Sunday, February 2, 2014

Oven Puff Pancake

Whether you call it German Pancake, Danish Pancake, Oven Pancake, Aeggekage, Puff Pancake, or Dutch Babies, this is one amazing breakfast! The batter is similar to crepes, but instead of frying it in individual portions, you pour it all into a hot greased skillet and bake it in one magnificent puff.

And it's so easy! I doubled this recipe and used my two biggest skillets. I could have used a 9 x 13 pan instead, but I love the wedge-shape pieces that come from a round pan. I think the pancake cooks differently in a skillet, too, and wouldn't give up that crusty edge for anything. 

German Puff Pancake

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoons white sugar
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour 

Put 3 tablespoons butter in a large cast iron skillet. Place skillet in the oven while you preheat it to 450 F. 

Thoroughly blend ingredients using an electric mixer. Carefully pour batter into hot skillet with melted butter and return to hot oven.

Bake 15-18 minutes at 450 F.

Remove from oven and serve immediately with one of the following toppings:

  • Powdered sugar
  • Maple syrup
  • Jam 
  • Cherry pie filling
  • Sliced strawberries lightly glazed with orange marmalade

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