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Old-World Puff Pancake

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
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


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


  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • LeAnne
    May 6, 2020

    My kids love this. We call it Dutch Baby. My recipe doesn't have lemon though.

  • rebelwithoutaclue
    Jul 9, 2019

    We love these especially with lemon juice. Around here they call this a German pancake! Whatever you like to call it, it is one great breakfast.

  • Lois
    Jun 10, 2019

    I have made this for my family since we tried it on the 1980's. We have it with powdered sugar and lemon juice. Yum!!

  • kivec
    Apr 1, 2017

    This was easy and fantastic. I didn't change a thing except for using lemon wedges. After taking it out of the oven, I just sprinkled powder sugar on it and served it with a berry compote. Excellent

  • Lady Fingers
    Jan 27, 2017

    In my house, these are called Dutch Babies, and we don't put any sugar in the batter.

  • DragonSlayersRosebud
    Apr 6, 2014

    The first time I made it our family just loved it. It's been a favorite breakfast ever since. Easy recipe delicious, our family just likes maple syrup on it. Goes great with scrambled eggs or just fresh fruit.

  • Jellybean
    Mar 10, 2013

    I did not like this recipe at all. The pancake is too dense for my taste and not sweet enough. I sprinkled chocolate chips on top to add a little more flavor and sweetness. I won't make it again.

  • C Anderson
    Jun 4, 2012

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  • mkozars
    Apr 19, 2010

    Quick and easy- and my toddlers loved it!

  • time2cook
    Nov 15, 2008

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