Friday, March 28, 2008

Dutch Babies

This is a great quick meal. Now I mean quick to prepare but it does take 35 minutes to cook, so that takes some time, but it comes together quickly.

I have fond memories of these. We used to make them as kids. Once we got old enough, this was a meal we could make ourselves when mom had the "night off." (The nerve...what would she need a night off for? ;-) Now my kids love them. It is all stuff you generally have on hand, so it's a no brainer. Great for when you are out for the night and a sitter is coming.

Basically it is an oven pancake or German pancake.

2 Tbsp butter
1 c milk (can sub soy milk and it still tastes great)
2/3 c flour
2 eggs
2 Tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp lemon juice

Preheat oven to 400. Melt butter in 9 inch metal* pie pan or cake pan. Watch it to make sure it doesn't burn. Whirl remaining ingredients in blender, starting with the liquids, until smooth. Pour batter over the butter. Bake 35 minutes. Serve with syrup (see Easy Maple Syrup recipe below), powdered sugar, jam, applesauce or other fruit. Serves 1-3 depending on who is eating. Right now one Dutch Baby serves my 3 kids ages 6, 4 and 1.

* A glass pie pan can shatter. I learned that lesson as a teenager, since you are pouring cold liquid into a very hot pan. Oops! Sorry Mom!


annette said...

Michelle, I do NOT cook Babies! ; ) but i would make oven pancakes!

Julie said...

i love dutch babies!

Eryn said...

mmmm, I saw you make these for your kids one time before our group met, and it looked so yummy!! Sounds like a good saturday morning breakfast.

annette said...

YumYUm! tried these "babies" this morning for breakfast, and my pickiest breakfast eater declared them yummy!!! the rest of us loved them too! thanks for sharing Michelle -

Lynne Paulus said...

I LOVE Dutch Babies!!! A Cast iron pan or oven proof skillet also works well to cook these. Dutch babies were one of my favorite things to eat growing up! Well, they still are! :)

Kristi R said...

I love making these - whenever my grandma is with us, she requests that I make these!!!

Jennifer said...

Just made these for Saturday morning breakfast...yummy!