Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. As oven preheats, place the butter in 9×13” baking dish and put in oven for the butter to melt.
Place the eggs, milk, flour, salt and vanilla in a blender; cover and process until smooth.
Pour batter into the baking dish with the melted butter. Bake, for 20 minutes or until golden brown and puffy.
Remove from oven and sprinkle generously with powdered sugar.
Serve with whipping cream, fresh fruit and syrup if desired.
How To Make German Pancakes
There are a few tips for making these pancakes that will help your pancakes be light and super puffy. If you follow these tips for how to make German pancakes, it should help you get the best results possible.
The pan needs to be hot before putting your batter into it. So don’t skip the part where you melt the butter in the pan in the oven. Don’t melt the butter in the microwave, which may seem easier. The hot pan helps the pancakes begin to puff immediately. Preheat the oven with the butter in the pan so it can melt as the oven and the pan warm up. Then pour the batter directly into the hot pan.
- Using white all-purpose flour will give you the best, fluffy pancakes. You can use wheat flour, just know that pancakes will not be as fluffy.
- Use real butter. While the butter is melting rub a little of the butter stick up on the sides of the pan. This helps the pastry puff up the sides of the pan.
- Only use real eggs and not an egg substitute for this recipe.
- The type of pan you use will also affect the results. I get pretty good results with my 9×13 glass pan. You can also use a cast iron skillet to get great results.