Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Puffy Oven German Dutch Pancake Baby! Recipe and {Personal Reflection}

I really wanted to post a prosciutto panini I make because it's rainy and cold here in not so sunny SoCal and soup and hot sandwiches seem perfect for tonight's dinner. But...I can't find the pictures I took last time I made it. I'll keep looking for next week, but in the meantime I leave you with this. Perhaps you've seen it before. It goes by many names, Dutch Baby, German Pancake,  or Oven Pancake.

I've been making this for my family for years, it's soo easy and such a treat. I began making this because when I was little I spent the summers with my aunt and uncle. Every Friday night, my aunt would gather all of us kids and take us to the Mission Valley Marriott. They had a live Calypso band that played out at the patio by the pool. We spent hours dancing the night away and sipping our virgin margarita's {we thought we were so cool}. After the night of dancing she would take us to Ricky's Restaurant. She'd order a couple of these pancakes for us to share. Isn't she the coolest aunt ever? She literally took us every Friday. She is pretty big on traditions and making awesome memories for kids. She is largely responsible for so many of my happy childhood memories. I try to instill the importance of these traditions in my own kids, but I'm not that good at it. Luckily, she lives down the street and is a big part of my kids life, so I can leave it to her for now :)
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Dutch Baby, Puffy Pancake, German Pancake

 tablespoons butter or margarine
 cup all-purpose flour
 cup milk
 teaspoon salt
 cups assorted fruit, diced
1  lemon, rinsed and cut in wedges
Powdered sugar and maple syrup, if desired
  1. Heat oven to 400°F. In 9-inch glass pie plate, melt butter in oven; brush butter over bottom and side of pie plate.
  2. In medium bowl, beat eggs slightly with wire whisk or hand beater. Beat in flour, milk and salt just until mixed (do not overbeat). Pour into pie plate.
  3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until puffy and deep golden brown. Serve pancake immediately topped with berries. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, lemon juice and syrup.
Makes 4 servings


Sue said...

I've heard of a Dutch Baby before, but have never made one. I've wanted to because they look so fun, and yummy too! Isn't it nice to have such fond memories? Many of the best memories are tied to food:)

Diana said...

Sounds delicious! And love the photo, too :) Do you have any idea whether or not you can mix the dough the night before and then bake it in the morning? Thanks :)

Kirstin said...

My girls love these kind of pancakes and ask for them often. They go through eggs like crazy sometimes.

Mamahollioni said...

I saw your amazing photo on Tasty Tuesday and had to come and see the recipe! I can't wait to try it! I have ordered a dutch baby before at a restaurant, but have not tried making them at home. Thanks for the recipe!

Judee @ Gluten Free A-Z said...

I never heard of this type of pancake before , but it sure looks delicious and easy to make. I'll have to give it a try. I am now following you and would love it if you visited my blog and followed me back.

Noah The Kid said...

Looks yum.

Branson said...

I definitely am going to try this one! ;)