To make four individual pancakes, you will need four little cast-iron skillets, 6 1/4 inches to 6 1/2 inches in diameter. You can use one 12-inch cast-iron skillet instead; it will take about 20 minutes to bake.



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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Blend together eggs, milk, flour, granulated sugar, lemon zest, and salt in a blender.

  • Heat four 6 1/4- to 6 1/2-inch cast-iron skillets over high heat. Divide butter among them, and melt. Divide batter among them, then scatter with berries. Bake until puffed and cooked through and tops are set, 15 to 18 minutes. Top with berries, and sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. Serve immediately.

Reviews (7)

141 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 40
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  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
This is a family favorite. But instead of baking it in a cast-iron skillet, we bake them in a 9x13 glass cake pan. I heat the pans and butter in the pre-heating oven while I prepare the batter. It works perfect, and the family loves when I make this recipe.
Rating: Unrated
Can this be made in a casserole dish? I don't have cast iron (or like it).
Rating: 2 stars
Adding butter to a skillet that has been heated on high is ill-advised. The butter will burn instantly and ruin your pancake. Please edit this article accordingly.
Rating: Unrated
Rating: Unrated
Ten minutes is not enough to properly season a new pan. Here's a link that will tell you how to season a new pan or re-season a pan. After use, wipe it out. If that doesn't clean it, GENTLY use a nonabrasive nylon scubber. Do not use soap or a scouring pad, and NEVER put it in the dishwasher. If you need to use soap, re-season it. BTW, I never buy new pans. I buy old ones at antique stores that have been seasoned by many years of use.
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Your dutch baby stuck to the pan most likely because you didn't season the pan. To season the pan, coat the pan with canola or some other vegetable oil and put in the oven at 350 for 10 minutes. When you wash the pan just use a paper towel. If you have to clean it with soap and water, re-season the pan as noted above. The pan will over time have a natural non-stick coating that has been better than commercial non-stick in my experience.
Rating: 5 stars
This was great. The only problem I had was that I purchased the 12 inch pan and the pancake stuck to the bottom. Does anyone know why. Maybe I didn't use enough butter.