Dishes on a Dime: Dutch Baby or German Pancakes

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017

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While I hate cooking I really enjoy baking. And my favorite meal to eat or bake for is breakfast. So these super easy German Pancakes? Yeah, I’m all over that. Plus, when eggs are on sale for a great price (77¢ at Smiths!) you want to look for ways to put them to good use. Or, at least I do.

Make sure to come back and let us know what you think after you make them.

Dutch Baby or German Pancakes

Ingredients:

6 eggs
1 cup flour
1 cup milk
3 Tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 stick butter

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

In a bowl beat together eggs, flour, milk, sugar, salt, and vanilla until well mixed.  (You can also mix it in a blender.) This is when I pull out my Nutri Ninja blender. Easier is ALWAYS better in my case.

Place butter in a 10 to 12 inch cast iron skillet (or other oven proof skillet) or in a 10 to 12 inch round baking pan. Place pan in oven for a minute or two until the butter melts. Remove pan from oven carefully.

Pour the batter into the pan and place the pan into the preheated oven.

Bake for about 35 minutes, until the edges are puffed up and golden brown. Remove from oven.  Sprinkle with lemon juice and confectioners’ sugar.  Or fill with strawberries, raspberries, peaches, or other fruit.  Top with whipped cream or sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar.

Serve immediately.

OR …

My mom’s favorite is to make mini Dutch Babies as follows:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

In a bowl beat together eggs, flour, milk, sugar, salt, and vanilla until well mixed.  (You can also mix it in a blender.)

Slice the butter and evenly disperse between 2 regular or 4 mini muffin pans. Put the pans in the oven for a couple minutes while it’s preheating to melt the butter, then pour some batter into each compartment in the muffin pans until each muffin compartment has about the same amount.

Bake for about 10 minutes, or until it is puffed and golden brown. Remove from oven.

Fill with strawberries, raspberries, peaches, or other fruit.  Top with whipped cream or sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar.

Serve immediately.