Three cheers for breakfast, three cheers for spring strawberries, three cheers for Dutch Baby!
This is one of my new favorite recipes. We love breakfast in this house, but we don’t get to have a proper breakfast often enough. Between rushed mornings to get to work and travel or obligations on the weekends, lazy mornings don’t come around often enough. But when they do you can bet we’re serving up Dutch Baby or Chunky Monkey Smoothies. This week its Dutch Baby topped with lovely fresh strawberries and a side of a cup of coffee, or two, or three.
We sometimes also make this dish as breakfast for dinner, which is usually on a Thursday. Lets just face it, by the time Thursday evening rolls around I’m sliding in to home for the week. I don’t want to put lots of effort into dinner.
I think Dutch Baby would also be a great “company” dinner because when it comes out of the oven its a real show stopper! They are puffy, crusty, and what friend or relative and wouldn’t want to popover for pancakes, right?? Ha!
OH, and one more thing! I have prepared this recipe with both skim milk and almond milk. Both come out great, but I had to cook the almond milk version for a minute or two more. It might just be my oven but hey if you can’t consume milk, no worries!
Dutch Baby (Serves 2)
2/3 cup milk (or almond milk)
2 Tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla (or amaretto)
1/2 cup AP flour
1 Tablespoon butter
Place a 10″ oven safe skillet in the oven while it preheats to 450 degrees. Whisk the wit ingredients until frothy. Whisk in the dry ingredients until smooth. Let it rest for 5 minutes (or until the oven is fully preheated).
Once the oven is preheated CAREFULLY remove the pan from the oven. Melt the butter in the hot pan until completely liquid and the bottom of the pan is coated. Pour in the batter and carefully move the pan back to the oven.
Bake for 15 minutes or until the edges have puffed up and browned and the center is completely set.
Cut into wedges, top with sliced fruit or maple syrup and sprinkle with powdered sugar, if you are feeling extra fancy.