Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Move over pancakes, the Dutch Baby has arrived

Meet our new Saturday morning love. I have seen these around for a while. I have wanted to try them. I always stopped myself because I said what is the big deal. It's just a pancake in a skillet. Ah, to assume- not a good idea. This pancake is NOTHING like the regular skillet pancakes we make. It is more akin to a fine slice of French Toast but WAY better.

The kids enjoy this with maple syrup but I prefer mine with banana. I saw this over at Murasaki's blog, Samurai Viking Cuisine, and I need to try that next. I think fruit is really the way to go but you do what you need to do. Okay? okay. Oh, and the lemon juice thing is pretty darn good too- but that's fruit now isn't it?

Dutch Baby

adapted from this recipe at Martha Stewart

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature

3 large eggs

3/4 cup milk 2%

1/2 cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1/4 cup sugar

Preheat oven to 450°F. In a blender combine all of the ingredients. Run blender for a few minutes to fully mix the ingredients. Add 1 tablespoon of butter to the mix. While your blender is running heat up the skillet on the stove and melt the other tablespoon of butter. Pour in the mix and place in the oven for about 20 to 25 minutes.

*I figured roughly it is about 250 calories for 1/4 of the recipe. Not bad for a breakfast I think. It's a treat. And really 1/4 of this pancake will fill your belly.

** You will also note that mine is not as brown as some of the others you see. One of my kids does not like the browned thing, not cheese, not anything (someday she will learn that browned cheese and stuff is pretty darn tasty). While it is cooked through , it is not REAL firm.


The Blonde Duck said...

I've got to try this. I love French Toast.

Mimi said...

We eat ours with sauted apple slices.

Chow and Chatter said...

oh I so need to try making these babies!!

Barbara Bakes said...

It's been years since I've had a dutch baby. Thanks for the delicious reminder!

Anonymous said...

Oh that sounds so good! I've never had a dutch baby before, due to the usual inclusion of eggs, but thanks for reminding me that I want to try making my own version some time. Some time very soon, at that!

grace said...

and a welcome arrival it is! delightful, lori. :)

Ingrid said...

I've made one before and it IS super yummy. I need to give it another go.

Hey, can I ask you a question? Do you use your cast iron skillet for both sweet and savory dishes? I only have one and have used it to saute onions and stuff and I'm worried about baking something "sweet" it in. Help! :) Thx!

Lori said...

Hey Ingrid- Yes, I use my cast iron pan for both sweet and savory applications I haven't noticed the taste of one being in the other.

vanillasugar said...

yes please! top with a bit of creme fraiche and some honey. gosh lori you brought back some memories with this one.

shaz said...

Oh hello baby! That is one breakfast I'd definitely eat (bit of a cheeky breakfast skipper). And lemon definitely does count as fruit :)

Fimère said...

tes crêpes ont l'air vraiment succulentes, j'aime beaucoup
ps: j'ai des prix pour toi sur mon blog
bon weekend

Ozoz said...

I love the pan.......IWe have our pancakes with an assortment of fruit - strawberries for the daughter who doesn't like bananas, bananas for the daughter who does and apples for the son who loves ...apples.

Murasaki Shikibu said...

Oh, my! I missed this post because I started working and also stopped blogging. Thank you for mentioning my blog!

Lori said...

So funny, I thought of you like a couple days before you wrote a comment here. Isnt it funny when things like that happen.