German Pancakes

Heaven on a Plate!

Once upon a time, I decided to surprise my family with this decadent breakfast.  I tip-toed downstairs and sneaked around until the pancake was ready.  Then, I called them all down to feast.  The pancakes were such a hit, that my children declared them  ‘Heaven on a plate’.

Apart from any potential blasphemy, I had a larger problem.  I’d set myself up for a steady stream of high-calorie pancake making.  After a while, we declared a limit on the frequency Heaven-on-a-plate can be served.

Now, every second Saturday, you can find us hovering over our Heavenly plates.  Just ignore the smudges of lemony powdered sugar on our faces!  Below is the recipe, so you can bedeck your own face.  I hope you give these treats a try.  If you do, you may want to limit frequency.  It’s a better option than testing the limits of your waistband!

German Pancakes
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My kids have always referred to these as 'Heaven on a plate'! They're tasty, addicting, and not particularly healthy. So, we make them every other Saturday morning as a treat. Instead of regular pancakes, these are thick crepes topped with lemon and confectioner's sugar.
Servings Prep Time
3 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
German Pancakes
Print Recipe
My kids have always referred to these as 'Heaven on a plate'! They're tasty, addicting, and not particularly healthy. So, we make them every other Saturday morning as a treat. Instead of regular pancakes, these are thick crepes topped with lemon and confectioner's sugar.
Servings Prep Time
3 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Pancake
Topping
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425`.
  2. Place 4 tbsp butter in a 9 x 13 pan. Place pan with butter into preheated oven.
  3. Mix eggs, milk, and flour. If using gf flour, sift flour before mixing. If using regular flour, stir until just mixed. Some lumps may reamain and won't hurt the dish.
  4. When the butter in the 9 x 13 pan has melted, carefully tip it to distribute evenly.
  5. Pour batter into hot pan with butter.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven. Dish will be golden and puffy. It will deflate, like a souffle after a few minutes and this is ok.
  8. Cut and serve with butter, lemon juice, and powdered sugar. Let each person top their own.
Recipe Notes

My mother likes these with apple pie filling instead of the lemon mixture, but we're purists.  I cut lemons in half and microwave them in a covered bowl for 2 minute increments.  This makes them juice easily with a potato masher or large spoon.

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