Recipe: Basic German pancake

Dutch baby pancakes are also known as German pancakes or Dutch puffs.
(Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

Basic German pancake

30 minutes. Serves 2 to 4

1 cup (4.25 ounces) flour

1/8 teaspoon salt

4 eggs, lightly beaten

3/4 cup milk

1/4 cup (½ stick) butter

Heat oven to 425 degrees. In a bowl, whisk together the flour and salt. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs with the milk, then beat the egg mixture into the flour. Melt the butter in a 9- to 10-inch cast-iron skillet and pour the batter into the hot pan. Bake until the pancake is puffed and golden brown, 20 to 24 minutes. Serve immediately.


Calories 311

Protein 11 grams

Carbohydrates 26 grams

Fiber 1 grams

Fat 18 grams

Saturated fat 10 grams

Cholesterol 221 mg

Sugar 2 grams

Sodium 166 mg

NOTE: Dress up the pancake as you like, perhaps with a pinch of spice or lemon zest. Serve plain or dusted with powdered sugar.