I’m a Dutchbaby

18 Jan

A favorite weekend breakfast food at our house is a Dutchbaby (also known as a German Pancake).  Light and fluffy. Only slightly sweet. This dramatic breakfast food is a sight to see.

I prefer it with cream cheese and homemade jam but it is just as good with brie.

The dramatic effect of this meal is short lived, as it is the steam of baking that makes it puff up, so serve it immediately or invite everyone into the kitchen for the unveiling.

Dutchbaby (German Pancake)

From: Joy of Cooking

Preheat oven to 425 degrees

mix together

1/2 cup flour

1/4 cup sugar

add

1/2 cup milk

2 eggs

and whisk until smooth

Melt a little butter in a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat, swirl to cover bottom and sides of pan. (If  you look up the recipe, you’ll see they suggest 4 Tablespoons of butter, I find I only need 1) Add the batter and cook for one minute, until just starting to set. Place in oven and bake for 12 to 15 minutes until puffed and golden.

Sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar or serve with your favorite breakfast condiments.

Double the recipe…pour in a casserole dish and bake 20 minute and you’ll have a Pannakucken to feed a crowd.

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