Baked Skillet Pancakes

by Kiran on May 31, 2013 · 95 comments

in Baking, Desserts, Pancakes

I‘m in a desperate situation that might need to be remedied.

I loosely used the word might because it’s food related so chances are, I won’t give up any grub.

For me, food is almost a habit. Take oatmeal for an example. I have an avid obsession for oatmeal.

Scratch that.

It’s the toppings, glorious toppings on oatmeals that I can’t seem to part with.

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Pancakes are a totally different ball game. The idea of slaving over stove-top waiting for each pancake to cook can be a huge hot mess. And that my friends, might be a good reason for me to quit on making pancakes.

But there’s always a remedy for anything involving food. Right?

Introducing, baked skillet pancakes (or dutch baby pancakes) to the rescue. I love the idea of this pancakes served in individual portions. Just preheat the oven, add butter onto skillets and heat it all up while you make a batch of pancake batter.

Can’t get any easier than that, me think.

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And yes, I’m well aware of griddles in the market that can cook up a batch of pancakes in one standing. Owning another piece of kitchen equipment makes me want to scream at the top of my lung.

We don’t make pancakes often which justifies enough evidence for a zero purchase. On the other hand, allowing the oven to do all the hot-mess work is definitely gratifying.

You ought to try this yourself ;)

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Adapted from Ina Garten’s Tri-Berry Oven Pancakes

Ingredients:

  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/3 cup low-fat milk
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 tsp meyer lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp meyer lemon juice
  • 2 tsp unsalted butter

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 415F. Add butter into a medium cast iron skillet. Place the skillet onto a baking sheet and heat it in the oven.
  2. Add the rest of ingredients in a blender and blend until just combined.
  3. Using an oven mitt, remove skillet from oven once butter is hot and bubbly. Swirl around the butter to evenly coat skillet.
  4. Carefully drizzle pancake batter into the skillet while skillet remains very hot. Place skillet back into hot oven to bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Bake until pancake is puffed and golden on the edges.
  5. Remove from oven, slice pancakes into wedges and immediately serve it with nutella, fresh berries, hazelnuts, lemon zest, powdered sugar and a drizzle of maple sugar. YUM!

 

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Easy, delish and satisfying! The only problem I faced was that the whole puffy pancakes quickly deflated. My fault because I was caught up in some urgent work and couldn’t photograph as soon as the pancakes were out of the oven.

Le sigh :D

Have a wonderful weekend, friends!

Do you love pancakes? Have you tried skillet pancakes before?

 

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1 Rosa May 31, 2013 at 10:32 AM

Pretty pictures and lovely pancakes! I wish I had such a skillet.

Cheers,

Rosa

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2 Kiran June 5, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Rosa — thanks so much sweet friend. It’s a small cast iron skillet. Would you be able to find it at your place?

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3 Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet May 31, 2013 at 10:39 AM

I want these for breakfast! So pretty!
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4 Kiran June 5, 2013 at 4:15 PM

Anna — thank you! and i want it all day long :D

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5 Monica May 31, 2013 at 10:47 AM

Lovely! These are essentially dutch baby pancakes, Kiran? We love that in our house and I’m planning to make one for breakfast tomorrow. Wish I had small skillets but I do one large one. The puff is very impressive but deflates in an instant…no matter, the taste is just amazing!
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6 Kiran June 5, 2013 at 4:16 PM

Monica — yes! i mentioned it in the post :) i don’t have a large skillet and I love the idea of making it in one huge skillet. wedges for all!

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7 Nancy P.@ thebittersideofsweet May 31, 2013 at 11:28 AM

I absolutely love pancakes! Never had them in the Dutch skillet before! Definitely would make things easier if you wanted a no hassle version!
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8 Kiran June 5, 2013 at 4:39 PM

Nancy — yes! try it for a crowd! Love it when it’s hot and all puffs up. makes for a great presentation too :)

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9 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking May 31, 2013 at 12:40 PM

I bet these are even more delicious than they look, Kiran! What a great recipe for a special weekend breakfast. I love the lemony flavor combined with all those juicy blackberries on top! Thanks for sharing & have a great weekend.
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10 Kiran June 5, 2013 at 4:44 PM

Georgia — and it’s a crowd-pleaser too! no need to slave over stacks of pancakes :)

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11 Jamie May 31, 2013 at 1:21 PM

Oh, now I have to go out and get individual skillets! Not only cute but I love this idea. Very romantic. And these pancakes look delicious!
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12 Kiran June 5, 2013 at 4:48 PM

