A Dutch baby/aka German Pancake is the quickest way to get breakfast on the table fast. Just 5 mins prep and 20 minutes bake and you'll have a light, puffy and soft pancake. It's basically like a huge popover. I love pancakes, but sometimes I want something different, so this is what I make when I'm bored with my crispy edge pancakes. Perfect for Mother's day!
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This Dutch baby pancake puffs up so beautifully. Some people call it a German pancake, magic pancake, Dutch baby or a puffy pancake.
I prefer to call it a Dutch baby. My kid calls it a puffy pancake. Whatever you want to call them, just know that they're so darn good! These pillowy light pancakes will be flying off everyones plates.
WHAT IS A DUTCH BABY AKA GERMAN PANCAKE:
FYI, this recipe isn't German at all, It originated in the United States in the 1900's. Read more about it HERE.
The pancake is light with a soft custard-like interior with slightly crisp golden edges and delicious. They remind me a a huge popover.
All about Dutch Baby Pancake:
This pancake is very light but fluffy type of pancake. The batter is very similar to pancake batter only much thinner and smoother. The batter is mixed in a blender, food processor or a hand mixer.
The ingredients are made of milk, eggs, salt, sugar, vanilla extract, flour and melted butter. And no this recipe does not require baking soda or baking powder.
These pancakes taste nothing like the classic American pancakes. Unlike traditional pancakes cooked on the stove-top, these pancakes bake up golden and puffy in the oven.
WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS
What makes a it a great breakfast, well because they are so GOOD and they come together in a jiffy! Five 5 minutes of prep time to make something so gorgeous and unique looking. Just heat up the batter in the pan, mix the batter then pour it into the pan with the butter. Super easy!
- Quick prep. Just 5-10 minutes to prepare this Dutch baby.
- No need to time spend tons of time over the hot 🔥 stove since you'll be baking them in the oven.
- You can play around with all type of your favorite fruit toppings.
- The pancake recipe is much easier to make then classic American pancakes.
- They're absolutely the most gorgeous breakfast. It's a great way to make your guests feel special 💖 Especially perfect for Mother's day!
- Dutch baby pancakes are fun for kid to make and eat!
- Lastly, they are INCREDIBLY GOOD puffy and light, so you won't feel guilty about eating more than one.
HOW TO MAKE IT
Just five 5 minutes of prep time to make a breakfast that's too pretty to eat. Just heat up the batter in the pan, mix the batter then pour it into the pan with the butter. Super easy!
- Brown the butter: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Place cubes of butter into the pan. Once the oven heats up, place it on the lower shelf.
- Bake until melted and golden brown.
- Next, in a food processor, blender or hand mixer, Add the milk, sugar, salt, flour, vanilla extract and eggs.
- Process until the the batter is smooth without any lumps, about 20 minutes. Let the batter sit for about 5 minutes.
- Once the butter is melted and golden brown remove the skillet from the oven.
- Pour batter into hot skillet or baking dish. Do not spread the batter, just pour it into the skillet, leave it alone and bake for 18-20 minutes.
- The dutch baby pancake will puff up, but it will deflate some once it's removed from the oven.
- Lastly, top with your choice of toppings. We love to add strawberries. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Add whipped cream if you like. Slice, serve and drizzle some syrup on top of your pancake.
TIPS TO MAKE THIS PANCAKE
1. Camera worthy -The middle and the sides of the dutch baby pancake will puff up nicely however, the puff won't last long. If you want to snap a photo, make sure you have your cam handy!
2. Use all purpose flour. Do not use self rising flour.
3. This dutch baby bakes pretty fast. Have your fresh fruit cleaned and prepared. Once the side are golden brown it's most likely done. Add the toppings and fruits. Slice and serve.
5. Use 9X13 baking pan or if you would like to half the recipe, use a 10 inch skillet.
6. Once the pancake is done, serve immediately
Dutch Baby Pancake
- 6 tbsp unsalted butter cubed
- 1 cup milk
- 6 eggs
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup all purpose flour Don't use self rising flour
- Powdered sugar optional
- lemon juice optional
- whipped cream optional
- your choice of fruit cleaned and prepped.
- Preheat oven to 425°F. Add the diced butter to a 9X13 baking dish. Bake in the oven for 5 minutes or until the butter is a golden brown color. See the main post for step by step pics. Make sure the butter is browned around the same time the batter is ready to be baked.
- Add the remaining batter ingredients to a blender and mix on low for 20 seconds. You want the batter to be SMOOTH with no lumps at all. Rest the batter for 5 minutes.
- Remove the skillet/baking dish from the oven. Swirl the pan so the butter can coat the entire pan and the sides. Pour the pancake batter into the hot skillet with. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Don't mess around with the batter. Just pour and bake right away.
- When the pancake is done, you can drizzle lemon juice over the top if you like. Dust with powdered sugar, top with fresh berries, whipped cream or maple syrup. Slice and serve immediately.
TIPS TO MAKE THIS DUTCH BABY RECIPE1. Camera worthy -The middle and the sides of the dutch baby will puff up pretty good, however, the puff won't last too long. If you want to snap a photo, make sure you have your camera handy! 2. Flour - Use all purpose flour. Do not use self rising flour. 3. Cook time -The Dutch baby bakes fast. Usually bakes in 18-20 minutes to cook. Once the side are golden brown it's most likely done. Add the toppings and fruits etc. Slice and serve. Or slice then add topping and serve. Whatever you prefer. 4. Toppings - Since this pancake will began to deflate once it's removed from oven, have the fruits and toppings ready before you start making the pancake. Then you can serve and wow your family/guests right away while the pancake is still puffy. 5. Double this dutch baby recipe -You can easily double this recipe but use a 9X13 baking pan. 6. Fruit filling- Yes you can add fruit to the dutch baby. Arrange them over the bottom of the skillet or baking dish. Pour the batter on top. FYI, adding fruit filling to the "TOP" of the batter prevent it from puffing up. Post and recipe updated on Feb 7th 2019
I'm sure you have all the ingredients to make this Dutch baby recipe!
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