German Puffed Pancake

German Puffed Pancake

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"I was hankering for something "eggy doughy" and I got it. I made it in a cast iron skillet and followed the recipe. Next time, I'll mix up the topping. My daughter said she liked all of it. Thank you. "

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8 tablespoon Butter
4 Egg; beaten
1 cup All purpose flour
1 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon; ground
3 medium Apple; sliced
1/2 cup Dried cranberries
1/2 cup Brown sugar
2 tablespoons Walnuts; chopped

Original recipe makes 6



1. For batter: Place 6 tablespoons butter in a 10-inch ovenproof skillet (preferably cast iron) in a 400 degree F oven until butter melts. In a medium bowl, beat eggs until combined. Add flour, milk, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, and the salt; beat until smooth. Immediately pour batter into the hot skillet. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until puffed and well browned.

2. For filling: In a medium saucepan, melt the 2 tablespoons butter. Add apples and raisins; cook over medium heat until apples are almost tender; stir frequently. Add the brown sugar and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg. Cook and stir until apples are well coated and glazed. Remove from heat. If you like, stir in the nuts. Set aside.

3. To serve: Transfer pancake to a large serving platter. Spoon filling into the center of the pancake. If you like, sprinkle with sifted powdered sugar or serve with whipped cream. Serve immediately. Makes 6 servings.


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I was hankering for something 'eggy doughy' and I got it. I made it in a cast iron skillet and followed the recipe. Next time, I'll mix up the topping. My daughter said she liked all of it. Thank you.
hotstuffnthekitchen 5 months ago
I baked at 400, used 3T butter, and soaked up the oil pooling on top with a napkin when it was mostly cooked. This resulted in a pancake that puffed well, even in the middle.
Jenstarling 10 months ago
dsrtgypsy 1 year ago
Made this for many years. Family favorite.
Ladybuglines 2 years ago
I'm waiting for it to come out of the oven, so I'll let you know. My comments are 1: no measurement for the salt (I went with the proverbial 'dash') 2: no temperature for the oven (I presume you meant the oven to be used, as you said 'bake'. I used the old stand-by of 350')
Llleahhh 3 years ago
I can honestly say that B.O. Needs better proofreaders!
TrixieFisch 3 years ago
MysticalStar 3 years ago
The recipe lists '1/4 teaspoon nutmeg' and 'salt', but the ingredients list does not show either of those...????
schaffs 4 years ago
This is an easy breakfast that impresses...and the fragrance ensures everyone will be at the table before it's ready to serve! As my pantry was bare of dried cranberries, I substituted dried blueberries and was pleased. My child assistant plopped the entire 1/2 cup of brown sugar into the pan before I could judge whether that much was needed. With no cranberry tartness for contrast, a little spritz of lemon juice brightens the dish. The pancake came out with some butter swimming on top, so I will probably experiment and drop off a Tablespoon next time. I also had a 'skin' on the bottom of the pancake, not sure if I did something wrong, or merely didn't have the right utensil to cut through (I'm very careful with my non-stick pans and used a wooden spatula). Thank you for introducing us to the marvels of the Deutch Pfannkuchen.
Fabulousy 5 years ago
We make this too in our home! My MIL is German and its great to teach the kids a bit of their culture.
steamykitchen 5 years ago
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