Patrick got a kids' cookbook for Christmas (he loves to cook) and we were looking through it the other night to come up with some recipes we could make together. One that caught my eye (plus looks pretty easy) was a "Dutch Baby" pancake. I have seen these in pancake restaurants but have never tried to make one at home--so we gave it a whirl and it was so fun and delicious!
It was so fun and delicious, in fact, that we ended up making it Saturday and Sunday mornings--a good thing too because we've been so busy packing and cleaning that once we started we didn't even stop for lunch!
The fun thing about this pancake is that it puffs way up in the oven--that part was extra exciting for the kids. Here's a pic of the puff-up (though it had deflated somewhat by the time I took the pic).
Here's another view:
And these are the sauteed apples we put on top:
The finished product--you slice it like a pie and top with the apples, maple syrup and a little powdered sugar.
And of course there was bacon! Here's the recipe--I'll write it out as I found it for four servings, but I actually tripled the recipe and just watched it in the oven since I was guessing on baking time. My giant one stayed in for about 30 minutes.
Dutch Baby Pancake with Sauteed Apples
1/2 cup milk
1 teas. oil
1/2 cup flour
2 Tabls. sugar
1/4 teas. salt
1/4 teas. cinnamon
a little sugar
a little cinnamon
Preheat oven to 425.
Whisk together eggs, milk and oil.
Add in flour, sugar, salt and cinnamon. Stir well--some lumps are ok.
Pour into well-oiled round baking pan (I used an oven-proof skillet) and bake until puffed up and evenly browned. About 10-15 minutes.
While it's baking, peel and slice the apples and saute in a skillet with butter, a little sugar and a little cinnamon.
Try this--it was so good!!