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Old-World Puff Pancake Recipe

Old-World Puff Pancake Recipe

My mom told me her mother-in-law showed her how to make this dish, which became popular during the Depression, on their "get acquainted" visit in 1927. At that time, cooks measured ingredients as pinches, dashes and dibs. But through the years, accurate amounts were noted. My wife and I continue to enjoy this dish today, particularly for brunch. —Auton Miller, Piney Flats, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Confectioners' sugar
  • Lemon wedges
  • Syrup, optional
  • Fresh raspberries, optional


  • 1. Place butter in a 10-in. ovenproof skillet; place in a 425° oven for 2-3 minutes or until melted. In a blender, process the eggs, milk, flour, sugar and nutmeg until smooth. Pour into prepared skillet.
  • 2. Bake at 425° for 16-18 minutes or until puffed and browned. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Serve with lemon wedges and, if desired, syrup and raspberries. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 178 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 144mg cholesterol, 74mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein.

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kivec User ID: 547583 264181
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2017

"This was easy and fantastic. I didn't change a thing except for using lemon wedges. After taking it out of the oven, I just sprinkled powder sugar on it and served it with a berry compote. Excellent"

Lady Fingers User ID: 2682286 260380
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2017

"In my house, these are called Dutch Babies, and we don't put any sugar in the batter."

DragonSlayersRosebud User ID: 198468 43270
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2014

"The first time I made it our family just loved it. It's been a favorite breakfast ever since. easy recipe delicious, our family just likes maple syrup on it. Goes great with scrambled eggs or just fresh fruit."

Jellybean User ID: 119091 42125
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2013

"I did not like this recipe at all. The pancake is too dense for my taste and not sweet enough. I sprinkled chocolate chips on top to add a little more flavor and sweetness. I won't make it again."

mkozars User ID: 1434901 13730
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2010

"quick and easy- and my toddlers loved it!"

NurseNancyAZ User ID: 1828288 18011
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2008

"I actually used 1 less egg in this recipe. With 3, it's a little too eggy for me. :)"

hotdiggydog User ID: 2806344 43223
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2008

"I've been making my own redition of the above, using egg whites plus one egg. My guess is that egg beaters would work fine. I can hardly wait to try this recipe."

rainylane User ID: 1256004 19710
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2008

"will the old-world puff pancake work with egg beaters?"

honeybee101 User ID: 1691440 13727
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2008

"This is pretty much the same thing as finnish kropsu, the finnish pancake."

martiemouse User ID: 2732935 39917
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2008

"something new for dessert"

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