Sunday, March 21, 2010

Dutch Babies for Breakfast!

You're eating babies for breakfast? You bet I am! And they are deeeeeelicious!

A dutch baby is a pancake made from eggs, flour, milk, and butter. They are a variation of the German Pancake which is baked in the oven. The term dutch baby is said to be named by the daughter of a Seattle restaurant owner (in the 1900's), after the cake creation became a staple of the restaurant's repertoire.

Bake your own baby with the following recipe:

Dutch Baby Recipe
(makes one dutch baby)

1/4 cup butter
3 eggs
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup flour

1. Heat oven at 425 degrees.
2. Mix eggs, milk, and flour in a bowl.
3. Put butter in a 2 to 3 quart pan and let it melt in the oven. I suggest a glass pie dish. I've found this rises and distributes heat the best.
4. Add batter to pan once the butter is melted.
5. Let bake till puffy brown. Approximately 20 - 25 minutes.
6. Serve immediately as dutch baby will loose it's fluffy look as it cools.

The traditional topping for a dutch baby is powdered sugar and freshly squeezed lemon juice. I also like to add some maple syrup.

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