Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Going Dutch!

If you've never had a dutch baby you HAVE GOT TO EAT ONE RIGHT NOW! okay..I swear I'm not a cannibal and I don't endorse eating dutch infants (ick) but these holland-esque pancakes will make you swoon.
It is very rich and indulgent (do i EVER post healthy, no i do not)so I don't make this very often, BUT! I saw the recipe over HERE and oh golly its good!
The recipe calls for a cast iron skillet, but after reviewing the comments I used a glass pie dish and it was beautiful. Just put the butter in a 10" pie plate and let it melt in the oven, wait till it starts to brown then take it out and slowly pour the batter into the butter. Since this is heated glass make the batter asap and let it warm to room temp while the butter melts so it doesn't shatter your pie plate. That said...ENJOY and load up with powdered sugar and fresh squeezed lemon juice! (you can add melted butter if you want, i find that the butter it cooks in provides enough flavor, I do use salted butter because i like the contrast of flavors, also, let it bake the whole 20-25min, it may seem ready sooner but you really want those eggs to set in the middle or its a bit too uncooked in the center.

For the pancakes:
4 Tbs salted butter
4 large eggs
½ cup all-purpose flour
½ cup half-and-half

For the topping:
4 oz clarified butter (or, if you’re not into clarifying, simple melted butter will do)
Juice of 1 lemon
Powdered sugar

In a blender, whir together the eggs, flour, and half-and-half.

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Put the butter in the pie plate and immediately put it in the preheating oven to melt. Remove once the butter begins to brown

Pour the batter into the pie plate over the melted butter. Slide the plate back into the oven, and bake for 25 minutes.

Remove the puffed pancakes from the oven, transfer them to a plate or shallow bowl, and pour on melted butter, sprinkle on lemon juice, and dust with (lots of) powdered sugar. Serve immediately.

Serves two.


Patti said...

yummmmmmmmm, can't wait to try!! I think I have tried every one of your recipes you've posted, and they're all fantastic!!

Brunner Family said...

Sounds so good. HAVE to try soon!!! I am such a sucker for new recipes and food...I just love food!! ha ha ha!! :) :)

Pressed Petals said...! we go to the alamogordo church. kevin foley pioneered it! what a plessure to "meet" you. you guys were just at our baby church too, i believe, yuba city (the pistilli's). will have to follow your blog!

Kelly Marin said...

This is really cool. I had these at this awesome pancake place here in San Diego, and I was wondering how they made them. I didn't know they were called dutch babys. The ones I had were with cinnamon, brown sugar, and apples. Yum!

TheFoleyFive said...

Pressed petals- So nice to meet you!! we're having revival with pastor Foley this week and Anne Pistilli did nursery for me monday! she's a wonder woman that lady!!

Kelly-there's a really yummy link for cinnamon apple dutch babies, i've made them and they're amazing!! here it is

Pressed Petals said...

hahaha...i just talk to anne and she said you told her she looked saucey! too funny! she is a wonder woman. one of my closest friends.