Dutch Baby

A “dutch baby” is the actual and legit name that means one giant baked pancake, sometimes referred to as a German pancake. It’s ONE of the coolest creations because as a breakfast item, it’s not only easy but looks super impressive. All you need is a blender and an oven safe skillet and you’re set. What’s cool about it if you couldn’t tell is that it literally puffs up and forms these different size bubbles all over the pancake, that when it comes out of the oven makes you go…OMG.

By definition, or Wikipedia, it’s described as “a sweet popover that is normally served for breakfast. It is derived from the German pfannkuchen. It is made with eggs, flour, sugar and milk, and usually seasoned with vanilla and cinnamon, although occasionally fruit or another flavoring is also added. It is baked in a cast iron or metal pan and falls soon after being removed from the oven. It is generally served with fresh squeezed lemon, butter, and powdered sugar, fruit toppings or syrup.”

DELISH DELISH DELISH

Really interesting how these things work…Why I love food so much.

 

Ingredients:

2/3 cup milk
2 large eggs, plus 1 egg white
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and divided
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup AP flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
Fresh fruit for topping such as raspberries, blueberries, strawberries.

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425°F and place 10inch cast iron skillet on the middle rack in the oven, to heat up. In the meantime, place eggs, 1 tablespoon butter, vanilla, milk and sugar in a blender and blend until combined. Add flour, baking powder and salt and blend together until smooth.

Remove skillet from oven and place other 1 tablespoon butter in the pan to melt. Pour pancake batter into pan and swirl around to evenly cover. Bake pancake for 30-35 minutes until puffed up and golden. MAKE SURE to not open the oven at all while baking otherwise pancake may not puff up correctly. This is important. It may be hard but that’s why God invented lights in the oven.

Take out, top with fruit and syrup and enjoy!

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