I don't know if these are the "typical" German Pancakes but my mom is from Germany, and this is her basic recipe that was passed down by her mother.
If you were to ask each of my brothers how to make my moms pancakes, they would give you a slightly different recipe. The way my mom cooked when we were kids is add a little this and a little that and seemed to be like pulling teeth to get actual recipe.
However, after getting recipes from my brothers and my mom and after the 13 years I have been making these for my family, I think I have perfected this Pancake recipe as I remember as a child.
This is not your typical fluffy pancake. These are more dense. But the great thing about these is that hours after you are done. These pancakes still taste great just to grab one and go.
3 cups all purpose flour
1 cup of sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
pinch of salt
1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
3 cups of milk
In a large mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients and mix well.
Add eggs, oil and then slowly add milk until a nice thick consistency. Thick but batter should still flow nicely off your spoon but not be to runny. You man not need all 3 cups and you may need slightly more.
Set your griddle to 325' and spray with cooking oil or as my mom always did, drizzle some vegetable oil on griddle and spread around with a paper towel.
Drop batter onto griddle to your preferred size, wait till the batter bubbles up and pops then turn. Leave on the other side for about the same amount of time as the first. You can check by lifting the side of one and see if it a nice light brown color. You may have to play around with timing as each griddle is different.
Spread some butter and syrup and enjoy.
This recipe will yeild about 30-40 pancakes.
Even if you have your favorite batter, give this one a try. I promise you will not be disappointed. I can please the pickiest of picky eaters with these pancakes!! My kids often come home from sleep overs and tell me how much better mine are, and even my sister has complimented them over and over!!