Dutch Baby
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As written, this recipe uses an 8 inch iron skillet, You can double the recipe for a 10 or 12 inch size. It was also be baked in a cake pan, or a heavy stainless steel skillet.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 2 to 4
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons soft butter
  1. Set the oven to preheat to 400ยบ, and place an empty, dry 8 inch iron skillet inside while it heats. Let it get completely warmed to temperature before proceeding.
  2. Place all of the ingredients except the butter in a blender, and blend at high speed for about 30 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the blender jar to make sure there is not dry flour around the edge, and blend again for another 10 seconds or so. The batter will on the thin side and very smooth.
  3. Put the butter into the hot skillet [you can take the skillet out of the oven to do this, or just pull out the rack, which is what I do] and let it foam and sizzle and melt completely. Be really careful not to forget and touch the pan without an oven mitt, and keep everyone away from the stove.
  4. Pour the batter into the center of the skillet.
  5. Return the pan to the oven and allow the pan cake to bake for about 25 to 30 minutes. It will puff up outrageously, but don't worry - it won't run over.
  6. When the pancake is done, remove the pan from the oven, and carefully loosen the pancake, [an offset spatula works nicely for this] sliding it onto a cooling rack for a couple minutes, so that the trapped steam can escape, rather than making the bottom soggy.
  7. Serve immediately, by cutting into wedges, and dusting with powdered sugar, topping with a squirt of fresh lemon and a generous slurp of maple syrup. Or top with fresh fruit and a drizzle of honey. Or whipped cream and chocolate sauce. Or Greek yogurt and berries. There is no wrong way to do this!
Recipe by The Creekside Cook at https://thecreeksidecook.com/dutch-baby/