Silver Palate Cookbook’s Bismarck Recipe

Posted on: March 2, 2017   |   Posted in: Food & Drink, Recipes, Silver Palate Cookbook Recipes

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Do you really want to make a mess of your kitchen?  No worries.  Relax, grab the phone and call us.  Reserve your room at the Wickwood Inn and let us pamper you with this dish and the rest of our farm to table delicious original recipe cooking.

“I am one who eats his breakfast gazing at morning glories.”

This light and wonderful pancake was the way we began every Sunday morning at the Lewises’ weekend house in Quogue in the late 60’s. Robin’s mother had learned it from the historic Bismarck Hotel in Chicago’s Loop twenty years before. We all quickly adopted it as our own weekly regimen.

Today, this Bismarck pancake recipe is still a favorite for guests at Wickwood Inn during Wickwood’s signature Farm To Table Brunch. It’s really the foundation of all things at Wickwood Inn … our passion for bringing great people together over good food.

Watching what you eat? Can’t wait to indulge? Going gluten free?

Welcome to the table at Wickwood Inn.

At Wickwood, your day begins with service of freshly roasted coffee, tea, and juices.

Enjoy your morning. Relax. Read. Stroll through downtown or take a hike out at the Saugatuck Dunes State Park.

Brunch will be waiting for you in the dining room.

Alongside the Bismarck you’ll find Spicy Corn Pudding with Maple Syrup House Made Pistachio and Herb Sausages, Glazed Cardamom Cake, Six Citrus Minty Honey Salad, Truffle Scrambled Eggs, Honey Glazed Bacon, Squash Frittata with Spicy Tomato Salsa, and, of course, a glass of Champagne.

After all these years a recipe still tastes this good, we just have to share!

Enjoy the original Silver Palate Cookbook’s Bismarck Recipe.
With love … from our kitchen to yours.



  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • Fresh lemon juice, to taste
  • Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting


  1. Preheat the oven to 475 degrees F.
  2. Put the butter in a heavy ovenproof frying pan or a shallow casserole and place it in the oven.
  3. Meanwhile, mix together the milk, flour, and eggs lightly to make a batter.
  4. When the butter has melted, add the batter to the pan and bake until nicely browned and puffy, 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and place the bismarck on a plate.
  5. Pour a little of the melted butter from the pan onto the pancake, and squeeze on a little lemon juice to taste. Roll it up like loose jelly roll and sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar.


  • Sprinkle with brown sugar.
  • Omit the confections’ sugar and use a fruit or maple syrup.
  • Spread with a favorite fruit preserve or fill with fresh berries.
  • Lightly sprinkle with Grand Marnier.
  • Fill with chestnut cream.
  • Top with cooked link sausages after 4 minutes of cooking time.

Bring on the good life … taste the difference of life at Wickwood Inn.

Reserve your spring fling today!


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