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German Pancake (aka Dutch Baby)
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German Pancake (aka Dutch Baby)

German Pancake (aka Dutch Baby)


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • OPTIONAL FOR SERVING: butter, lemon juice, powdered sugar or syrup
  • SAVORY version: omit sugar, add a little fresh ground pepper to the batter (I topped the pancake with crispy prosciutto, a fried egg and arugula greens)


  1. Preheat oven to 425
  2. Put a heavy ovenproof pan or a cast iron skillet in the oven for at least 10 minutes while you make the batter to get it really really hot
  3. In a medium sized bowl, whisk flour, milk, eggs, sugar and salt until smooth
  4. Quickly but carefully, remove pan from oven and add butter - coat bottom and sides well then pour the batter into the hot skillet all at once, and immediately put back in the oven
  5. Bake 20 minutes (check at 15 minutes), without opening the door until puffed and golden brown
  6. Remove from oven and serve right away - the pancake will start to deflate when out of the oven, but that’s ok
  7. Optional (but you should do it), serve with butter, lemon juice and powdered sugar