Introduction: Dutch Babies: Sweet, Buttery Breakfast Popovers

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Dutch Babies are a favorite in our family for birthday, graduation and “special day” breakfasts. Light, satisfying and easy to make!

Step 1:

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4 Tablespoon butter
3 eggs
¾ cup flour
¾ cup milk
½ tsp salt

Step 2: Topping Your Delicious Creation:

Our family favorite is to heavily dust the finished Dutch Babies with powdered sugar and fresh squeezed lemon juice. You can also use maple syrup, fruit syrups, jellies or jams, or even chocolate syrup.

Step 3: Directions:

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Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Your Dutch Babies will not rise properly if they do not go into a HOT oven

Place the butter in the pie or cake pan, put in hot oven for butter to melt. It is important that both butter and pan are HOT when you pour in the batter.

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In a medium bowl, beat the eggs until foamy, then add flour, and beat until smooth.

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Add milk and salt, and beat again until smooth. Texture of the batter should be like thick cream.

Pour batter into hot buttery pans and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until nicely golden brown.

Step 6: Once It Bakes...

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Slide out immediately onto a plate, and sprinkle with powdered sugar and a few squeezes of lemon, or any other favorite topping.

**Notes on baking: Your Dutch Babies should puff up beautifully if you have maintained a hot oven, but will still taste delicious even if not quite perfect.

Popovers of this type have no leavening agent, so they rely strictly on steam to make them raise. If the oven temperature is too low, the batter starts to set before the water in the batter turns to steam and they will be a little doughy.**


WUVIE made it! (author)2016-10-20

Yum! I made mine in a square cast iron pan, served with spiced apples. I've had a love of popovers since I was kid, when my paternal grandmother used to make them. Thanks for sharing!

mwoensdregt (author)2013-10-21

Dutch babies? I'm dutch and I've never seen something like this in my country! Lol

AdrianaG (author)mwoensdregt2016-02-16

I made these for a Dutch friend, he had never heard of them either. They are also known as German Pancakes, Either way, they are delicious!

jfuiava (author)2013-05-28

My family eats this almost every Saturday! We love Dutch babies.

Annaaziza (author)2011-11-09

Ummm... lol Mine ended up tasting like scrambeld eggs with chocolate :? I think I just had a Dutch Baby Fail....

LaGripe (author)Annaaziza2011-11-18

I think your Dutch baby pooped.

bajablue (author)LaGripe2012-02-20


timmycutts (author)2011-09-26

You might want to indicate what unit of temperature it is. Not everyone lives in a place where Fahrenheit is the norm (I can tell it's Fahrenheit, but not everyone can). You should probably get into the habit of writing temperature in both degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius, especially for recipes, and definitely get into the habit of indicating which unit you mean.

love2make (author)2011-09-08

how many does this recipe make?

deathsmileyinc (author)2011-08-11

im dutch and i dont even know these things :P
i think ill give them a try some day soon

Dream Dragon (author)2011-08-04

looks like a "Yorkshire Pudding" to me. ( a proper Yorkshire pudding should be filled with meaty goodness of course, not the silly little things most people think of as Yorkshire puddings). I guess it's just one of those things that goes by different names in different parts of the world. Just goes to show how versatile pancake batter can be. Toad in the hole anyone?

You're absolutely right- they're all "pop-overs". Gravy for Yorkies, sweets for Dutch Babies.

Milk, flour, eggs and salt; bake in a very hot oven in hot fat.  Yummy goodness!

To quote Ogden Nash:

Let's call Yorkshire pudding
A fortunate blunder:
It's a sort of popover
That turned and popped under.

vgavrich (author)2011-08-06

OMG, I love dutch babies and I never thought of making one at home! Good stuff, you get my vote!

dpezz5150 (author)2011-08-03

We had these at a bed and breakfast, but instead of lemon and sugar, they put in ham sauteed with asparagus pieces and cheese - fantastic!! I'm excited to try this recipe!
Thank you!

abbie81 (author)2011-08-03

Looks good,I guess.

ynze (author)2011-08-02

Dutch babies? That's me, about 39.5 years ago!

ynze (author)ynze2011-08-02

It looks great, by the way...

Emsaid (author)2011-08-02

I LOVE DUTCH BABIES!!! so delishh

jessyratfink (author)2011-08-01

That's gorgeous and much easier than I thought it would be! I'll definitely have to try this.

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