Thursday, March 20, 2014

How to Make a Dutch Baby

No, don't get excited--it's also called a "German Pancake"!
Saturdays are usually the only morning that Sweetface is
 home long enough for a nice sit-down breakfast. 
Monday through Friday he runs off to work with his normal breakfast--
would you believe Tuna Salad and Pita Chips???--in his lunchbox.
(I know; it sounds weird, but that's what he likes!)
On Sunday mornings he is usually playing drums in the church band.
So that leaves Saturday mornings for us to spend a little time together
before he rushes off to band practice at noon.
I like to make us a nice breakfast during those precious hours together.
Here is a favorite recipe for a "Dutch Baby":
2 Tbsp. butter
6 eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. milk
Place butter in iron skillet or baking pan
and melt in Pre-heated 400 degree oven.
Remove when melted and spread over pan bottom.
In large bowl beat eggs slightly.
Stir in flour and salt.
Slowly add milk.
Beat till smooth. 
Pour into hot pan.
Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. 
This is how it looks after 15 minutes.
Then, leaving oven door closed, lower the temperature to 325 degrees
And bake another 40-45 minutes, or until golden brown. 
Remove pan from oven and immediately
loosen from pan or it will stick as it cools. 
Some people like powdered sugar or fruit on top;
we prefer warm syrup and butter, thank you. 
I don't fix anything else with it, like bacon or sausage,
because it is  more than the two  of us can eat, 
 and it doesn't save well.  (And it is plenty by itself!)
"Gut essen!"


  1. Man, that is so pretty and looks so good. Never heard of a dutch baby, but may have to try it. Everything I've tried of yours has been delicious!

  2. Mmmmm.... What time did you say you have breakfast? Looks yummy!

  3. That's good--glad you like them so far! :-)

  4. I have never heard of this either. I cannot wait to try it. Thanks so much for sharing with us~ I love to try new things, especially when I have never heard of it. It does look delicious!!

  5. That looks delicious! Thanks for sharing :)