German Pancakes are often called Dutch Baby Pancakes, Dutch Puff, Hootenanny, or even a Bismarck! You may also know them as an American Popover. We love the light cloud-like puff pancake that is delicious when filled with your favorite toppings!Welcome to #SummerGamesWeek 2021 hosted by Amy from House of Nash Eats! We are celebrating the start of the Tokyo Games with over 50 recipes representing more than 25 countries competing in the upcoming Summer Games! Come join me and my fellow Summer Games Week bloggers as we bring you recipes from appetizers to drinks to entrées and desserts!
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Do you have favorite toppings when enjoying a German Pancake? We sure do and I’ll share all those ideas with you.
I’m excited about #summergamesweek and sharing fantastic recipes that you might enjoy while enjoying the Summer Games! We all have our favorite sports from Gymnastics to Track and everything in between. Let’s take a place at the table and enjoy our favorite foods while cheering on these amazing athletes from around the world.
Are German Pancakes a Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner menu item? Well, that depends! Dutch Baby Pancakes are a breakfast recipe that can always be served as a brunch item or even when making Breakfast for dinner!
German Pancakes can be described as a popover or thin soufflé maybe even a thick crepe. As the recipe for German Pancakes are very similar to the French Crepe that I shared earlier this week.
Shopping List for German Pancakes
The list is all basic ingredients which mean this recipe is ideal for a late evening snack too!
- All Purpose Flour
- Melted Butter
- Pinch of Cinnamon (optional)
Garnish Ideas (optional)
- Powdered Sugar
- Syrups (Maple, Strawberry, Coconut Syrup)
- Fresh Fruit and Berries
- Sweetened Whipping Cream
I’d be shocked if you didn’t have all those ingredients but if all else fails borrow from your neighbor and make German Pancakes.
How to make German Pancakes
For this recipe, I blend up the ingredients in my Blendtec Blender. I love the quality of this blender from small batches to thick milkshakes. It’s an all-around great blender for the home.
Step 1: Place all the liquids in the blender first. I find this helps with the dry ingredients to not get stuck on the edges of the blender. But if they do, scrape them down and blend again. Blend for 60-90 seconds on a medium speed.
Step 2: Heat a 10in Cast Iron Skillet, or any oven-safe pan or glass dish and melt butter. Using a pastry brush, brush melted butter on sides and bottom.
Step 3: Pour Pancake Batter into heated skillet and immediately place in 450F Degree Oven. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until edges are puffed and a deep golden brown.
Remove from oven and top with your favorite toppings.
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How to serve Dutch Baby Pancake
We love to garnish a Dutch Baby Pancake with Sweetened Whipping Cream and Fresh Berries. Maybe even add a dusting of Powdered Sugar too. Then slice pancake into wedges and serve. We get 6 servings from a 10in Skillet.
What to serve with a German Pancake
Aside from all the fantastic Toppings, serve roasted potatoes or crispy hash browns with a slice or two of Bacon.
What makes a German Pancake Puff up?
The key to a light fluffy cloud-like pancake is heating the skillet and melting butter in it. When the skillet is hot and the batter for the Dutch Baby is poured in it, the heat will create steam pockets that will puff up during the baking process.
How to Store German Pancakes
German Pancakes are best served hot from the Oven. They can be refrigerated and reheated later but the texture will change slightly. Fortunately, it’s a small batch and can be eaten quickly.
How to clean a Cast Iron Skillet
To clean a cast-iron skillet use a scouring brush and hot water. If needed only a small drop of detergent and rinse well. Wipe dry and season with a few drops of oil.
How to make Sweetened Whipping Cream
Whip 1 cup of Heavy Whipping cream with a hand mixer until peaks form. Add 2-3 Tablespoons Powder Sugar and 1 teaspoon Vanilla and continue whipping until stiff peaks.
Berries can be added fresh or mixed with a tablespoon of sugar and allow to sit for 15-30 minutes. The sweetest juices will form which are delicious.
Wednesday #SummerGamesWeek Recipes
- Fluffy Japanese Pancakes representing Japan by House of Nash Eats
- Hokey Pokey representing New Zealand by Simply Inspired Meals
- Crepes representing France by Lemon Blossoms
- German Pancakes representing Germany by Devour Dinner
- Japanese Royal Milk Tea representing Japan by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Beef Empanadas representing Argentina by Take Two Tapas
- Steakhouse Burritos representing the USA by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Air Fried Biscuits and Cocoa Tea representing St. Lucia by Our Good Life
- Japanese Steakhouse Ginger Miso Dressing representing Japan by Palatable Pastime
- Tea Brack representing Scotland and Ireland by That Recipe
- Korean Strawberry Milk representing Korea by Magical Ingredients
- Vegetable Fried Rice for One representing China by The Spiffy Cookie
- Scottish Raspberry Buns representing the United Kingdom by The Redhead Baker
- Swedish Pancakes representing Sweden by Art of Natural Living
- 3 Eggs
- ½ Cup Milk Whole or 2%
- ½ Cup Flour
- 1 Tbl Sugar
- ¼ teaspoon Salt
- pinch Cinnamon
- 3 Tbl Butter Melted
- 2-3 Tbl Powdered Sugar
- Fresh Berries
- Preheat Oven to 400F Degrees
- In a blender Add Eggs, Milk, Flour, Sugar, Salt, and Cinnamon and blend for 60 seconds. Scrape down sides if needed
- Heat 10 in cast iron skillet over medium/high heat. Melt 3 Tbl Butter in skillet. Use Pastry Brush to brush melted butter on sides and bottom of skillet
- Pour Batter into hot skillet
- Place skillet into preheated oven and Bake for 15-18 minutes.
- Dust with Powdered Sugar
- Drizzle with syrups
- Add Fresh Berries
These are wonderful! The pancake with the garnishes sounds delicious. Love your presentation.
Thank you! We love big breakfasts in our home.
Inger @ Art of Natural Liivng
I adore German pancakes and they are fun to make too. I remember growing up and the challenge of having to decide between real dinner and a German pancake for dinner 🙂 in a local German restaurant!
Oh that would be a very hard decision. I bet it was delicious
Made these yesterday and served them with some fresh huckleberries and powdered sugar on top! They were absolutely delicious!
Fresh Huckleberries are so good! When you find a good picking spot it's a real gem.
I love this German pancake. So much easier than flipping pancakes and the flavor is sooooo good. Making this again this weekend.
I agree, it's so easy to make and everyone is happy and fed
German pancakes are one of my favorite kinds of pancakes to make! I love to make these with kids and they're always a hit. I personally like to sprinkle some powdered sugar on them and eat them that way. I can't wait to try other toppings on them!
They are a fun breakfast recipe. Let the kids choose their favorite toppings. It's fun to see what they pick.
I've eaten a lot of these but I've never made one! Must make soon!
Hope you enjoy! They are so good
Yumm. I love these. I’ve tried a couple of times. I learned a couple of tricks from you that I want to try.
So glad my tips helped Terri!
This is one of those dishes that looks like you've put so much time and effort in to it but it's really so simple. Can't wait to impress my family with this one.
I agree! German Pancakes are really super simple that I wonder why I don't make more often
Dutch babies are always so impressive. Not to mention delicious.
You are so right! Just so good