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Dutch Baby Pancakes: A Delicious Breakfast Treat

Dutch Baby Pancakes: A Delicious Breakfast Treat

My sons could eat these allll day everyday!! Imagine waking up to the tantalizing aroma of Dutch Baby Pancakes, fluffy and golden, fresh from the oven

Dutch Baby Pancakes: A Delicious Breakfast Treat

Originating from Germany and popularized in the US, these pancakes are a delightful cross between a pancake, a crepe, and a popover. Baked in a cast-iron skillet, they puff up beautifully in the oven and make for an impressive breakfast or brunch dish. Let’s explore this simple recipe that brings joy to any morning.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Powdered sugar, maple syrup, and jam, for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). If using two pans, place both in the oven to heat up.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, milk, eggs, granulated sugar, vanilla extract, and kosher salt. Whisk until the batter is smooth and well combined.
  3. Carefully remove the hot pans from the oven. Divide the butter between the two pans, swirling it around until it’s melted and bubbly.
  4. Pour the batter evenly into the two pans. Return the pans to the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the pancakes are puffed and golden brown.
  5. Dust with powdered sugar and serve immediately with maple syrup and jam on the side.

Recipe Tips

  • Preheating the skillet is crucial to achieving the characteristic puff of the Dutch Baby Pancake.
  • Don’t open the oven door while the pancake is baking. This could cause it to deflate.
  • Serve immediately as the pancake will start to deflate once out of the oven.

Substitutions

  • If you don’t have whole milk, 2% milk will also work.
  • Nutmeg can be omitted if you don’t have it on hand.

FAQs

Q: Can I make Dutch Baby Pancakes without a cast-iron skillet? A: Yes, any oven-safe skillet or baking dish would work. However, a cast-iron skillet gives the best results due to its excellent heat retention.

Q: Can I add toppings to my Dutch Baby Pancake? A: Absolutely! Feel free to top with fresh fruits, syrup, whipped cream, or even savory toppings like ham and cheese.

Dutch Baby Pancakes are a delightful way to start your day. They’re simple to make, yet they bring a sense of occasion to any breakfast table. This recipe is a testament to the magic that happens when everyday ingredients are transformed with a little heat and a lot of love. So grab your cast-iron skillet, and let’s make breakfast extraordinary!

By on February 25th, 2024

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