German Pancake

Photo by Christopher Baker
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  • Serves 4
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  • Nutritional Information

    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 790 calories
    • Calories 47 calories from fat
    • Fat 41 g
    • Sat Fat 21 g
    • Cholesterol 708 mg
    • Sodium 291 mg
    • Protein 30 g
    • Carbohydrate 71 g
    • Sugar 23 g
    • Fiber 2 g


  1. Check 3 large eggs
  2. Check 1/2cup all-purpose flour
  3. Check 1/2cup milk, preferably whole
  4. Check 1/4teaspoon kosher salt
  5. Check 1/2teaspoon vanilla extract
  6. Check 2tablespoons unsalted butter
  7. Check 2tablespoons fresh lemon juice (optional)
  8. Check 1/2cup fruit jam (optional)
  9. Check 2tablespoons confectioners' sugar


  1. Heat oven to 400° F. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs to combine. Add the flour and whisk until smooth. Add the milk, salt, and vanilla and mix until incorporated; set aside.
  2. Add the butter to a large cast-iron skillet and transfer to oven until the butter melts. Remove from oven and quickly pour the batter into the hot skillet. Return to oven and bake until the pancake is puffed and golden, about 15 minutes.
  3. Drizzle the lemon juice (if using) over the pancake. Spread the jam (if using) evenly over the top. Sprinkle with the confectioners' sugar.