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Aunt Edith’s Baked Pancake

My aunt made a mighty breakfast that revolved around 'The Big Pancake'. I always enjoyed watching as she poured the batter into her huge iron skillet, then created the perfect confection: baked pancakes. —Marion Kirst, Troy, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • Confectioners' sugar
  • Lemon wedges


  • In a bowl, beat eggs until very light. Add salt, flour and milk; beat well. Thoroughly rub bottom and sides of a 10-in. cast-iron or other heavy skillet with butter. Pour batter into skillet. Bake at 450° for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350° and bake until set, 5 minutes longer. If desired, remove pancake from skillet and place on a large hot platter. Dust with confectioners' sugar and garnish with lemon. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 180 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 158mg cholesterol, 407mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 7g protein.

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  • Jane
    Apr 8, 2020

    This recipe should suggest toppings like fruit, syrup and butter, etc. I love these too but folks who haven’t had them don’t know they taste like eggs, not pancakes. You can dress them up as you please.

  • colleen
    Apr 7, 2020

    I made this for Sunday breakfast and it was Delicious! I Only used two eggs, very well beaten and it turned out beautifully, puffed about three inches above the edge of the pan! I Served it with sausages baked in the oven along with it and it was one of the best breakfasts ever! Thank You for this great recipe!

  • mrssweets
    Nov 23, 2019

    All you can taste is eggs. This is the worst recipe I have ever made from TOH. My husband wouldn't eat it and he is not very picky.

  • Marian
    Nov 6, 2019

    I call this a Dutch Baby. I have melted the butter in the frying pan in the oven still it is hot and melted then added the rest of ingredients well mixed. Put it back in the oven and watch it puff up. It will flattened as soon as its taken out of the oven so be sure everyone is around the table for the big reveal. I make a blueberry sauce to put over it. My recipe says a quarter a person but my husband and I just cut it in half and enjoy it. A quarter would never be enough. It's good for dessert, breakfast, lunch or a light supper. We love it.

  • avonlady54555
    Nov 5, 2019

    3 large eggs 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup whole milk 2 tablespoons butter, softened Confectioners' sugar Lemon wedges

  • Susan
    Nov 5, 2019

    Ah, German pancakes. Been in my family for many generations. They are good.

  • Delores
    Mar 17, 2019

    Added tsp vanilla and made pears with ginger cinnamon butter and sugar simmered and put on top to serve. Excellent

  • Lady Fingers
    Apr 26, 2018

    In my family we call these Dutch Babies. I divide the batter between two smaller pans, baking individual ones for my husband and myself. (Seriously, you will want half of one, not just a quarter!)

  • Pammiegirl44
    Apr 26, 2018

    This like my grandma's Yorkshire pudding.

  • cjados
    Apr 26, 2018

    add blueberries, yummy!!