German Puff Pancake Tutorial

If you are wanting something different for breakfast than the usual pancakes or omelets, this is the perfect recipe for you. It's a cross between a souffle and an omelet. It takes about 18 minutes start to finish and it's special enough for brunch with friends. Even better is you probably already have the five ingredients you need to make it.

German Puff Pancake (also known as a Dutch Baby)


2 Tbs butter
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs
Powdered Sugar for dusting
Lemon Juice (optional)

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Put your butter in a 9-inch pie pan and let the butter melt in the preheating oven. (I used my OVEN SAFE non-stick skillet but be aware that MOST non-stick skillets are NOT oven safe). Use a pie pan.

Step 2

In a bowl, beat together the milk, eggs, and flour. Batter will be slightly lumpy and resemble pancake batter.

Step 3

Pour the batter on top of the melted butter and bake for 15 minutes until edges puff up and are golden brown.

Step 4

Drizzle with lemon juice and dust with powdered sugar. Serve warm.


Cathi W said…
We call these Dutch Babies and everyone loves them!
Anonymous said…
These make up really well in a cast iron frying pan as well.
Deanna said…
I will sure try this recipe!
Lorrie said…
It's important to note that you should NOT stir the batter into the butter. Just pour it over the butter, and pop the pan in the oven. We call these Dutch Boys.

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