German Pancake Recipe (aka Dutch Baby) for Pancake Day!

Course Pancakes, Pancakes and Waffles
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 179kcal
Author The Worktop


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • fresh lemons - for serving
  • powdered sugar (icing sugar) - for serving


  • Preheat oven to 450F / 230C.
  • In a 12-inch skillet, melt the butter. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, beat the eggs.
  • Add in the milk and beat well.
  • Slowly, add in the salt and the flour, while whisking steadily.
  • Mix in the melted butter. It is okay if there are a few small lumps in the batter.
  • Using a paper towel, lightly spread the remains of the melted butter around the pan to coat it.
  • Pour the batter into the skillet, and bake for 15 minutes at 450F/ 230C. Reduce the heat to 350F / 175C and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
  • Serve immediately. Top with a generous squeeze of lemon juice and a sprinkle of powdered sugar.


Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 157mg | Sodium: 407mg | Potassium: 108mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 425IU | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1.4mg