Saturday, December 4, 2010

German Baby Pancake

I am sorry for neglecting you all.  I have been fighting a sinus infection and well...stress lately.  But I am back - you have been warned!

 I felt the need to share our latest breakfast OBSESSION.  This is a German Baby Pancake.  I have no idea why it's called a German Baby and honestly, I don't feel like Googling it haha I HIGHLY recommend you try this.  It is super simple and uber versatile.  It can be very bland and it has a very eggy texture.  You have been warned.  With a lil added cinnamon and nutmeg and with this SINFUL Cinnamon Honey Butter - you will want to marry me :)

German Baby Pancakes
(Courtesy of

  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Place butter in a 10 inch cast iron skillet and heat the skillet in oven.
  2. Beat eggs at high speed with an electric mixer. Slowly add the milk and flour.
  3. Pour batter into hot skillet. Return skillet to oven and bake for 20 minutes. It will rise like a souffle, then fall when taken out of oven. Lightly dust with powdered sugar and serve.

As you will notice from my picture I did not use a cast iron skillet.  I used a glass pie plate.  I am even thinking of trying a square pan.  I want to try to get as much of that crispy goodness you see that has puffed up and browned...mmmmmmmmm man!

After reading all of the reviews on this recipe, I made the following modifications:

Warmed milk in the microwave for about 20 seconds.  You want it warm not hot or you will cook your eggs.

I ran the eggs under hot water just to take the chill off.

I added some cinnamon, 1 tsp of vanilla and a dash of nutmeg.

Instead of topping with jam and powdered sugar, I use the Cinnamon Honey Butter (which I put in a separate post so it will be easily searchable).

Please let me know what you all think.  


Special K


  1. Wow that is HUGE!!!

    I have a dumb question, how do you eat it?
    With hands, fork, spoon?

    Every time I read your blog, I start drooling....
    and my tummy start grumbling!!!

  2. Well it actually deflates and shrinks down. Then I cut it into slices, like a pie. I tear the crispy brown edges & eat with my fingers and the eggy center is eaten with a fork. Thank you SO much for the kind works :)

  3. I am with you, Lorena! When I come here to visit...i find myself starting to get hungry real quickly! LOL I have never heard of this b/4....sounds interesting and something different....and with the cinnamon butter! WOW! xo

  4. Stress :-( Try to think positive. Nice recipe, thanks for sharing!