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.


preheat oven to 500F.

~2 cups whole milk ~1/4 tsp salt ~1 tsp sugar ~2 cups sifted flour ~Whip ingredients together adding the flour a little at a time. ~Beat 4 large AA eggs and add to batter.


Preheat oven to 500 F degrees.

Melt 2 TBL butter in a pan. Add 1 AA egg to 1 cup of pancake batter. When butter is melted, pour batter into pan. While batter is frying gather up the batter in some places to make ridges. When batter is consistency of medium scrambled eggs, put into oven for 5 minutes. Remove from oven (Don't burn yourself...pan is hot!); flip pancake in pan; replace into oven for 2.5 minutes more.

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.