If there’s one breakfast that can instantly transport me to my childhood, it’s my grandma’s pancake recipe. Although some people call these a Dutch baby, we always called them Gram’s puffy German pancakes.
There are tons of dutch baby recipes on the internet, each a little bit different. I’m sure they’re all good. But the truth is that there’s really nothing Dutch about them. They’re German. I like this very plain version that doesn’t include spices such as cinnamon or nutmeg in the batter so you can really taste the egginess of the pancake. My family recipe also doesn’t have any sugar. That’s what the toppings are for!
I often cut this recipe in half to make a single pancake for myself, and I eat it straight out of the pan. The toppings change depending on my mood, but the ones my mom used the most when I was growing up were a smattering of powdered sugar and either fresh-squeezed lemon juice or pure maple syrup. Fruit preserves are also a yummy option….