Have you ever heard of a Dutch Baby Pancake? I used to get them when I was younger and living in Florida from this place called ‘The Original Pancake House.’ It’s one of my favorite restaurants down there, because they serve pancakes. And let me tell you: pancakes are my FAVORITE food in the world. (Well, and crepes…) They would take 30 minutes to make, so you had to be patient at this place. I used to go with my Dad for my birthday. And it was an apple dutch baby. Imagine, if you will, apple pie and pancakes having a baby….. Are you drooling yet?
So with my passion for baking and cooking and creating, I decided to embark on the dutch baby making world.
Lucky for everyone: they are SUPER easy. For a basic dutch baby, all you need is flour, eggs, butter, milk, salt, vanilla and sugar. And a blender. Once you get the basic recipe down, its up to you to really take that to the next level by adding fruit or chocolate chips or whatever tickles your fancy!!!
Easy Dutch Baby Pancake Recipe
Serves 1-4 (depending on how hungry you are… I ate half of it all by myself!)
(Adapted from a recipe by Alton Brown!)
3 Tbsp butter, divided
1/2 cup all purpose flour
3 Tbsp sugar
pinch of salt
1/2 cup milk, room temperature (he says whole, I used 2%….)
2 eggs, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat your oven to 375*F
Put 2 Tbsp butter in a cast iron skillet and place in the pre-heated oven to melt.
Put all of the ingredients into your blender (and your extra tbsp of your butter!) and mix up for 1 minute, until all ingredients are well blended, and some air has been whipped into it.
Pour into your skillet once the butter is melted in the pan and place into the oven for 20-25 minutes.
Remove and serve immediately.
Don’t be surprised if you want to eat the whole thing. It’s so wonderful and delicious. Let me know if you make it and how it goes!!!
Have a good one, y’all!