Dutch Babies – also known as German Pancakes – are a deliciously sinful breakfast treat. Almost like crepes meet custard. Serve them topped with powdered sugar & your fruit or jam of choice for an easy, yet impressive brunch.
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Nothing beats a warm Dutch Baby, fresh out the oven, on a lazy Sunday morning. It feels like a high-brow brunch, without the extra fuss.
If you’ve never had a Dutch Baby before, they are something to behold! They’re lighter than a pancake, but with more eggs, so the final product is a kind of custard crepe souffle.
Every time I serve it, he says, “Yeah, that’s dessert, not breakfast,” before devouring the entire plate.
The beautiful thing is, Dutch Babies are so simple to make. You’ll impress your friends and family, without much effort.
I will warn though, they do deflate quickly, so make sure everyone is seated before you serve.
How to Make A Dutch Baby Pancake
All you’ll need are butter, milk, flour, sugar, salt, eggs, vanilla, and an oven-proof skillet.
To avoid lumpy batter, whisk the flour and eggs together before mixing in the remaining ingredients.
Put your skillet in the preheated oven and drop in the butter. Watch closely & once it starts to sizzle, pour in your batter, and shut the door.
Now’s the fun part! Pull up a chair and watch your breakfast pastry fluff up – just like a souffle! I mean, no, only crazy people watch breakfast bake, right?!?
Once the edges are crispy and golden brown, you’re ready to serve. But this delicate treat will deflate immediately, so make sure everyone’s seated before pulling it from the oven.
Dust with powdered sugar & serve with your favorite toppings. Lemon and raspberry jam are traditional, but we usually throw on whatever fruit, syrup, or jam we have on hand. They’re all delicious!
So what do you think? Are you ready to taste this simple, yet decadent breakfast treat? I promise, you won’t be disappointed and this dish will find it’s way into your regular rotation.
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- 3 tbsp butter
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1 cup milk
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- powdered sugar, - for garnish
- Preheat oven to 400°F
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour and milk until smooth.
- Add remaining ingredients and whisk until combined.
- Put butter in oven-safe skillet and place in preheated oven. Watch the pan closely!
- As soon as the butter start to sizzle, pour in the batter & close the door. Do not open the door!
- Bake for 16-18 minutes or until golden brown around the edges.
- Remove from oven, dust with powder sugar, and serve with lemon wedges, fresh fruit, or your favorite jam.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 209Total Fat: 12.2gSaturated Fat: 6.9gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 110mgSodium: 269mgCarbohydrates: 18.2gFiber: 0.4gSugar: 6.1gProtein: 6.5g