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Aunt Edith’s Baked Pancake

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.

Makes

4 servings

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
Aunt Edith's Baked Pancake Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Baked Pancake Tips

What are baked pancakes called?

A large pancake baked in an oven-safe skillet is frequently called a "Dutch Baby," a moniker that is actually derived from Deutsch, or German, origins rather than Dutch. However, the Dutch are also known for making their own large skillet pancakes called pannekoeken. Unlike Dutch Babies, pannekoeken are not baked in the oven but rather on a stovetop, and they are thinner than traditional pancakes.

Do baked pancakes taste different than regular pancakes?

Baked pancakes rise in the pan as they bake and, as a result, develop crisp, golden edges—unlike regular pancakes, which tend to be softer in texture throughout. A baked pancake also has a slightly custard-like, buttery flavor (similar to a Yorkshire pudding).

How should I serve baked pancakes?

Serve baked pancakes "family-style," allowing everyone to cut or tear off their own helping. You can top your baked pancake with powdered sugar, maple syrup, chopped nuts, chocolate, fresh fruit, jams or even ice cream!

Research contributed by Mark Neufang, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant

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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