Saturday, December 5, 2009

Dutch Baby

Denise's most recent post for Moon Babies made me realize I haven't shared this recipe with you sooner. It's a weekend favorite and so perfect for your holiday guests, especially topped with homemade Berry Syrup or Jam, and sprinkled with "Pixie Dust" (that's what we call powdered sugar at our house). This came from my dear friend Carol in Indiana and I couldn't begin to count the number of times I've made it since she gave it to me years ago.

Also, as a note, it is very easy to make this gluten free (GF) by using the flour of your choice, and dairy free (DF) using rice milk and a butter alternative.  Using flour other than unbleached white flour will give it greater density and not as high of a rise, but the flavor is still just as wonderful.

Prep time:  under 15 minutes easily

choose your pan size and ingredients to follow

2-3 Qt:  1/4 c butter, 3 eggs, 3/4 cup each milk & flour

3-4 Qt:  1/3 c butter, 4 eggs, 1 cup each milk & flour

4 1/2 Qt: 1/2 c butter, 5 eggs, 1 1/4 cup each milk & flour

5 Qt:  1/2 c butter, 6 eggs, 1 1/2 cup each milk & flour

  • Place butter in pan and set in oven at 425 degrees and let melt while oven is preheating and you make the batter.
  • Mix eggs in blender at high speed for 1 minute.
  • Gradually pour in milk.
  • Slowly add flour. Mix for 30 seconds.
  • Remove hot pan from oven and pour batter into completely melted butter.
  • Return hot pan to oven and bake until puffy and well browned, about 20-25 minutes.
  • Serve immediately.

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