Thursday, June 1, 2017

Blueberry Dutch Baby


I love saying the word "Dutch Baby". It's funny to me.

I was served this large pancake at a bed & breakfast many years ago and was hooked.
It's a great way to serve a big crepe like pancake to a crowd.

This large funny pancake get lots of oohs and ahs when the come out of the oven, all puffed up and cocky, but then deflates, so take your photos quickly. :(

I have made a savory version and one with apples (my favorite).

Here, I whisked up the batter the night before, so all I had to do in the a.m. was preheat the oven.

I used some nice Florida blueberries and sprinkled with powdered sugar.

Lovely.


Blueberry Dutch Baby:

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole milk
2 large eggs
2 tbsp sugar
pinch of ground nutmeg
pinch of cinnamon
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
confectioners’ sugar for sprinkling

Preheat the oven 425F.

Whisk the first 6 ingredients to make a batter (you can do this the night before and keep covered in the fridge).
Don't worry if the batter is lumpy (I'm a bit lumpy lately too).

Heat the 3 tbsp of butter in a cast iron skillet on medium heat until sizzling (must use cast iron...it's a science thing).

Pour the batter into the melted butter and top with blueberries (wild ones are the best).

Place skillet on the lower rack of oven.

Bake 16-18 minutes until puffed and golden.

Sprinkle w/ powdered sugar and quickly take your photographs! Hurry!


Serve w/ maple syrup and devour immediately.

Enjoy!


:)

2 comments:

Ciao Chow Linda said...

What a beauty! I just made a savory Dutch baby using Melissa Clark's recipe, containing 8 eggs. It didn't turn out nearly as evenly as this. Must try again with a new recipe.

Anonymous said...

I make Dutch baby a lot on weekend mornings, so easy and delicious! Try it with cherries, that's my favorite, and the season is short. But any fruits would do: apples, pears, peaches...Add sliced almonds or chopped pecans if you want.
Having the blueberry one with some lemon curd on the side was very good too. So many options :-)