Pancake time!!! Who doesn’t love pancakes?! I know I’m not that person. I could eat pancakes like every day, for breakfast, lunch and dinner, just give me different topping every time and I’m happy.
But I especially love this German Oven Pancake… Why?! Because you need only few simple ingredients and 5 minutes of prep time. No standing at the stove, flipping endless amounts of pancakes, just pour batter in baking pan, and in 20 minutes you’ve got yourself one big, tasty pancake. Perfect!
They taste really good plain, only dusted with confectioners sugar, but since apples are in season and my father have an apple orchard behind our country house, my pantry was full of delicious apples, so I decided to make this one with cooked apples. Delicious!
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3 eggs
- 70 grams (1/3 cup, 2.4 oz) sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 160 ml (2/3 cup, 5.4 fl oz) milk
- 80 gram (2/3 cup, 3 oz) all-purpose flour
- pinch of salt
- 2 large apples, cored, peeled and sliced
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 60 ml (1/4 cup) water
- 60 gram (1/4 cup) brown sugar, packed
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon corn starch + 3 tablespoons water
- Preheat oven to 220°C (425°F).
- In a large bowl (using hand or stand mixer, you can also use blender) beat eggs until frothy. Add sugar, vanilla extract, milk salt and flour and mix until blended.
- Add butter in baking pan or cast iron skillet, put in the oven until butter is melted.
- Pour batter over butter and bake around 20 minutes or until golden brown and puffy.
- Serve immediately with your favorite topping or confectioners sugar.
- In a medium skillet on medium-low heat melt butter. Add sliced apples and cook for 5 minutes. Add water, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon. Stir to combine.
- Disolve corn starch in 3 tablespoons water and add to the apples. Bring to a boil and cook until sauce thickens. Serve ( don't overcook apples!).