I remember peeking through the oven door as German pancakes rose so beautifully in my Grandmother’s oven. German pancakes are a cross between a soufflé and an omelet; and they are beyond simple to make. German pancakes are light, airy egg pancakes. Often called Dutch baby pancakes, this breakfast has been a family favorite ever since I was a little girl.
German Pancakes are such a fun breakfast to make. The kids love to watch them as they rise sky high in the oven and then slowly fall down as they are set on the counter. Growing up, this was my Grandmother’s signature breakfast to make for us. We were fortunate to live near enough for weekend visits to our grandparent’s house when we were small children.
Grandmother’s kitchen was my favorite place to spend time when we visited her and Grandpa. She would wake (almost ridiculously) early when she had guests and she never failed to have something in progress for breakfast no matter when you came downstairs. She was the ultimate hostess and she never failed to fill our visits with an abundance of food, games, and fun when we visited them.
We love them with fruit and powdered sugar, maple syrup, or my grandmother’s Sweet Orange Sauce. There is nothing that brings back memories of Grandmother quite like a warm pitcher of orange sauce waiting to be drizzled over crepes or German pancakes.
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