GQ Magazine’s German Pancake Recipe

(On a side note, I’ll be contributing to and once in a while. This post was featured on first.)

After purchasing a cast iron skillet, I was ready to try out the German pancake recipe I had spotted in the December 2010 issue of GQ magazine. It is such an easy dish to make, but will surely impress your guests. Think of it as a pancake soufflé.

And here is their recipe, as I couldn’t find it on their own website to direct you to.


3 tbs butter

2 eggs beaten

1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup milk

1 teaspoon sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

(Pinch of ground nutmeg, if you’ve got it.)

Now What?

1)Preheat the oven to 425 degrees

2)Put the butter in a 9 or 10 inch pie plate or ovenproof skillet. Place in oven, then remove once butter is melted.

3) Mix the remaining ingredients together with a whisk and pour into the hot skillet. Immediately return it to the oven and bake for 18-20 minutes till puffy and even browned on the outside.

4) Remove. Sprinkle with the lemon juice and powdered sugar. Slice and serve.

The end result is light, and the slight crisp from the browning added great texture to this dish. For my next dinner party, I think that I’ll serve this for dessert with preserves on the side. Just visually, people will be quite impressed.

-Joyce Huang

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