Classic Dutch baby pancakes

Prep 5 min
Total 10 min
Serves 2 to 4

These puffy pancakes have many unusual names including bismarcks and Dutch Puffs. In every case, a simple batter poured into a hot pan creates instant, unforgettable magic. This sweet version is a perfect fast dessert or breakfast; or add sautéed mushrooms and bacon for a savoury meal.



2/3 cup
3 tbsp
granulated sugar, plus 1 tsp for garnish
1/4 tsp
all-purpose salt
1/2 cup
all-purpose flour
3 tbsp
unsalted butter
halves of roasted plums, (see link below)
Vanilla ice cream


  • PREHEAT oven to 425F.
  • WHISK eggs, milk, 3 tbsp sugar and salt in a large bowl. Sift in flour while whisking until mixture is smooth.
  • HEAT a 9-in. cast iron or oven-safe frying pan over medium-high until hot, about 5 min. Add butter to pan, swirling to coat. Pour in batter and immediately transfer to oven.
  • BAKE until puffed and golden, about 10 min. Sprinkle with 1 tsp granulated sugar, then top with roasted plums and ice cream.
  • Kitchen Tip: If using an oven-safe frying pan, it will take less time to become puffed and golden, 7 to 9 min.



Calories 327
Protein 9 g
Carbohydrates 43 g
Fat 14 g
Fibre 2 g
Sodium 286 mg
Excellent source of Vitamin B12

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