Introduction: Dutch Baby (or Dutch Pancake)

A Dutch Baby is a big, fluffy pancake with elements of a crepe and popover thrown in for good measure. It's very easy to make, doesn't take much time, and since it isn't a fancy-looking dish, even if you mess it up a little no one will notice because it will still taste great!


The ingredients are very basic items you probably already have in your cupboard and fridge:

  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • 2 mixing bowls
  • 1 oven-safe (preferably cast-iron) pan

Step 1: Dry Ingredients

While you are getting your ingredients together, preheat your oven to 425 degrees and put your oven-safe (preferably cast iron) skillet into it.

Gather your dry ingredients (flour, sugar, salt and cinnamon) and add them to a medium-sized mixing bowl. Mix them together with a fork or a whisk until they are combined.

Step 2: Wet Ingredients

In a separate bowl, combine your wet ingredients (eggs, milk and vanilla) and mix thoroughly.

Step 3: Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients

As the title implies, pour your wet ingredients into the bowl with your dry ingredients and mix gently until you have a well-incorporated batter. It's ok for it to be a little lumpy.

Step 4: Remove Plott Hound From Kitchen

This step is optional...really only applies if you have a crazy Plott hound who likes to steal your stuff if you aren't paying attention to her like you should be.

Step 5: Butter the Pan

By now your oven should be preheated to 425 degrees, so CAREFULLY remove your hot pan from the oven (or slide your rack out a bit so you can access the pan) and add your butter to it. Spread the butter around as it's melting so the entire bottom of the pan is coated.

Step 6: Add Batter

Pour your batter into the pan and return to oven for about 20 minutes (or until a nice golden brown).Remove pan from oven carefully.

Step 7: Enjoy Your Dutch Baby!

Plate up your dutch baby and add some syrup, powdered sugar, fresh berries, cinnamon and sugar or whatever your favorite way to enjoy a pancake is.

This recipe is great for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner or late night snack (or all the above)! Enjoy!

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