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How to Make the Insanely Delicious Dutch Baby!

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If you have never had a Dutch baby, you are really missing out. If you aren’t familiar with this insanely delicious Dutch Baby (Puffy Skillet Pancake), let me do my best to explain.

What is a Dutch Baby?

A Dutch Baby is basically a Puffy Skillet Pancake, for lack of a better description. It is literally a pancake that you cook in a hot skillet in the oven. The Dutch Baby can be filled with fruit and sprinkled with powdered sugar, or you can use syrup, or whatever else your little heart might desire.

It is fun to serve Dutch Babies to guests who have never had them or who have never even heard of them. The Dutch Baby is a unique breakfast recipe for sure.

It has become a tradition for me to serve Dutch Babies (yes, more than one for my family) on Christmas morning. We save this special breakfast for a special occasion or holiday. We don’t want to have it too often – it is more fun to have it as a favorite holiday breakfast tradition!

There is more to a Dutch Baby though, than the Dutch Baby itself. You can also make a special syrup for it (some people call it Dutch Honey). The syrup for a Dutch Baby is made with brown sugar and heavy whipping cream. It is decadent (and very rich), and probably why we only serve this puffy pancake breakfast once a year.

Ingredients for a Dutch Baby

6 eggs

1 cup mlk

1 cup flour

1/2 cube of butter

Ingredients for Dutch Honey Syrup for Dutch Babies

1/2 box of brown sugar

1/2 – 1 pint heavy whipping cream

How to make a Dutch Baby

Blend the eggs and milk in blender for 1 or 2 minutes.  While still blending, gradually add in 1 cup of flour. Blend for 1 or 2 minutes.

How long do you cook a Dutch Baby?

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat a 10 inch iron skillet with 1/2 cube butter and place in preheated oven until butter melts (watch it carefully – you don’t want the butter to burn. Once the butter has melted in the skillet, pour the Dutch Baby batter into the hot cast iron skillet and bake for 30-35 minutes. Make sure that when you put the skillet in the oven, that there is enough room for the pancake to rise.Cut into 8 pieces and serve with Dutch Honey.

The cooking time for a Dutch Baby varies, as do the recipes. Generally you cook Dutch Babies in the oven for 25-35 minutes. The Speedy Gourmet Dutch Baby recipe cookies for 30-35 minutes.

How do you make Dutch Honey Syrup for Dutch Babies?

Combine 1/2 of a box of brown sugar and 1/2 – 1 pint of heavy whipping cream in a medium saucepan. Heat in pot on stove until brown sugar and whipping cream are completely blended and thick – like syrup. Keep syrup warm on the stove until Dutch Babies are ready to serve.

After you make a Dutch Baby for yourself, I think you’ll see what I mean – it is the insanely delicious Dutch Baby! Easter is right around the corner – maybe you can make it your new Easter breakfast tradition!

Yield: 4

Dutch Baby Pancake with Dutch Honey Syrup

Dutch Baby Pancake with Dutch Honey Syrup

A Dutch Baby, or Puffy Skillet Pancake, is a delicious pancake of sorts that is cooked in a hot skillet in the oven. The Dutch Baby can be filled with fruit and sprinkled with powdered sugar, or you can use syrup, or else you like.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • FOR DUTCH BABY:
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup mlk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cube of butter
  • FOR DUTCH HONEY SYRUP:
  • 1/2 box of brown sugar
  • 1/2 – 1 pint heavy whipping cream

Instructions

HOW TO MAKE A DUTCH BABY:

Blend the eggs and milk in blender for 1 or 2 minutes.  While still blending, gradually add in 1 cup of flour. Blend for 1 or 2 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat a 10 inch iron skillet with 1/2 cube butter and place in preheated oven until butter melts (watch it carefully – you don’t want the butter to burn. Once the butter has melted in the skillet, pour the Dutch Baby batter into the hot cast iron skillet and bake for 30-35 minutes. Make sure that when you put the skillet in the oven, that there is enough room for the pancake to rise.Cut into 8 pieces and serve with Dutch Honey.

The cooking time for a Dutch Baby varies, as do other recipes. Generally you cook Dutch Babies in the oven for 25-35 minutes. The Speedy Gourmet Dutch Baby recipe cooks for 30-35 minutes.

HOW TO MAKE DUTCH HONEY:

Combine 1/2 of a box of brown sugar and 1/2 – 1 pint of heavy whipping cream in a medium saucepan. Heat in pot on stove until brown sugar and whipping cream are completely blended and thick – like syrup. Keep syrup warm on the stove until Dutch Babies are ready to serve.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 657Total Fat: 52gSaturated Fat: 31gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 418mgSodium: 151mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 16g

 

For another delicious breakfast idea, check out our Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Cups. They are so good – it’s like having a traditional Mexican breakfast, but it was made in muffin tins! Both the Dutch Baby and the Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Cups are the perfect brunch recipe.

2 Comments

  1. These are indeed the yummiest!

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