Because it's so easy to make and requires the simplest ingredients, it really saves the day when you have unexpected company drop by! You can really make a beautiful presentation with this. Others will be impressed and delighted, and you won't spend all afternoon in the kitchen!
Step 1: Gather Your Tools and Ingredients.
1 cup milk
1 cup unbleached white flour (all-purpose or baking)
2 jumbo or XL eggs (or 3 large/medium)
2 tbs butter
2 tbs sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 pinch salt
About 2 cups fresh berries or other fruit for topping.
10-12" cast iron skillet or other oven-proof skillet (no plastic handles)
(a pie dish works, I am told, but I've never used anything but my trusty skillet)
You can use any fruit to fill. Traditionally it is berries, but this time I used a delicious organic papaya I picked up at the farmer's market and some leftover fresh pineapple I had in the fridge. You can also blend a couple tablespoons of honey with a few tablespoons of cream cheese and spread that on before sprinkling the berries on for a more crepe-ish experience.
Step 2: Preheat Oven and Skillet Together.
Set oven for 425* and get to mixing up the rest of the ingredients.
Step 3: Mix Up Ingredients
It should be about the consistency of pancake batter.
Step 4: Coat Pan Walls With Melted Butter.
Step 5: Slice Fruit While Dutch Baby Is Baking
Meanwhile slice up your fruit for the topping.
When 18 minutes have passed (set a timer) reduce heat to 325* and bake an additional 8 minutes, until the pan cake is golden brown.
Step 6: Remove From Oven.
Step 7: Let It Fall.
Step 8: Top With Fresh Fruit and Serve!