German Pancake

April 17, 2010

You must make this. It is about the easiest thing on the face of the earth. And I can guarantee you have all of these ingredients in your house as we speak.

German Pancake

3 large eggs
1/2 c all purpose flour
1/2 c milk{preferably whole}
1/4tsp salt
1/2tsp vanilla extract
2tbs unsalted butter
2 tbs confectioners sugar

Heat oven to 400° F.

In a large bowl, whisk the eggs to combine. Add the flour and whisk until smooth. Add the milk, salt, and vanilla and mix until incorporated; set aside. Add the butter to a large cast-iron skillet and transfer to oven until the butter melts. Remove from oven and quickly pour the batter into the hot skillet. Return to oven and bake until the pancake is puffed and golden, about 15 minutes. Drizzle the lemon juice (if using) over the pancake. Spread the jam (if using) evenly over the top. Sprinkle with the confectioners sugar.

Optional toppings:

  • 2  tablespoons  fresh lemon juice 
  • 1/2  cup  fruit jam