Whether you call this a Dutch Baby or a German Pancake makes no difference. In fact, I sincerely hope I’m not introducing this concept to you. I hope it has been on your Saturday morning breakfast rotation for ages.
It is a baked pancake, in essence. Some compare it to a flat popover. It has a little of both of those and a hint of French Toast, too. It is darned near effort free, and unlike regular flapjacks, this is not short order cooking. By that I mean that you might actually be able to sit down and eat with your family, all together.
Toppings are personal. Some stick with the basics of butter and maple syrup. I like a little butter and a heaping pile of confectioners’ sugar. My son likes a scattering of chocolate chips. I wouldn’t be opposed to a squirt of lemon juice. And, it is sensational topped with cooked apples. But all of that it is up to you. It takes about 30 seconds to mix together. Heating the oven takes longer than anything else. I use a cast iron skillet, but I’ve also prepared it in a comparably sized casserole dish. As long as it is oven safe and has sides, go for it.