Cookbook:Henry Thiele's Pancake

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Henry Thiele's Pancake is a German pancake recipe developed in the 1930s at Henry Thiele's Restaurant in Portland, Oregon. The restaurant was demolished in the 1990s, now the location of Thiele Square. We developed this version some years ago to enjoy on New Year's Day.


Makes 4 pancakes:


  1. Preheat oven to 500˚F.
  2. Combine milk, salt, and sugar. Mix in flour gradually. Mix in eggs.
  3. For each pancake, melt 2 Tbsp butter in pan. Pour about 1¼ cups batter into melted butter. While batter is frying gather up the batter in some places to make ridges.
  4. When batter is consistency of medium scrambled eggs, put into oven for 5 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven; flip pancake in pan; replace into oven for another 2.5 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven; add generous amount of lemon juice and small amount maple syrup. Roll pancake into a cigar shape. Add lemon juice, maple syrup, and powdered sugar in that order. Eat.