We Made Some David Eyre Pancakes

January 24th, 2011

I saw a recipe for baked pancakes on the Huffington Post and decided to give them a try.

The batter was very simple to assemble – eggs, flour, milk, nutmeg.

You can find the recipe here.

You pour the batter into a hot buttered pan and then place the entire pan into a heated oven and bake for about 20 minutes.

(If you use the above recipe – you can easily cut the amount of butter in half and don’t be afraid to add your favorite flavorings.  Next time I try this dish, I am going to add cinnamon, possibly vanilla and double the nutmeg.)

The pancake is very puffy when it comes out of the oven.  We sprinkled on powdered sugar and returned it to the oven for a few more minutes.

After removing the pancake the second time, it will quickly flatten out.  It is supposed to be served with a lemon drizzle, but I didn’t have any lemon.

I served the pancakes with blueberries and pears instead.

If you are expecting this recipe to taste like a fluffy American pancake, you are going to be disappointed and may not like them.  I don’t even think they should be called pancakes – I think they should be called flan cakes.  They are a rubbery, eggy, flattened out custard style dish.   The CD and I loved them.  The kids however – not so much.


  • Erin:

    We made these in foods class I recall – back in either middle school or high school. I remember calling them German pancakes – I’ve seen them as oven pancakes too! I remember them as being very yummy!

  • I make this all the time for supper. I got the recipe from Craig Claiborne.

  • My mother used to make these a lot when I was a kid, but called them “Dutch Baby.” I seem to remember having them for dinner – maybe she made creamed chicken to put on top….Delicious!

  • Melinda:

    Dutch babies!

  • Carol:

    That’s definitely a Dutch Baby! I’ve never seen them called anything else. But they are delicious- shake on some powdered sugar and GO!

  • AnnB:

    There is a great food blog you should check out if you haven’t happened upon it yet…………..they linked a great background story about these in their twitter feed a couple of months ago.


    • taylor5622:

      This looks yummy Rechelle. I like your idea to add vanilla. Will try these on Super Bowl weekend.

      I wanted to second AnnB’s recommendation for the Food52 blog. Such a great site and funny thing, the authors are genuinely nice people. No phonies there. You can post comments without being deleted and if you have a question, the ladies are but an e-mail away. Plus they respond promptly.

      Keepin’ it real.

  • This reminds me of a bigger and simpler version of the Swedish Pancake, which I love. I’m so making this tomorrow morning. I have lot’s of free time now that I’m blissfully unemployed. And you know, broke. :-)

    *hysterical laughter*

  • jane:

    We had these for breakfast yesterday. We like with all sorts of berries but you can also just top with some jam

  • Inept Chef:

    The handle of the pan didn’t melt in the oven?

    • Rechelle:

      I was worried that it would, but it seemed to be made of some kind of heat resistant material and did not melt at all.

  • theresa:

    I make this in the cast iron skillet, but first saute apple slices in butter with cinnamon, leave them there, then add the pancake ingredients. We call it German apple pancakes. Oh, and vanilla added is great!

  • Spinny:

    Dutch Baby! Soooo yummy with powdered sugar and lemon juice. Mmmmmmm.

    If you are worried about the handle of your pan, I’ve always made my Dutch babies in my round 2 1/2 quart Corningware dish.

    I also like my Dutch babies with lingonberry preserves. YUMMY!

  • Jennifer:

    Reminds me of Yorkshire pudding. Sounds tasty.

  • susan:

    Make sure you have lemons on hand next time. Lemon and blueberries go hand in hand. Put the blueberries in a small skillet with a tiny bit of lemon rind, lemon juice and suger. In just a few minutes the most luscious sauce is made. The blueberries begin to breakdown and I think the blueberry flavor is enhanced. Yum.