Jamie — get it! and like you said, it’s just too cute and romantic — all at the same time! can’t beat that ;)

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13 dixya| food, pleasure, and health May 31, 2013 at 1:31 PM

this is so cuteeee. I could eat this for breakfast everyday!
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14 Kiran June 5, 2013 at 4:56 PM

Dixya — thank you!! me too :)

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15 Kari@Loaves n Dishes May 31, 2013 at 2:32 PM

Oh, how I wish you were my neighbor! I’d be over in a heart beat for one (or even just a piece of, even crumbs of) these lovelies!
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16 Kiran June 5, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Kari — haha! you are way too cute :)

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17 Laura (Tutti Dolci) May 31, 2013 at 3:26 PM

I adore these individual pancakes!
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18 Kiran June 5, 2013 at 5:09 PM

Laura — thank you!

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19 ashley - baker by nature May 31, 2013 at 7:44 PM

I love skillet pancakes! These are so pretty, too.

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20 Kiran June 5, 2013 at 5:09 PM

Ashley — thank you! :)

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21 Denise Browning@From Brazil To You May 31, 2013 at 7:58 PM

I love pancakes and seeing yours, so gorgeous and delish, make me eat them for dinner too!!!
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22 Kiran June 5, 2013 at 5:10 PM

Denise — i could eat it all day too! ;)

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23 My Kitchen Stories June 1, 2013 at 10:16 AM

Nice work Kiran, this is a great idea and yours look so good. I have one of these baby skillets Yay!
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24 Kiran June 5, 2013 at 5:13 PM

Tania — use it to make dutch baby’s! so so good for brunch :)

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25 CCU June 1, 2013 at 4:56 PM

I want a huge bite of these pancakes, it is so delicious :D

Cheers
CCU
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26 Kiran June 5, 2013 at 5:18 PM

CCU — lol, thank you! :D

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27 Jen L | Tartine and Apron Strings June 1, 2013 at 11:45 PM

I’m so tempted to reach into my screen and dig in! Your photography and cooking skills are reaaaaaally making me hungry! Probably not so good for me right now, since it is past midnight here!

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28 Kiran June 5, 2013 at 5:19 PM

Jen — awww, you are so so kind with the compliments! thank you so much my sweet friend :) xoxo

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29 Monet June 1, 2013 at 11:49 PM

What a great recipe! I’m obsessed with pancakes right now. I’ve made them most every day for the past month! (But I will admit is a pain to get the skillet out and watch those cakes cook!) This looks like such a lovely and simple alternative. Thank you so much for sharing. I’m eager to give this a go! I hope you have a wonderful end to your weekend and a great start to your week!

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30 Kiran June 5, 2013 at 5:25 PM

Monet — thanks sweetie, and hope you’ll get to try this recipe before Lucy makes her appearance soon :)

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31 Raymund June 2, 2013 at 4:55 AM

Wow even simple pancakes like this you make it look really posh :)
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32 Kiran June 5, 2013 at 5:25 PM

Raymund — awww, thanks friend :)

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33 D Berquist June 2, 2013 at 7:40 AM

Would you please inform me of the number indicated on your skillet handle? Lacking that, perhaps the diameter of the skillet measured lip to lip on the top. Thank you.

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34 Kiran June 5, 2013 at 5:30 PM

D Berquist — there’s no number, but it’s a 6″ mini cast iron skillet from World Market. Here it is http://www.worldmarket.com/product/6-mini-cast-iron-skillet.do?from=Search&cx=0 :) Enjoy!

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35 D Berquist June 5, 2013 at 6:36 PM

Thank you. And I assume the recipe was for one serving/skillet?

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36 Kiran June 5, 2013 at 10:37 PM

D Berquist — you are most welcome! the recipe makes 3 servings of 6″ mini cast iron skillet. Or you could make it all in one huge skillet and serve wedges instead. It’ll feed 2 people. Let me know how it tastes! Enjoy!

