German Pancakes

German Pancakes

(4 servings)    Printable Version
  • 1 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • pinch of salt
Make a smooth paste with the milk, sugar, salt and flour. Break in the 5 eggs one at a time, stirring constantly. Beat well.

Heat a good sized frying pan and grease well. Put about 6 tablespoons of the mixture in the frying pan. Put frying pan in a hot oven. Cook until brown and puffed.

Serve with jelly, sugar and slices of lemon.

Alternate Recipe
Here's a tested recipe for German pancakes that are easy to prepare and cooked on the stove top: German Blender Pancakes.

In Southern Germany the word for pancake is Pfannkuchen. Oddly enough, in Berlin the same word refers to a doughnut. German dialects can be very tricky. Be extremely careful when ordering pancakes in Berlin.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank scrambler for this recipe.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of German Pancakes?
Overall Average Rating = 4 (out of 5)
Based on 12 votes.

From wheelie
Rating (out of 5):  

I liked these pancakes!

Comment submitted: 3/25/2011 (#12344)

From Adalwolf

I think German pancakes are not using milk in the recipe... in Southern Germany they only use eggs, flour, salt and beer. No milk, no sugar... great taste, and its a real dinner or a supper.

Comment submitted: 2/24/2011 (#12202)

From berg400

Try the alternate recipe right under the recipe. It is much better than this one.

Comment submitted: 6/6/2010 (#10628)

From aaron
Rating (out of 5):  

Simple and good with powdered sugar and lemon juice. Not my all-time favorite, but definitely satisfying.

Comment submitted: 1/14/2010 (#9459)

From FixIt4P
Rating (out of 5):  

Almost like my Ahna's. She used a little more milk to make them very thin. It was perfect for a Lenten Friday dinner!

Comment submitted: 3/6/2009 (#7710)

From So So

Um, it was okay - just less eggs!

Comment submitted: 12/12/2007 (#4166)

From Ash and Toni
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Comment submitted: 8/27/2007 (#3457)

From IchliebeDeutsch

Just had some of these with my friends from Germany (and they were very good!!!). They said that left overs are typically sliced into ribbons and put into broth for a soup next day. Another variation they enjoy is scrambling this mix and combining it with (scrambled?) egg and eating with powdered sugar on top. I haven't tried these variations, but they're authentic!

Comment submitted: 6/6/2007 (#2619)

From Jim
Rating (out of 5):  

Yeah it was great.

Comment submitted: 5/28/2007 (#2538)

From HaleyJo
Rating (out of 5):  

I love making german pancakes, my aunt taught me how, but instead of putting a slice of lemon, sugar and jelly, just rub it with butter, spread powdered sugar on it and pour a bit of lemon juice on it and fold it in half and do it again. I PROMISE IT IS WONDERFUL thats the best way to do it!!!

Comment submitted: 5/1/2007 (#2305)

From Quite Nice
Rating (out of 5):  

Quite nice, but I reccommend using self-raising flour, as an alternative to all the eggs.

Comment submitted: 12/10/2006 (#925)

From Good Recipe
Rating (out of 5):  

This recepe was great, except that I didn't know what temp the oven was supposed to be on!

Comment submitted: 10/29/2006 (#590)

Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom BERNADETTE (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

These pancakes turned out great the first time I made them. If you think they were bad, maybe you didn't follow the recipe correctly.

Comment submitted: 10/15/2006 (#506)

From Sue

Try the recipe for German Oven Pancakes. The proportions work a little better.

Comment submitted: 9/17/2006 (#332)

From Scout
Rating (out of 5):  

I agree with Maria. This is just a basic recipe and it worked out fine for us. We had apple butter on them and they were very good.

Comment submitted: 9/14/2006 (#319)

From Maria
Rating (out of 5):  

Obviously Alice did something wrong because these are the best pancakes ever! For a more fluffy pancake I would recommend beating the eggs first until they are light and fluffy, and then add the rest of the ingredients.

Comment submitted: 5/18/2006 (#54)

From Alice
Rating (out of 5):  

Just wasted lots of eggs, milk, sugar and flour on a worthless recipe downloaded from your site - german pancakes. Thanks loads.

Comment submitted: 3/22/2006 (#53)

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