German Pancake Recipe

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German Pancake Recipe
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German Pancake Recipe

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Piping hot and puffy from the oven, this golden pancake made a pretty presentation for a skier's theme breakfast I hosted. Served with homemade buttermilk syrup, it's an eye-opening treat. Make several German pancakes if you're feeding a crowd, and keep in mind that my easy syrup tastes great on waffles and French toast, too. —Renae Moncur, Burley, Idaho
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • BUTTERMILK SYRUP:
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Confectioners' sugar
  • Fresh blueberries, optional

Directions

Preheat oven to 400°. Place first four ingredients in a blender; process just until smooth.
Pour melted butter into a 13x9-in. baking dish; tilt dish to coat. Add batter; bake, uncovered, until puffed and golden brown, about 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, place butter, sugar, buttermilk, corn syrup and baking soda in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, 7 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.
Remove pancake from oven. Dust with confectioners' sugar; serve immediately with syrup and, if desired, fresh blueberries. Yield: 8 servings (2 cups syrup).
Health Tip: The pancake itself is just 150 calories and 7g fat. For a nutritious spin, fill it with sautéed fresh fruit and a dusting of confectioners’ sugar, or go savory with some leftover cubed turkey, gravy and herbs.
Originally published as German Pancake in Taste of Home December/January 1998, p37

Nutritional Facts

1 piece pancake with 1/4 cup syrup: 428 calories, 19g fat (11g saturated fat), 203mg cholesterol, 543mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (42g sugars, 0 fiber), 8g protein.

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  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • BUTTERMILK SYRUP:
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Confectioners' sugar
  • Fresh blueberries, optional
  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Place first four ingredients in a blender; process just until smooth.
  2. Pour melted butter into a 13x9-in. baking dish; tilt dish to coat. Add batter; bake, uncovered, until puffed and golden brown, about 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, place butter, sugar, buttermilk, corn syrup and baking soda in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, 7 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.
  4. Remove pancake from oven. Dust with confectioners' sugar; serve immediately with syrup and, if desired, fresh blueberries. Yield: 8 servings (2 cups syrup).
Health Tip: The pancake itself is just 150 calories and 7g fat. For a nutritious spin, fill it with sautéed fresh fruit and a dusting of confectioners’ sugar, or go savory with some leftover cubed turkey, gravy and herbs.
Originally published as German Pancake in Taste of Home December/January 1998, p37

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Grannycakes5 User ID: 6622261 286452
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2018

"I cut the recipe in half and it was perfect. I never use syrup, so served with butter, lemon and powdered sugar. Will definitely serve when my family comes for brunch, but will add the buttermilk syrup."

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suefalk User ID: 6736080 285237
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2018

"The buttermilk syrup is unique, and caramel like. The tartness of the fresh blueberries offset the sweetness of the syrup. Delicious! I wouldn't change a thing on this recipe."

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Alona User ID: 9050135 283001
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2018

"Great recipe, we added sugar to the batter to make it sweet! We did not make the syrup but rather just used maple syrup or jam.

Full recipe review is here: http://www.nickandalonakitchen.com/2018/01/german-pancake-with-apples.html"

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heather safe User ID: 8949835 282062
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2018

"I love the buttermilk syrup! I'm wondering if there's a typo in the recipe regarding the baking soda.. Is the baking soda really supposed to be in the syrup or the pancake? My pancake turned out kind of eggy, not fluffy."

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Robert User ID: 9344664 278656
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2017

"I just made a German Pancake this AM and it's not at all on the sweet side like yours. A full batch is 6eggs,1cup milk, and 1 cup flour. Mine has sauted veggies and different meats pre cooked. Plus it's totally covered in med-cheddar cheese. If I want sweet I put strawberry freezer jam on top to displace toast and jam. You live in BURLEY AND MY EX LIVES IN HAZELTON WHOM I GOT THE RECIPE FROM.

HMMMMMMMMMM! Yours LOOKS wonderful but definitely Not what we like. P.S. mine is in The Super Fuel for the Road a Biker's cookbook."

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Suzy User ID: 9272755 274932
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2017

"This comes out of the oven so fluffy and delicious - I usually 1/2 recipe and it's perfect with lemon and powdered sugar or with fresh berries - easy and never fail!!"

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Woolyhobbies User ID: 7651962 259436
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2017

"I make a Finnish Pannukakka that is practically identical to this recipe . I live in an area with a heavy Finnish population and there are almost as many recipes for their Finnish "pancake" as there are Finnish families. The tradition, at least here in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, is to serve it with fruit sauce (often raspberry) and/or fresh blueberries when they're in season. Whatever it's called, it's delicious!"

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JMelissaMc User ID: 2865278 247717
Reviewed May. 1, 2016

"This is the German Pancake recipe that I have used for years with powdered sugar and lemon. I made it with the syrup which is nothing but liquid caramel (candy on a pancake) and it is really good, but not at all nutritious. The syrup will only be made as a special fancy treat or as a dessert."

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pastrychef27 User ID: 3590518 246047
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2016

"Delicious! Buttermilk syrup compliments the pancake nicely! Thank you!"

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hkarow9713 User ID: 7604678 241130
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2016

"A wonderful fast and easy recipe to have on hand! I make this for breakfast or supper for my family and it's always a hit!"

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