Old-World Puff Pancake

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Apr. 08, 2023
My mom told me her mother-in-law showed her how to make this dish, which became popular during the Depression, on their "get acquainted" visit in 1927. At that time, cooks measured ingredients in pinches, dashes and dibs. But through the years, accurate amounts were noted. My wife and I continue to enjoy this dish today, particularly for brunch. —Auton Miller, Piney Flats, Tennessee
Old-World Puff Pancake Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Confectioners' sugar
  • Lemon wedges
  • Syrup, optional
  • Fresh raspberries, optional


  1. Place butter in a 10-in. ovenproof skillet; place in a 425° oven until melted, 2-3 minutes. In a blender, process the eggs, milk, flour, sugar and nutmeg until smooth. Pour into prepared skillet.
  2. Bake at 425° until puffed and browned, 16-18 minutes. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Serve with lemon wedges and, if desired, syrup and raspberries.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 178 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 144mg cholesterol, 74mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein.