These special pancakes work even better if you make the batter a day ahead and chill it over night. Just whisk to combine again before cooking.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oven to 425 degrees. Place eggs, flour, milk, salt, and nutmeg in a medium bowl; whisk until combined. Batter may still be slightly lumpy. The batter may be made a day ahead and chilled overnight.

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  • For each pancake, melt 1 tablespoon butter in a 4-inch crepe pan or ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Using a ladle, pour one-third of the batter into the very hot pan; transfer pan or skillet immediately to the oven. Bake until pancake is golden brown and very puffy, about 10 minutes. Dust with confectioners' sugar; serve immediately.

Cook's Notes

We used an individual crepe pan, but you can make one twelve-inch pancake in a cast-iron skillet and serve it cut into wedges.

Reviews (20)

59 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 1 stars
01/12/2018
I have tried FIVE times to rate this 5 stars!!! I got this recipe out of one of Martha's magazines probably 20 years ago and I have used it ever since. Its excellent!🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2014
This recipe was great--it was kind of like a popover pancake! I had to cook mine for quite a bit longer (6 mins-ish), but I think that's just due to my rental apartment's oven.
Rating: Unrated
03/07/2009
It never rose enough. I am not sure where I went wrong.
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02/14/2009
If you don't have an ovenproof skillet, just use a casserole pan and cook it for 20 minutes. It is wonderful!!
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12/27/2008
These are the Famous Dutch Babies--traditionally served with applesauce and powdered sugar. Very dramatic and a Seattle traditon first created by Manca's Restaurant. Zoom up the batter in a blender. We have made them all sizes from crepe pan to Paella pan-also written up in the Seattle Times by Larry Brown with the formula for different sized pans. A terrific presentation item.
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10/24/2008
Oh My this is awesome I have been looking for this recipe for over 20 Years Thank you
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07/14/2008
I love the way the batter puffs up in a bowl shape, I am going to fill it with a banana foster, ice cream and drizzle it with caramel. yummy!!
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07/02/2008
I first made this with the brown-sugar and pepper glazed bacon, and the two went together perfectly! I love this, it's so easy and delicious!
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04/24/2008
This Puffy Pancake can be used for dessert with berries and lots of whipped cream!!! UM ,UM Good !!: Mellow Yellow
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03/29/2008
I've made this many of times and it's wonderful. I used a cast iron pan.
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02/29/2008
SO authentic, truly. I live in Maine now, and though there's a small portion (less than 18%) of the state's population with German heritage, this is remarkably akin to what I had from time-to-time growing up in the Midwest (northwest Illinois
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02/29/2008
SO authentic, truly. I live in Maine now, and though there's a small portion (less than 18%) of the state's population with German heritage, this is remarkable akin to what I had from time-to-time growing up in the Midwest (northwest Illinois
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01/18/2008
Hi: Have made the large version, but would love to make the individuals. Where can one find a 4" crepe pan? Ed
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01/06/2008
These were very good and so easy!
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01/04/2008
These are really German Pancakes, so many people from Maine have German roots. This is a very simple basic batter, in which you can pretty much put anything on because the pancake itself is not sweet. As far as Yorkshire Pudding goes it is almost the same, except for adding the drippings from your Roast. I love Yorkshire Pudding.... :)
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12/27/2007
These are excellent with butter, powdered sugar, and fresh lemon juice. You will have a German pancake.
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12/27/2007
I serve these with fried apples ,This is an Sunday morning delight
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12/26/2007
Isn't this yorkshire pudding? At least its the way I make it sans the nutmeg.
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11/29/2007
These were quick and easy to make. I made on large one in a cast iron skillet - it wasn't bad, but it was not the same texture as a traditional pancake. It had a bit of a custard feel to me (and I do not like custard). I'm thinking about experimenting with either one less egg, or more flour??
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11/16/2007
These are good topped with fresh berries,or other fruit mixed with sugar. Or,top with sautn n n n d two or three apples, sliced, in butter, toss with honey and add brown sugar and cinnamon. Or just before serving add sliced bananas. Top with powdered sugar Serve with syrup of your choice.