Thursday, April 29, 2010

Dutch Baby for Two

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Warning! Poor Pictures Ahead... Proceed with caution!
Dutch Baby-a show stopper breakfast! I make it in an 8" cast iron skillet and it's so fun to watch puff up.
It's a cross between a crepe and a pancake, and it puffs up huge in the oven and then deflates quickly upon taking it out of the oven. If you're sharing it with someone you want them in the room as you get it out of the oven for the "oo-ah" factor! (maybe peeking through the oven glass with you watching it bake.) Oh, and it tastes really good too! 
It's just not the most photogenic recipe... would be prettier with some strawberry sauce.

Dutch Baby for an 8" skillet
2 Tblsp butter (cut into two pieces)
2 eggs
1/2 C flour
1/2 C milk
Place cast iron skillet in oven and preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Mix eggs, flour and milk till smooth, I use my KA.
While mixing the above, carefully add butter to skillet, and watch until it's almost all melted. Bring skillet out of oven and swirl the butter all around and up the sides.
Pour in batter and return to oven.
Bake 18-25 minutes till puffy and golden brown. I set the timer for 20 minutes.
Remove from oven and sprinkle the juice of 1/4 lemon all over the top, sift on some powdered sugar and enjoy!
Variations: Some folks add vanilla and/or nutmeg to the batter. I've had this with a nice blueberry sauce, would be great with maple syrup, jam or any number of ways - have fun!


  1. That looks delicious! I love a recipe that has all the ingredients I keep on hand.

  2. Man that looks delish! I want to try that this weekend.
    Question, is that plain all purpose flour, or???

  3. AP is fine, I always buy non-bleached because I like the Artisan breads, but either will work. Hope you like it!

  4. It looks delicious! Thanks for sharing it!

  5. Definitely has the Oo-Ah factor :-)


  6. Boy does this look good! Thanks for your very sweet visit to my tablescape this week -- it's always nice to have company at my table.

  7. We make this often at our house! I love it because I always have the ingredients on hand. I do make it in the oven at a high temperature and it gets so puffy and high and well, just fun. Joni

  8. This sounds interesting! I've never tried it before but now I'm intrigued...maybe Saturday breakfast?
    Thanks so much for sharing!
    sweet pickles and chocolate

  9. I have to put this on the weekend breakfast rotation! It looks wonderful. One place where puffy is a good thing ;)

  10. Yummers! Who cares what it looks like! It sounds divine! Love your blog!

  11. Wow, this looks fabulous! I think the pictures are fantastic and I can see that this could easily become a family favourite.

    Thanks so much for posting this recipe and thanks also for visiting me! I hope to see you again soon!

    Best wishes,

  12. Wow! I think that looks wonderful and the pictures are excellent.


  13. My recipe bakes in a 9x13 pan and is way too much for 2 of us. This looks perfect! I'm excited to try it. Thanks...

  14. Oh yum! We're big on weekend breakfasts around here and I will definitely have to give this a try!

  15. Mmmmm that looks and sounds really good!! I guess instead of a skillet I could use a cake pan?

  16. MrsJenB-whatever you use has to be able to go up to 450 degrees. I'm really not sure, I was looking specifically for something to make in cast iron... I'm not gonna be much help, sorry.

  17. One word YUM!! I cannot wait to try this out and watch my kids faces. Do you have a recipe for a good strawberry sauce?

  18. You've been a busy poster! This looks delicious..And pink strawberry plants?? I never!


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