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German Pancake

Rated as 4.68 out of 5 Stars

"Piping hot and puffy from the oven, this golden pancake made a pretty presentation for a skier's theme breakfast I hosted. Served with my homemade buttermilk syrup, it's an eye-opening treat. That easy syrup tastes great on waffles and French toast, too. -Renae Moncur, Burley, Idaho"
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30 m servings
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Place the eggs, milk, flour and salt in a blender; cover and process until smooth. Pour the butter into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish; add the batter. Bake, uncovered, at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine the first five syrup ingredients; bring to a boil. Boil for 7 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Dust pancake with confectioners' sugar; serve immediately with the syrup.


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Divine! I do not keep buttermilk on hand, to substitute , I used 1 cup regular milk with 1 T. vinegar.

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This is absolutely delicious and a close approximation of what I was looking for to recreate my Grandfather and Father's specialty. However, I used a glass Pyrex baking dish and the pancake stuc...

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Divine! I do not keep buttermilk on hand, to substitute , I used 1 cup regular milk with 1 T. vinegar.

I found this recipe in USA Weekend and tried it for breakfast. Neither me or my husband had ever eaten or heard of German pancakes and absolutely loved it. I did not make the syrup because it d...

One my families favorites. I add a teaspoon of vanilla and a 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon. And we top it with our favorite pie filling, whether its strawberry, cherry or apple. Its absolutely won...

This is the recipe I have been searching for!! Just like my mom used to make for us growing up, but she called them "Dutch Babies." Good plain, with just powdered sugar and butter. Mmmmmmmmm!!

This was very good. I reduced the sugar to 1 cup and it was still very sweet. Use a large saucepan for the syrup because it might boil over otherwise! I love German pancakes- and they are ver...

This was delicious, both the pancake and syrup. We had left over syrup and made the Pillsbury cinnamon rolls and poured all of the left over syrup, which was about a cup, into the pan of rolls ...

Veryyy good. IMO, it's not at all like a pancake or bread, it's very eggy, like a very dense souffle, or thick french toast. Might be great with ham and cheese! Did not make the syrup. This w...

wonderful with lemon and icing sugar

My mom used to make this for us all the time- it's delicious and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a change from the usual breakfast. But you MUST make the syrup too because the combin...