Dutch Baby!

Strawberry season is time for celebration, and what better way than working those sweet fruits into a delectable breakfast.   

Also known as a German Pancake, a Dutch Baby is what a pancake dreams of becoming.   It's dramatic, delicious, and a perfect destination for fresh strawberries.  Half the fun is the etymology.

Prep time:  10 minutes
Cook time:  12-15 minutes
Serves:  4-6

3 large eggs
1/2 cup milk
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp. apple pie spice, or a mixture of ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves
pinch salt
1 cup fresh fruit, such as strawberries
3 TB Butter
Powdered sugar (optional)

Preheat your oven to 450F.

In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, then whisk in the milk, flour, vanilla, spices, and salt.  Heat a oven-proof 10" skillet over medium heat and melt the butter.  Scrape the batter into the skillet and top with the fruit.  Cook without stirring for 2 minutes.  Move skillet into the oven and cook for another 10 minutes or until your Dutch Baby is nicely browned and the center is set (a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean).

Note:  Frozen berries will also work, but will increase the cooking time.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Looks delicious.