Original Pancake House German Pancake copycat recipe by Todd Wilbur
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Original Pancake House German Pancake

Score: 4.53. Votes: 36
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Menu Description: "Oven baked. Dusted with powdered sugar, served with lemon and butter."

It was in 1953 when Les Highet and Erma Huenke opened their first Original Pancake House in Portland, Oregon using traditional pancake recipes handed down through the generations. The German Pancake AKA "Dutch Baby" is baked at high temperature in a skillet where it puffs up like crazy in the oven, then settles down when it comes out. It's dusted with powdered sugar, and served with whipped butter and lemon wedges on the side—delicious. A cast-iron skillet works best for this Original Pancake House German pancake recipe.

Check out my version of the Original Pancake House Apple Pancake for a decadent cinnamon apple-filled delight. 

Source: Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2 by Todd Wilbur.

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  • 3 large eggs (room temperature)
  • 1/3 cup whole milk (room temperature)
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Score: 4.53. Votes: 36
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William Marshall
May 24, 2020, 07:30

Perfect! Do not use convection it does not rise as high. I have made this at least twice a month for the past 5 years. My wife says it is perfect!

Jessy Ed
Nov 16, 2014, 22:00

I love the Dutch Baby from the pancake house but this is my go to recipe for my personal pleasure. I was so excited to see it rise. It was delicious. Making another now.

I'm Todd Wilbur,
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For 30 years I've been deconstructing America's most iconic brand-name foods to make the best original clone recipes for you to use at home. Welcome to my lab.

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