Pfannkuchen, also known as German pancakes or Dutch babies, are a traditional German dish made from a simple batter of flour, eggs, milk, and sugar. They are typically cooked in a skillet and served as a sweet breakfast or brunch dish, often with toppings such as fruit, powdered sugar, or maple syrup. They can also be filled with savory ingredients like cheese and herbs for a more substantial meal.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Powdered sugar and fruit for serving (optional)


  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, milk, eggs, sugar, and salt until smooth.
  2. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.
  3. Pour the batter into the skillet and cook until the edges start to turn golden brown and the center is set, about 2-3 minutes.
  4. Flip the pancake and cook the other side for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  5. Serve the pancake warm with powdered sugar and fruit, or any desired toppings.

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