Most people whip their German Pancakes to death and they turn out thin. I have a Mennonite heritage and this recipe is the way we made them in our house. Leaving a few lumps in the batter makes them puffy. You could try to triple the recipe and put it in a 9 x 13 pan and then divide but I like the individual portions. I like how they turn out round made from cake pans that have completely vertical sides, not slanted out.