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37 Karen (Back Road Journal) June 2, 2013 at 8:13 AM

What a lovely breakfast for a weekend brunch.
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38 Kiran June 5, 2013 at 5:35 PM

Karen — thank you and it sure is :)

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39 Kathryn June 2, 2013 at 8:26 AM

Love the idea of baked pancakes – such a great breakfast!
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40 Kiran June 5, 2013 at 5:46 PM

Kathryn — thank you! and hope you are settling into your new place :) xo

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41 john@kitchenriffs June 2, 2013 at 1:10 PM

Great looking pancakes! And a better way to make them, too. I’m with you on not wanting more kitchen stuff – we have way too much as it is! But we do seem to use most of it on a fairly regular basis. Good post – thanks.
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42 Kiran June 5, 2013 at 5:47 PM

John — thanks friend :)

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43 Charul @ Tadka Masala June 2, 2013 at 1:19 PM

I have never tried pancakes, I am very skeptical about the eggless version of it.
PS: Love the cute little shoes! Adorable.
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44 Kiran June 5, 2013 at 5:49 PM

Charul — you can google many eggless recipes on the Net. I’m sure you’d enjoy pancakes just as much :)

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45 Wizzy June 2, 2013 at 9:44 PM

Where in the world did you get such cute skillets. I love them as much as I do the pancakes
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46 Kiran June 5, 2013 at 5:50 PM
47 Needful Things June 3, 2013 at 4:18 AM

I don’t own a skillet and each time I see a post like this one, I give myself a little kick. I need, absolutely need to make pancakes like these. In a cast-iron skillet. Now. :(
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48 Kiran June 5, 2013 at 5:56 PM

Needful — yes, you need too! i got these cute ones from World Market. get it and make it, stat!

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49 Sissi June 3, 2013 at 5:11 AM

Kiran, your pancakes look so cute in the small individual skillets! And the berries… I love the idea to bake them in the oven too.
Unfortunately I have never tastes a pancake (in the American sense; the only thing I know are French crêpes and Hungarian/Polish pancakes but they are completely different…).
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50 Kiran June 5, 2013 at 6:01 PM

Sissi — thanks so so much. the American pancakes are not so much different from the french crepes and polish pancakes. perhaps just a little in taste, texture and thickness. this dutch baby’s are so easy to make!

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51 jay June 3, 2013 at 5:36 AM

wow…looks delicious

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52 Kiran June 5, 2013 at 6:02 PM

Jay — thank you!

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53 Mr. & Mrs. P June 3, 2013 at 12:34 PM

YUM!!!!!! These not only looks delicious.. but they looks so cute in the cast iron pan!
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54 Kiran June 5, 2013 at 6:03 PM

Mr & Mrs P — aww, thanks!

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55 Yvonne @ bitter baker June 3, 2013 at 1:14 PM

Oh boy, this looks so good! I was craving pancakes yesterday. Wish I would have had a few of these around!
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56 Kiran June 5, 2013 at 6:05 PM

Yvonne — thanks! it’s so easy to make :)

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57 Angie@Angie's Recipes June 3, 2013 at 1:45 PM

Gorgeous pancakes! So are the photos!!
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58 Kiran June 5, 2013 at 6:07 PM

Angie — thanks sweet friend :)

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59 Nik@ABrownTable June 3, 2013 at 3:37 PM

I am with you on gadgets, I could collect so much but then again do I really need it. A skillet pancake like your sounds and looks divine!
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60 Kiran June 5, 2013 at 6:07 PM

Nik — :)

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61 Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ June 3, 2013 at 3:56 PM

How big these skillets are? So cuteeee! Wheat flour and low-fat milk… these are the ingredients I use the most. :)
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62 Kiran June 5, 2013 at 6:08 PM

Daniela — these are just mini cast iron skillets (6″) But for a crowd, best use the bigger skillets to slice and serve. Easy cleanup too ;)

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63 Alyssa (Everyday Maven) June 3, 2013 at 5:11 PM

Those are beautiful! I am obsessed with these almond flour pancakes right now. My family can’t get enough of them.
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64 Kiran June 5, 2013 at 6:09 PM

Alyssa — thanks but there’s no almond flour in this recipe :)

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65 Alyssa (Everyday Maven) June 5, 2013 at 6:44 PM

Oh, I know! I just meant that I am obsessed with almond flour pancakes right now in regards to pancake obsessions.
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66 Donalyn June 3, 2013 at 6:22 PM

Kiran, these look really good! I love making dutch babies, though I make regular pancakes and french toast on the griddle when we have company. Dutch babies are so fuss-free and impressive looking though!
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67 Kiran June 5, 2013 at 10:28 PM

Donalyn — dutch babies are great for a crowd. fuss free :)

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68 Nusrat Azim June 3, 2013 at 9:08 PM

Lovely doesn’t-get-easier idea and out-of-the-world pictures. As always. Every time I visit your blog, I feel like calling an ambulance. Your fantastic pictures make me dizzy and love-struck :)

Hugs. Peace. Sunshine.
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69 Kiran June 5, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Nusrat — lol! and you are always making us (me+hubby) laugh out loud at your witty and sweet comments :D

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70 Sowmya June 3, 2013 at 10:35 PM

lovely pancakes !!

