still taste good. They usually deflate once you take them out of the oven anyways.

While this is baking, cut up any fresh fruit you desire. Berries, peaches, canned apples are all really good. Cut a fresh lemon for squeezing on top.

Cut into serving sizes and serve. Some people actually put syrup on these but that is all wrong in my opinion. Fruit and lemon juice sprinkled with powdered sugar is all this needs.

  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 cube of butter
  • lemon
  • powdered sugar
  • fresh fruit
  1. In a heavy 9×13 baking pan place 1 cube of hard butter, place pan in oven. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Meanwhile, mix all ingredients well with a wire whisk.
  3. When the butter is all melted, swirl around the pan coating the bottom.
  4. Pour the egg batter into the center of the pan, push back into oven and bake for 20 minutes until puffy and brown.
  5. Monitor closely so you do not burn the puffy parts that will rise. You may want to remove the top rack and bake on the bottom.
  6. Cut into serving and top with a squeeze of lemon fresh fruit and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
The toppings for this are endless. Cinnamon and sugar, jam, fruit syrups. Canned fruit is good as well.

Sometimes these puff high sometimes they don’t either way they still taste great