Elevate Your Breakfast: A Classic Dutch Baby Recipe
Happy Valentine’s Day! What a great way to elevate your morning breakfast or brunch with a classic Dutch Baby. What is a dutch baby anyway? Well, imagine the combination of a pancake, popover and crepe, that’s a Dutch Baby. Baked in a cast iron or metal pan and topped with powdered sugar, this recipe is made in your blender and couldn’t be easier.
My little kitchen helper poured all the ingredients into the blender and 20 seconds later, we had our batter ready to go. Then the critical step. The cast iron or metal pan preheats in the oven. Once the oven hit 425 degrees we were ready to make this over-the-top pancake. My toddler loved watching the butter sizzle in the pan and was amazed at how the batter transformed into puffy goodness while baking in the oven. Sprinkle with some powdered sugar once it’s removed from the oven and wow your family members. You can add toppings such as maple syrup, fruit and maybe a little chocolate.
Recipe Source: How To Make A Dutch Baby
- 1/2 Cup - All-Purpose Flour
- 1/2 Cup - Whole Milk (or 2%)
- 2 - Eggs
- 2 Tablespoons - Granulated Sugar
- 1 Teaspoon - Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 Teaspoon - Salt
- 2 Tablespoons - Butter, unsalted
- Toppings: Powdered Sugar, maple syrup and/or jam
- In a blender (or food processor) add the flour, milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla and salt. Blend for 20 seconds. Set aside for 25 minutes while oven pre-heats
- Take your 9-10" cast iron or metal pan and place it into the cold oven. (middle rack of oven) Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees
- Once oven hits 425 degrees, remove your pan with an oven mitt. Place the butter onto the pan and swirl the butter until it completely melts
- When butter is melted, pour the batter into the pan. Swirl a second time so the batter runs along the sides of the pan
- Place the pan back into the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes. You want the dutch baby to be slightly golden brown all over and a dark crust form on the top edge.
- Slide onto a cutter board and dust with powdered sugar and any fruit topping of your choice. Enjoy!
Nicole is a professional photographer, mother to an energetic child, and founder of Make and Taste. She has been a Commercial, Editorial and Lifestyle photographer for 10 years and has been published in various magazines and brand websites. Nicole is passionate about providing her child with meaningful experiences and documenting all of the fun along the way. You can always find her baking with her 7 year old and enjoying a good cup of coffee.