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71 Kiran June 5, 2013 at 10:46 PM

Sowmya — thank you!

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72 laurasmess June 4, 2013 at 2:08 AM

I have one giant cast iron skillet but unfortunately I don’t have lovely baby Dutch ones like these! Your pancakes look beautiful though Kiran (whether they’re puffy or not!) and I am so tempted to make them for dinner tonight… in the large pan, cut into wedges :) I might make myself wait until the weekend though… ah, I need to be good! x
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73 Kiran June 5, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Laura — lol and i’m tempted to make it now myself too :D Use your large skillet and cut into wedges, that’ll be just awesome!

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74 Anne ~ Uni Homemaker June 4, 2013 at 3:26 AM

What a pretty pancake! You capture it so beautifully, Kiran. Well done!
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75 Kiran June 5, 2013 at 10:57 PM

Anne — thank you so so much :)

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76 Mallika June 4, 2013 at 5:52 AM

I love that last click. That looks so decadent and delicious! Such a beauty and a treat to the eyes!
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77 Kiran June 5, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Mallika — thank you so much!

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78 Honey, What's Cooking June 4, 2013 at 1:21 PM

These look divine, and the fact that the recipe is Ina’s makes me wanna try them! I have made something similar using dark chocolate peanut butter, but I didn’t follow the instructions and it deflated. Wanna try these asap.. looks delish.
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79 Kiran June 5, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Nisha — thanks but this is an “adapted” version of Ina’s recipe. Dutch baby’s are known to deflate pretty quickly if not consumed immediately. Do let me know how it tastes, if you tried it :)

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80 Laura @ Family Spice June 4, 2013 at 4:54 PM

Mmmm… pancakes. I don’t make them often as I would gorge on them all morning!! And yes, the toppings make it special. I love using fresh fruit. Beautiful pictures. You’ve made me quite hungry!

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81 Kiran June 5, 2013 at 11:20 PM

Laura — thanks so much and that was the whole plan — to make you hungry :D

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82 Your Cookery Book June 5, 2013 at 6:06 AM

A perfect breakfast!

Love the picture with little booties!
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83 Kiran June 5, 2013 at 11:28 PM

YCB — thank you so much!

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84 Nami | Just One Cookbook June 5, 2013 at 6:54 PM

We’ve been so busy on weekends lately that my husband (yes he usually makes pancakes!) hasn’t made pancakes for a while. I love your baked skillet version! I’m craving for pancakes now…maybe we can wake up a little early this weekend for this!
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85 Kiran June 5, 2013 at 11:33 PM

Nami — you don’t have to wake up any earlier on a weekend for this recipe. It’s just so easy and ready in no time! Make a double batch to have with the family. You’ll need 2 large cast iron skillets ;)

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86 Wendy June 6, 2013 at 2:03 PM

Beautiful little pancakes, Kiran! I am with you. Standing over a hot stove in the summertime, waiting for a pancake is no fun. These dutch baby pancakes are pretty enough for a special occasion brunch!
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87 Kiran June 13, 2013 at 1:01 AM

Wendy — thank you my friend :)

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88 easyfoodsmith June 7, 2013 at 10:40 AM

Stunning pics as always Kiran and those pancakes look so very delicious and tempting.
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89 Kiran June 13, 2013 at 1:01 AM

EasyFoodSmith — thank you so so much!

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90 Asmita June 9, 2013 at 5:17 PM

What a lovely idea! Those pancakes look yum!
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91 Kiran June 13, 2013 at 1:02 AM

Asmita — thank you :)

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92 Sophie June 10, 2013 at 10:41 AM

Georgous smaller pancakes & I so much love your original toppings! Beautiful presented too! Yum!
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93 Kiran June 13, 2013 at 1:05 AM

Sophie — thank you so so much!!

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94 Crunch June 13, 2013 at 4:38 AM

Love what you have done with your pancakes, Kiran. I will have to start adding berries to my morning pancakes, those sound really tasty!
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95 Kiran June 13, 2013 at 5:17 PM

Crunch — thank you so much! berries are great as a topping!

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