21 October 2011

Friday Replay- Dutch Baby Pancake

Friday Replay is where I get a chance to replay some of the posts that I wrote back when the only people reading were my mother and husband. So many of them mean a lot to me, and show my heart a bit more, so much so that I want to share them with the many readers I'm blessed to have now!


       Ah, the Dutch Baby. Or as John and I call it, "the Dutch Babe." While searching for a quality recipe I unknowingly typed "Dutch Babe" and to my surprise Google provided me with many a near-nude blonde and not a single pancake. 

This is a great breakfast for a lazy Saturday morning. It is easy to make, impressive to look at, and delicious!  I found this recipe from William-Sonoma. The caramelized apple and pear topping was created by yours truly. The recipe can be found here.

Bob's Dutch Baby

  • 2 1/2 ounces (5 tablespoons) butter
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • A little powdered sugar

Preheat the oven to 450 and adjust a rack to the upper 3rd of the oven. 

Melt the butter
Put the butter in a very large (12-inch) skillet with an ovenproof handle. Set in the oven for 5 minutes to melt the butter completely (okay if it begins to brown).

Make the batter 
While the butter melts, measure the flour into a large bowl. Add the eggs, milk and salt. Beat until smooth, using a whisk, large spoon or handheld electric mixer.

Bake and serve
Pour the batter into the hot pan. Return the pan to the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until the sides are puffed up and dark golden brown. Remove from the oven. Loosen the Dutch baby from the sides and bottom of the skillet, then slide it onto a serving plate. Serves 4 to 5.


  1. funny about the " blonde" and no pancakes. p.s. are you trying to make me crazy! YUUMMMMM!!!

  2. Um...I have never heard of this before. What is this? It looks delicious!

  3. It looks tasty! I hope you have a great weekend:)

  4. um, i've never had this before but it looks DELICIOUS!!!
    xo TJ

  5. I love this! I've made it a couple of times now and we both love it!

  6. that looks fantastic. so amazing!

  7. looks yummy!... me and my hubby spend the day at the beach (again) :)

  8. HA HA HA HA HA HA... I laughed at your first google search for this recipe! :) It looks delicious... can't wait to try it out!

    PS: love this posting idea!

    Your newest follower! XOXO, Stephanie @ Blonde Highlights

  9. I love these things!! We haven't made one in ages, so now I have some Sunday breakfast inspiration :) Have a wonderful weekend!

  10. Yum! My dad used to make this and call it The Big Pancake. Hah! love it.

  11. oh my gosh, i think mark would love that..

  12. Made this for breakfast on Sunday! YUM :)

  13. Jessica Dougherty- So glad you liked it! It's one of our faves!

  14. OMG I want to eat that right now - looks amazing. :)

  15. Haha-- I almost snorted coffee through my nose when I read about the "dutch babe"-- too funny! :)

    Seriously though, I cannot wait to try this! It looks like a perfect "holiday breakfast" to serve family, too!