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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Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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BUTTERMILK SYRUP:

Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

455 calories; protein 8.2g; carbohydrates 64.1g; fat 19.1g; cholesterol 181mg; sodium 473.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (197)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2007
Divine! I do not keep buttermilk on hand, to substitute , I used 1 cup regular milk with 1 T. vinegar. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/13/2008
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 stuck to the bottom, so I lightly buttered the pan the next time around and that worked out better. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2007
Divine! I do not keep buttermilk on hand, to substitute , I used 1 cup regular milk with 1 T. vinegar. Read More
(168)
Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2007
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 didn't sound good to him, so we used pancake syrup. Have made several times since then, and we both can eat the whole thing,so I would suggest increasing the ingredients for a larger family. Tip, spray pan before putting in butter because mine stuck the time I forgot to spray. Read More
(69)
Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2009
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 wonderful!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2007
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!! Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2008
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 very easy to make. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2006
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 while it just came out of the oven. We ommited the frosting that comes with it and it was to die for...very very rich and delicious. I have never had cinnamon rolls so good, thanks to this buttermilk syrup recipe. Also, these pancakes are great with fruit and whipped cream for a different taste. Read More
(15)
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Rating: 4 stars
08/20/2007
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 would be a good egg-stretcher to save money at breakfast. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2008
wonderful with lemon and icing sugar Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2006
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 combination is senstational. Read More
(10)
Rating: 3 stars
10/13/2008
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 stuck to the bottom, so I lightly buttered the pan the next time around and that worked out better. Read More
(9)