German Pancakes Recipe with a Pakistani Twist

German Pancakes

German Pancakes Recipe with a Pakistani Twist
Region / culture: Germany, Pakistan | Preparation time: 5 minutes | Cooking time: 10 minutes | Servings: 4


German Pancakes
German Pancakes

German Pancakes, also known as Dutch Babies, are a delicious and fluffy breakfast dish that is easy to make and perfect for feeding a crowd. These pancakes are typically baked in the oven and puff up beautifully, creating a show-stopping presentation.


German Pancakes have been a popular dish in the United States since the late 19th century. The recipe is said to have originated in Germany, hence the name, but it has since become a staple in American breakfast cuisine.


How to prepare

  1. Place the Peas in a bowl and soak them in water for 2 minutes.
  2. Drain the Peas and rinse them thoroughly.
  3. Garnish with coriander, chilli, and pepper sauce.
  4. Serve with chips and masala fish.


  • Add a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg to the batter for a warm and cozy flavor.
  • Top your German Pancakes with a dollop of lemon curd for a tangy twist.
  • Mix in some chocolate chips or chopped nuts for added texture and flavor.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to preheat your oven and baking dish before pouring in the batter to ensure a crispy bottom.

- Be sure not to overmix the batter, as this can result in tough pancakes.

- Feel free to customize your German Pancakes with toppings like fresh fruit, powdered sugar, or maple syrup.

Serving Suggestions

German Pancakes are delicious on their own, but they can also be served with a variety of toppings such as fresh fruit, whipped cream, or maple syrup.

Cooking Techniques

German Pancakes are typically baked in the oven, but you can also cook them on the stovetop in a skillet for a crispier texture.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you don't have milk on hand, you can use almond milk or coconut milk as a dairy-free alternative.

- Feel free to use gluten-free flour in place of all-purpose flour for a gluten-free version of German Pancakes.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the batter for German Pancakes ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator overnight. Simply give it a quick stir before pouring it into the baking dish.

Presentation Ideas

Serve your German Pancakes on a large platter and dust them with powdered sugar for a beautiful presentation. You can also garnish them with fresh berries or a sprig of mint for a pop of color.

Pairing Recommendations

German Pancakes pair well with a variety of breakfast foods such as bacon, sausage, or scrambled eggs. They also go well with a hot cup of coffee or tea.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

German Pancakes are best enjoyed fresh out of the oven, but you can store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. To reheat, simply pop them in the oven or toaster oven until warmed through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of German Pancakes contains around 250 calories.


German Pancakes are a carb-heavy dish, with each serving containing approximately 30 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of German Pancakes contains around 15 grams of fat, primarily from the eggs and milk used in the batter.


German Pancakes are a good source of protein, with each serving containing about 10 grams.

Vitamins and minerals

German Pancakes are not particularly high in vitamins and minerals, but they do contain some calcium and iron from the milk and eggs.


German Pancakes contain dairy and eggs, so they are not suitable for those with dairy or egg allergies.


German Pancakes are a delicious and satisfying breakfast option, but they are best enjoyed in moderation due to their high carbohydrate and fat content.


German Pancakes are a delicious and versatile breakfast dish that is sure to impress your family and friends. With a few simple ingredients and some basic cooking techniques, you can whip up a batch of these fluffy pancakes in no time. Enjoy!

How did I get this recipe?

The first time I saw this recipe, I was drawn to it like a moth to a flame. It was a rainy afternoon in the small town where I grew up, and my neighbor Mrs. Schmidt had invited me over for tea and cake. As we sat at her cozy kitchen table, she pulled out a worn and stained recipe card from her recipe box. "These are my famous German Pancakes," she said with a twinkle in her eye. "Would you like to learn how to make them?"

I eagerly nodded, and Mrs. Schmidt began to explain the process. The ingredients were simple - flour, milk, eggs, and a pinch of salt. But it was the technique that really intrigued me. Mrs. Schmidt poured the batter into a hot buttered skillet, and then placed it in the oven to bake. I watched in awe as the pancake puffed up and turned a beautiful golden brown.

As we sat down to enjoy our pancakes with a dollop of homemade whipped cream and a sprinkle of powdered sugar, Mrs. Schmidt told me the story behind the recipe. She had learned it from her own grandmother, who had brought it with her from Germany when she immigrated to America. It was a recipe that had been passed down through the generations, and Mrs. Schmidt was proud to continue the tradition.

After that day, I became obsessed with perfecting the recipe for German Pancakes. I spent hours in my own kitchen, experimenting with different ratios of flour and milk, adjusting the temperature of the oven, and practicing my flipping technique. I even traveled to Germany to learn from the masters themselves, attending cooking classes and tasting authentic German pancakes made by local chefs.

Over the years, I have refined and perfected the recipe, adding my own twist by incorporating seasonal fruits or spices. I have shared it with friends and family, who always ask for seconds. And now, as I sit here writing this story, I can't help but feel grateful for Mrs. Schmidt and her generosity in sharing her recipe with me.

So, if you ever find yourself craving a warm and fluffy pancake that is both comforting and delicious, I urge you to give my German Pancakes a try. Just remember to use good quality ingredients, take your time, and most of all, enjoy the process. Because cooking is not just about following a recipe - it's about creating memories and connecting with those you love. And for me, that is the true magic of food.


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