Recipe for German Pancakes

Nora Quiros, Staff Writer


  • 2 cups of milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 ⅓ cups of all-purpose flour
  • 4 Tablespoons of granulated sugar
  • ½ cup butter (Melt in the pan like the instructions say; Don’t blend with other ingredients.)
  • 1 lemon and some powdered sugar (optional for garnish) 



  1. Place ½ cup butter in a 9×13 baking dish. 
  2. Set the baking dish that has the butter in the oven and preheat it to 400° while the pan with butter is still in the oven. 
  3. In a blender ( because it’s easier) or a bowl, combine milk, eggs, vanilla, flour and granulated sugar.
  4. When the butter is completely melted (without browning or burning it), pour the batter using a metal spoon (in order to spread the batter evenly in the pan) into the baking dish that has the melted butter in it.
  5. Cook for 20-30 minutes or until the pancake is set in the middle and the edges are puffed up and a golden brown color.
  6. Remove from the oven.
  7. Optional: Squeeze the juice of one lemon on top of the pancake and dust the top with as much powdered sugar as  you want.
  8. Serve it right away.