You might call them Dutch Babies, German Pancakes or Puffed Pancakes. They are very fun to make. The kids love to watch them through the oven window. They seem to be alive! For best results make sure the pan is hot and the batter is at room temperature.
3 Eggs, room temperature
¾ Cup Flour
¾ Cup Milk, warmed slightly
1 Tablespoon Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla
¼ teaspoon salt
3 Tablespoons Butter
Use Toppings of Your Choice for Serving: Lemon juice and Powdered Sugar, Apples Sautéed in Butter with Sugar and Cinnamon, Nutella and Bananas, Whipped Cream and Berries, or Maple Syrup. Put into your oven a 10 to 12 inch pan, either a cast iron skillet, a cake pan, or a glass 13 x 9 pan. Preheat your oven and pan to 400 degrees, 375 degrees if using a glass pan.Warm the milk in the microwave for 30 seconds, have the eggs at room temperature. In a blender, combine the eggs, flour, and warmed milk, sugar, vanilla and salt. Process until batter is smooth and even in color.Remove the pan from the oven and add the butter. Swirl the butter around the pan to coat completely. When melted and still hot, pour the batter into the pan.
Immediately place into oven. Cook until the pancake is puffed in the center and on the edges and golden browns. Watch as it cooks as that is part of the fun. Bake for about 20-23 minutes.
Remove from oven, cut into 8 pieces and place the Dutch Baby onto a serving platter. Serve while warm with your choice of toppings.
*To make Gluten Free, use Gluten Free Flour and ½ teaspoon Xanthium Gum.
Have a great time with this fun recipe!