How to Make German Pancakes





Introduction: How to Make German Pancakes

A secret recipe used mostly by German families. Many know it but only because it's just too good to keep to ourselves.

Step 1: Ingredients Required

2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 1/2 cups milk

The order of the ingrediants don't matter, Just throw them all together and mix well. No lumps should be visible. Using a fork to stir is more effective to make the batter smooth.

Step 2: Cooking

get a stick free pan and spray it with oil or use canola oil. It is debatable that the oils make a difference. Spraying is cheaper and less fattening but canola oil gives it a sweeter taste. Pour a little batter into the pan like normal pancakes. The pancakes should be much thinner than normal pancakes. The edges should get crispy and uneven. This makes a good pancake. Cook it to the darkness that you like, then flip it over and continue cooking. Both sides look completely different from each other when they are done cooking. Let cool. Unlike normal pancakes, butter is not added. It ruins the taste. Put on syrup or eat plain, both are acceptable.

Step 3: Eating

Forget the butter, just put it on a plate and stick it in your mouth.



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    Hello, I am german, but I do not know these pancakes, since we have lots of different pancakes (Pfannekuchen) in germany, here, where I live, we make pancakes of eggs, wheatflour, sugar, milk, and a little bit of sparkling water, put the pan on the oven, not in. But in other regions they make other kinds of pancake. For example the berlin pancake is more like a doughnut, filled with some kind of jelly.

    I am from Fürth Bayern, living in the states now for 25 years. We always make our pancakes with Eggs, Flour, Milk, pinch of salt and I just use a little pit of sugar but just for health reasons. I don't measure much lol usually 2 eggs 2 cups of flours and milk a much as I need till the mixture is as thin as I like it or it starts to bubble up. I put a little oil or butter on a paper towel to put around the frying pan and heat it up , take it of the heat and pour a ladle full off dough in the pan. My grandkids love to put Nutella in it I still like my jelly or applesauce and roll it up. Oh yah, and wen I was a kid, we used to make the left over pancakes, cut them up in slices Und put them in bouillon with hot dogs, what can I say, we loved it as kids lol guten Appe

    I've been using this recipe for a while...but I tend to forget it so I'll come back on instructables to find it...the 'taken from other websites' pictures are very useful for me to locate this recipe in the pile of other recipes with more 'original' pictures...
    Nonetheless, the pancakes are pretty good, though I like to add ham and cheese to them :3

    As mdurham has noted, you should take your own photographs for this.

    When I've seen other "German Pancakes" they seem to be curled at the edges (e.g. these) do you know anything about this, ever done it like that?


    i've made what you are talking about and i bake it in the oven in a cast iron pan.

    That are more looking like Kücherl, aka. Auszogene. They are traditional, bavarian food for a "Kirchweihfest" (church anniversary?) The dough is pulled (Auseinandergezogen) from the middle so they are thinner in the middle and thicker at the edge. Then they are baked in a deep fryer.

    That's interesting, how are they served (with what)? L

    Mostly with Jam and powdered sugar on the top, along with other cakes and treats. Most important: coffee ; )


    The pancakes on your photo looks more like bavarian so called >Schmalznudeln<

    Look very tasty L