Sunday, January 27, 2013

Dutch Baby

I woke up this morning and just knew it was a Dutch Baby day. It was cold and wet out and the thought of a hot cup of coffee and the smell of a Dutch Baby in the oven seemed to be just what the morning called for.

So, what's a Dutch Baby? Just the most delicious plain jane simple comfort food ever. So good and so easy. A few ingredients, a couple of minutes to mix it up and not only will you have a treat that will make your belly happy, but your house will smell amazing too. Bonus points for a good smelling kitchen!

I got the recipe years ago out of a book of my Grandma's. It was a cookbook filled with recipes from the local ladies at it was actually called a Mt. St. Helens pancake due to the way it domes up in the center. An amazing sight to see....

What You'll Need:

1/4 cup Butter
3/4 cup Milk
3 Eggs
1 tea. Vanilla
3/4 cup flour
1/2 tea. Nutmeg (optional)

*use a shallow (3" deep) baking dish or large cast iron skillet

Heat oven to 425. Place butter in your baking dish (or skillet) and place in the oven. While the butter melts, quickly mix the batter (word of caution here - keep and eye on your butter so you don't scorch it). Beat the eggs, milk and flour until smooth.
 
 

Remove pan from oven when butter is melted and pour batter into pan. Do not mix! Now this is where the magic happens......Put the pan back in the oven and bake until puffy and golden approx. 20 to 30 minutes. Just like a volcano, the sides will rise up and the center will form a dome. The little kid in me loves this part!

Remove from oven, cut in wedges to serve. Some people like to sprinkle with powdered sugar on top and then add a squeeze of lemon.  I personally like a sprinkle of powdered sugar and some warm maple syrup.

You could even serve it topped with fruit. Total comfort food.

I did a little experiment and found that this recipe works just as well with almond milk and gluten free flour and I bet you could even use an egg substitute to make it Vegan friendly.

Add a good cup of coffee, some warm slippers, a good book and a little dog or two at your feet and you have the recipe for a perfect Sunday morning!

 

3 comments:

  1. OOOOH! I'm trying this with Coconut Milk and gluten Free flour. Do you use any special kind?

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    1. Oh my gosh! I bet coconut milk would be awesome! I use Bob's Red Mill Gluten free all purpose flour. Le me know how it turns out!

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  2. Interesting....it's basically the same recipe, or close, that you use to make Yorkshire Pudding.......with different toppings! What a good idea.

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