Friday, April 1, 2011

Recipe - Baked Pancake

This recipe has been part of my family for as long as I can remember. I have it committed to memory. It is quick and easy, but also impressive for a Sunday Brunch. It is also one of my girls' favorite weekend breakfasts. I have heard it called many things. It is basically like a giant popover, served with syrup.

Baked Pancake
(aka Big Fluffy Pancake, German Pancake, Dutch Baby)

Preheat a 12 inch oven safe skillet in the oven with 3 T butter at 400 degrees. Watch the pan so the butter doesn't burn, remove the pan when all the butter melts and let the oven reach full temperature.

3 eggs
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup flour

Mix all ingredients in a bowl until smooth. When the oven has reached temperature, pour the batter into the pan with the melted butter. Return to the oven; bake for 20 minutes, until golden and puffy
Serve with fruit, powdered sugar, or syrup.

The pancake will flatten as soon as you cut it, if you're looking for a fancy presentation, take it to the table before you cut into it, so your guests can see how beautiful it is.
(Variation: Using a 10 inch skillet, use 2 eggs, 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 cup flour.)
 Take a look at Sweet Tooth Friday over @ Alli-n-son.


  1. This was one of my favorite brunch meals growing up!

    I'd like to invite you to share this recipe with my linky, Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you there.

  2. We love this recipe too, Rachel! We top it with frozen fruit that's been heated and sweetened. Add a little powdered sugar to make it look pretty and it's SO yummy!!!

    Thanks for sharing.