Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a family recipe that my mom made every New Year's and Easter when I was growing up. We always served it with a big bowl of lemon wedges and powdered sugar on the table. I make it for my family now and it is definitely one of my all-time favorite meals. Enjoy!


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees f.
  2. Melt butter in baking dish (pretty much any size corningware or pyrex within reason)in the oven. Once it is melted, remove from oven.
  3. Meanwhile, beat 3 eggs until light yellow.
  4. Mix the flour and the milk into the eggs until combined.
  5. Pour mixture into the dish of melted butter and sprinkle with a pinch of nutmeg.
  6. Bake for 20- 25 minutes. The whole thing will puff up and brown around the edges and should fall in the center once it is removed from the oven.
  7. Top VERY generously with powdered sugar (my husband prefers to use granulated sugar which gives it an odd grainy texture in my opinion if the sugar doesn't completely dissolve) and loads of fresh squeezed lemon juice. Enjoy!


Most Helpful

I grew up with this recipe, and I love this is in a cast-iron skillet! Everything goes in the blender except the butter, and I add a 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. Always make sure the butter you use is salted (otherwise you'll want to throw in a pinch of salt). I like it plain, but a lot of people like powdered sugar, lemon juice, jam, or syrup. I'm so glad this is still popular! Thank you!

AmyZoe November 16, 2008

This was good. I brought it to my father in law's birthday brunch we held for him and it went quickly. I'd cut it into strips for easy finger food. It was super simple to make, and I will use this recipe again.

Glamourcat August 27, 2007

This was good. It tasted like an airy french toast. My husband ate his with syrup. I think I was hoping for more of a doughy, pastry like taste with all the powdered sugar, but again it was still good.

Jennygal December 27, 2006

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