I recently got obsessed with Dutch Babies after I read about them on a brunch menu I was lusting after. I can’t tell you which restaurant I was looking at (some people read magazines, I read menus!), but I decided I just HAD to have a Dutch Baby. I googled the crap out of it, and decided to make a recipe I found on AllRecipes.
I’ve since made and eaten this a BUNCH of times, mostly by myself on weekend mornings when my husband was out playing golf.
From what I can surmise from Google, Dutch Babies are baked German pancakes. And they’re DIVINE. I love them because I don’t need to stand over a hot stove! And I can make enough for 4 people while just hanging out and actually talking to the people who came over! Crazy!
I made a double batch of Dutch Babies since I was hosting a brunch for family. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees, and while it’s preheating, throw 2 pie pans (or cast iron skillets) in the oven to get hot!
Here are our ingredients (for just 2 people, cut these measurements in half, and use just one pie pan/skillet):
- 1 cup of milk (I used skim)
- 1 cup of flour
- 4 eggs, room temperature
- splash of vanilla extract
- pinch of nutmeg
- pinch of salt
And this is the super easy part – throw everything into a blender! SO EASY!
Whirl it up until everything is blended. You can also just do this with a whisk by hand.
Open up the oven, and throw a tablespoon of butter into each pie pan and swirl so that it’s covered. Your butter will instantly get all browned and delicious. YES! Then pour half of the batter into each pan, close the oven, and set your timer for 12 minutes.
In twelve minutes… Voila!
Your Dutch Baby will poof out and be all glorious. And then it’ll deflate, because that’s just what they do. This is a cross between a custard/crepe/pancake, and with some powdered sugar and maple syrup – heaven. If you’re feeling super Martha Stewart-y, you can also make this in muffin tins so that everyone gets their own Dutch Baby.
With some fresh strawberries and bacon – it was SO DELICIOUS. My kitchen was also SO HOT from the oven being on, and my brother frying up an insane amount of bacon and eggs.
Definitely something to whip up on a weekend morning (or even a weekday you crazy person with that much time in the morning!). Enjoy!