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5 from 14 votes

Dutch Baby Pancake

Puffy German Pancake served with homemade strawberry compote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine German
Servings 4
Calories 282 kcal


For Dutch Baby Pancake

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup milk, (at room temperature)
  • 4 tablespoon unsalted butter, (at room temperature)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, (optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • a pinch of nutmeg or cinnamon, (optional)

For Strawberry Compote:

  • 1 cup finely chopped fresh strawberries
  • 2 tablespoon white sugar
  • 3 tablespoon water
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest , (use you can use more according to your liking)

Optional Toppings:

  • mixed berries
  • ricotta cheese
  • powdered sugar


To make Dutch Pancake:

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Put the butter in a large ovenproof skillet (10 inches) and place in the oven.
  • Meanwhile, combine flour, eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, nutmeg, and salt until uniform using a blender.
  • Remove the hot skillet from the oven.
  • Swirl the butter around the pan to coat completely, and transfer the remaining butter into the blender. Pulse to blend.
  • Pour the batter into the skillet and cook for about 20 minutes or until the pancake is puffed.

To make Strawberry Compote:

  • In a medium saucepan, add chopped strawberries, sugar and water.
  • Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally for about 4 minutes. Add the lemon zest and continue cooking for 1 minute. Turn off the heat and set aside.

To Serve:

  • Serve the dutch baby pancake warm with a generous amount of Strawberry compote, fresh berries, ricotta cheese and a sprinkling of powdered white sugar.


No blender?
You can make your own pancake batter by mixing the eggs and milk for about 1 minute or until the mixture is light yellow. Then add the remaining ingredients: flour, sugar, vanilla extract, nutmeg, and salt into the mixture. Keep stirring until you see no lumps on the pancake batter. 
Chopping strawberries:
Finely chopped strawberry is highly recommended so you can cook the the strawberry compote faster and don't need a blender to puree.
How to Zest Lemon without Zester: 
You can use a vegetable peeler or sharp knife to slice very thin pieces from the lemon. Avoid peeling the bitter, white pith.


Sodium: 208mgCalcium: 62mgVitamin C: 21mgVitamin A: 582IUSugar: 15gFiber: 1gPotassium: 158mgCholesterol: 156mgCalories: 282kcalSaturated Fat: 9gFat: 16gProtein: 7gCarbohydrates: 28gIron: 1mg
Keyword pancake, dutch baby, popover, brunch recipe
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