Dutch Baby Pancake

by Kelli on April 16, 2014

Dutch Baby Pancake

Dutch Baby Pancakes are quite possibly the greatest thing to ever grace the breakfast table.  Bold words, I know.  If you’ve never tried one before, I highly suggest you finishing reading (and by that I mean, drooling over the photos), take this recipe, get in the kitchen, whip out your favorite cast iron skillet and make yourself a Dutch Baby.  Don’t worry if it’s not exactly breakfast time (or brunch if that’s more your style), it can also make a perfectly acceptable lunch, dinner and dessert.

Dutch Baby Pancake

Despite being referred to as a pancake, Dutch Babies aren’t exactly like your tradition stack of hot cakes.  They’re sort of more akin to a popover, at least in my mind.   A bigger, subtly sweet breakfast popover….just not popp-y in the center.

Unlike pancake batter, which is largely made up of flour, Dutch Babies are primarily egg-based, with only a small amount of flour and milk (or cream).  As it cooks, the batter rises up against the sides of the skillet (don’t worry it won’t spill over), while the center puffs up like a balloon, deflating once removed from the oven.

Dutch Baby Pancake

Dutch Baby Pancakes are a light, fluffy, subtly sweet and super buttery.  I recommend topping yours with mixed berries, powdered sugar and a little bit of maple syrup, for good measure!

Dutch Baby Pancake

Dutch Baby Pancake

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Yield: Serves 2-4

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup half and half (or whole milk)
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • For serving (optional)
  • Mixed berries
  • Powdered sugar
  • Maple syrup

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Using an immersion blender (or standard blender), mix together the eggs, flour, half and half, sugar, vanilla and salt.

Melt the butter in a 10-inch cast iron skillet over medium-low heat.

Pour the batter into the skillet over the melted butter. Carefully transfer the skillet to the oven, and bake for 25 minutes.

Remove the skillet from the oven. Divide the Dutch baby between plates, top mixed berries and powdered sugar. Serve immediately.

Notes

Adapted from Orangette

http://thecornerkitchenblog.com/dutch-baby-pancake/

Enjoy!

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{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

Joanne April 16, 2014 at 8:05 AM

First of all – these photos are MEGA GORGEOUS. I’m in love.

I’ve never actually had a Dutch baby, which just seems tragic now. It’s like…what have I been doing with my life?!

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Kelli April 16, 2014 at 1:04 PM

Ahhh, you’re so sweet….thanks, Joanne. Never had a Dutch baby?? Whaaaaat? Please let me help you change than asap!

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Laura @ Blogging Over Thyme April 16, 2014 at 8:14 AM

So beautiful!!! Just love these photos–and this Dutch baby looks seriously perfect. I haven’t made one in a while, gotta get on that.

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Kelli April 16, 2014 at 1:05 PM

Thanks so much, Laura! It’s time to bring the Dutch baby back :)

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steph@stephsbitebybite April 16, 2014 at 8:58 AM

I’ve been wanting to try and make a dutch baby for.ever. Maybe you just gave me the inspiration I needed!!

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Kelli April 16, 2014 at 1:06 PM

I think this is a sign….it’s time get a Dutch baby on your table :) Thanks, Steph!

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Natalie @ Tastes Lovely April 16, 2014 at 10:33 AM

I need to make this immediately! One of my least favorite parts about making pancakes is the panic that sets in when it’s time to flip em. “Don’t mess it up and drop it on another one!” I’ll let the oven do all the work for me : )

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Kelli April 16, 2014 at 1:07 PM

I’m totally with you, Natalie….I *hate* flipping pancakes. Dutch baby pancakes to the rescue! Enjoy!!

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Dan April 16, 2014 at 10:36 AM

It looks like my Easter Brunch menu has been decided!! Thanks

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Kelli April 16, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Best Easter brunch ever! Enjoy, Dan!!

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Dan April 21, 2014 at 10:08 AM

Kelli.

It was GREAT!!! I made it at our cabin in the Northern BC Rockies. A weekend spend watching the geese return while spring snow was falling, wood stove crackling and the kids playing board games. My mother-in-law wanted to know why I was making yorkshire pudding for brunch. until she tasted it. Then she was real quiet. (she had seconds). Thanks for being part of our Easter’14 memories.

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Kelli April 21, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Hooray! I’m so glad the Dutch Baby was such a hit with the family this weekend!

P.S. spring and snow are two words I never like to see in the same sentence :)

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Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner April 16, 2014 at 11:41 AM

I’ve never heard of this kind of pancake before but I’m loving what I see. It looks super delicious and I’ve never been known to turn down a pancake of any kind! Mmm. :)

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Kelli April 16, 2014 at 1:08 PM

I have a feeling your going to fall head over heels in love with this, Tina :) Enjoy!

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Annalise @ Completely Delicious April 16, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Dutch babies are one of my favorite easy breakfasts. Your pics are so pretty!

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Kelli April 16, 2014 at 1:08 PM

Thanks so much, Annalise! Definitely one of my favorites, too!

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Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor April 16, 2014 at 1:37 PM

Now, if I had one of these on the table for breakfast, it would make getting up or work so much easier. Delicious! And your photos are gorgeous, Kelli!

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Kelli April 18, 2014 at 7:31 AM

Thanks, Ashley! I could not agree more….maybe this is the solution to get me moving in the morning :)

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Tom @ Raise Your Garden April 17, 2014 at 8:17 AM

I love dutch babies!

Not really much of a cook, but these are worth spending some time in the kitchen.

Thanks for the recipe.

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Kelli April 18, 2014 at 7:33 AM

Dutch babies are so worth every single second!! Enjoy!

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Heidi @foodiecrush April 17, 2014 at 12:38 PM

THis is one of my favorite breakfasts, but we only have it when we are at our friend’s cabin. I think I need to change that. Gorgeous!

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Kelli April 18, 2014 at 7:36 AM

Yes, I vote for more Ducth baby making (ha…that sounds really weird!)! Thanks so much, Heidi!

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Sarah @ The Woks of Life April 18, 2014 at 6:17 AM

I’ve never had one of these either. Found your blog through your gorgeous photo on foodgawker. Have to try this now! It looks amazing.

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Kelli April 18, 2014 at 7:37 AM

Thank you! It tastes even better than it looks…you should absolutely give it a try, Sarah. Enjoy!

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samantha April 24, 2014 at 4:14 PM

I feel ridiculous that Ive never made a dutch baby before. I plan on fixing that this weekend… Thanks for the recipe!

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Kelli April 25, 2014 at 1:43 PM

You’re pretty much in for the best weekend ever :) Enjoy, Samantha!

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