Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Dutch Baby

Every Sunday the Urscheldome Kitchen cooks up our new favorite breakfast dish, The Dutch Baby. It is also called a German Pancake. This morning Sophia and I whipped one up and I decided to share the how to with everyone. Let's get started.

First, you're going to need to get yourself a cast iron skillet. Then, get these ingredients:
1 Tbsp. butter
2 Eggs
2 Tbsp. Sugar
1/2 Tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract
Zest of One Lemon
1/2 Cup Milk
1/2 Cup Flour
Troy Polamalu stand-up (optional)

Put the butter in your skillet and set that in a cold oven. Then set it for 450 degrees. The butter, when the over is heated, will be just melted enough to coat your pan. Zest your lemon using whatever means you can. If there's a small child that wants to do it for you, by all means, let them!

In a bowl, combine the eggs, sugar, zest and vanilla extract. Once that's done, slowly stir in the milk. Then dump in the flour and beat until all lumps are gone, but don't overmix. Lumps are gross, right?

By the time you're done mixing, the oven should be almost ready. Carefully remove your skillet from the oven. Swirl your melted butter around to coat the bottom and the sides. Then pour in your batter. Put it back in the over for 13 minutes.

Your Baby will become very light and puffy.

After 13 minutes, remove it from the oven. Within seconds, the Baby will settle. Using a spatula, remove the Baby from the skillet. It can be cut into servings if you like and feel free to add any topping you like. Normally fruit is a good addition, but we were out, so this morning we added some powdered sugar and Nutella.

Delicious. Enjoy!


Live from APT said...

Oh hell yes...trying this tomorrow am...GET OUT!!!!

W2 said...

Driz is back.

Live from APT said...

nanana...its the muthafunkin D-R-Z...

beanroad said...

We whipped up one of these beauties Sunday a.m. And while it certainly was tasty, the real fun came from asking my two- and four-year olds throughout the day, "What did you eat for breakfast?" And then watching their faces as they had to confess, "A Dutch baby." It never got old.