For those of you with more than one child, you know the feeling of success when all the children pronounce a recipe a keeper. Puffy German Pancake is that recipe in my home. A favorite breakfast request, it is fast, simple, and of course economical to put together.
It’s a favorite recipe across the internet with all kinds of names—and I have no clue whether it is an actual German recipe or not. I did read where it can be made in a muffin pan for individual servings. Something to try one day when there’s time. After all these years, I’m still enjoying the bliss of mixing ingredients in one bowl and dumping it all into a casserole dish.
The children and I enjoy watching the pancake, which is nothing like a pancake at all, puff up like a blow-fish.
The first five minutes in the oven are tricky—the first time we made it, we thought we had used the wrong type of flour. True to its word, puffing action began and did not stop until pulled from the oven. There were more ohhhs and ahhhs as the pancake became flat-as-a-flitter with tall sides.
Sprinkled with powdered sugar, drizzled with syrup, and topped with sliced strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries (my favorite), it is out-of-this-world delicious.
Puffy German Pancake
1/4 cup butter
1 1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
Melt butter in 9 x13 pan in the oven while oven is preheating to 425 degrees. Mix eggs, flour, and milk with an electric blender. Add batter to dish and bake for 25 minutes or until center is set and sides are golden brown.