Dutch Baby Pancakes
Updated: Jun 25, 2020
May of you know my daughter is quite the creator in the kitchen. Baked goods, decorating cakes, full meals, you name it; she creates it and DAMN it always looks sooooo good. I walked into the kitchen to see this creation that she put together for breakfast. Both my son and I looked rather jealous as she was doing her toppings and displaying it in the skillet like a piece of art. Actually - she makes all food look like art! It is vegan (she does eat egg)
So here is The DUTCH BABY recipe - Fun Fact (Ayla saying) it is actually a variation on a German recipe (not Dutch)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F
While heating - make the batter:
-for a 10 inch cast iron skillet mix 3 eggs, 1/2 cup flour, and 1/2 cup milk of choice (we use almond milk)
-for a 12 inch case iron skillet mix 4 eggs, 3/4 cup flour, and 3/4 cup milk of choice
Feel free to alter the recipe for 1 or 2 eggs if you have mini cast iron skillets :) they are really cute but put a drip pan under them when cooking!!!! The cook time will not change no matter what size skillet you pick.
If you have a sweet tooth - add a tbsp. of sugar to the batter as well - Ayla cooked hers plain but added a touch of fun on top :) Other add-ins include cinnamon, nutmeg, chive for a savory pancake, or anything else you desire. So - that means I personally would figure out how to add chocolate. Only add a max of 2 tbsp. or the batter may not puff up nicely.
Mix up all your ingredients until you get a super smooth batter. It will be quite a thin batter. If you have a blender, you can use it to mix the ingredients to make it a bit faster. Then in your skillet, place 2-4 tbsp. of butter (vegan of course) and melt in the oven. Once melted, swirl the butter so it covers the whole pan - FYI - she even makes swirling look yummy. You can use an oil if you prefer, skip the melt step, and add just enough to coat the pan.
Add your batter into the pan that is nicely coated.
Bake at 425 for 20 minutes. Then reduce heat to 300 and cook for 5 more minutes. Be careful when you take it out as the skillet is SUPER HOT including the handle. I would know cause I went to grab the handle to turn it to admire it... DUMB A>> I watched her take it out and still didn't process that. It should be browned on the edges and puffed up. OMG … so delicious looking. NOW - the toppers
Serve with anything you desire - Sprinkle icing sugar and fresh fruit. As the dish itself has no sugar - you can serve it as a savory dish with any toppings such as bacon, green onions, sour cream.... Ayla has a way of displaying her food. It always looks amazing - she adds the toppings right on top in the skillet, and then cuts it into wedges. That's it... enjoy and let me know what you think :)