Bring this spectacular German Pancake – Dutch Baby Pancake breakfast or brunch dish to the table as soon as it comes out of the oven for a lot of oohs and aahs! This German Pancake or Dutch Baby Pancake is one of the simplest dishes to prepare and one of the most impressive to serve.
This fantastic egg dish is a cross between a souffle and an omelet – it is a light and airy pancake with sides. The eggs also get puffed (this egg mixture billows up to unbelievable heights) and crispy around the edges while retaining a pancake-like tenderness in the middle. The sides of the pancake rise high above edges of the pan, creating a light, puffy crust with a tender, custard-like middle. This pancake is also know as Bismarck Pancake, Dutch Puff Pancake, and also David Eyre’s Pancake.
Comments from readers:
I just wanted to write and tell you that I had been searching for a few years for this recipe, as I was always told of the amazing German Pancakes I used to have every Sunday at a friends were a form of waffle. Well I decided to do a search for images and put waffles in and nothing looked like the mysterious food I used to eat. I figured what the heck, I will put pancakes in the search. Then I seen your picture of the pancakes and I knew they had to be them!
Well I got all the ingredients last week, including the cast iron skillet, and intended on making them this weekend which I have just done about 20 minutes ago. They were delicious!! Not as poofy as I remember, but I did the 2 to 3 serving in a 10-inch skillet and used all purpose flour. Anyway just wanted to say thank you for the amazing easy-to-follow recipe and beautiful pictures. This will be a regular weekend recipe for our family! – Brandi Abernethy, Ontario, Canada