Monday, June 9, 2014

Dutch Baby - Secret Recipe Club

*Edited 11:06pm: I did not end up using the stainless steel pan. That's what I was originally planning to use, but I went with a round cake pan instead. Sorry, I must have been half asleep when I wrote this out.

Coconut, shrimp, soup and banana bread. If you like these things, then you'll LOVE my SRC assigned blog this month! There's no shortage of guacamole recipes either over at Morsels of Life! I liked the one with mango. I also really liked the onion strings, avocado fries and creamy coconut popsicles! But I don't have room in my freezer right now to make popsicles, or that would have been the recipe for me this month.

I decided to go with the Dutch baby recipe because it's something I've been meaning to try for a long time now. I realize that my last few SRC posts have all been sweet. I like sugar. That's my problem in life.

Since I don't have a cast iron pan, I used a round cake pan and hoped for the best. The texture was a little chewy in the middle. I've never had a Dutch baby before, so I'm not sure if that's how it's supposed to be, but it didn't bother me at all. I still ate most of it myself!

Have you ever had a Beaver Tail? If you're Canadian, you probably have. Here's their Pinterest board. Mmm! It's basically a fried piece of dough with toppings of your choice. My favourite is the cinnamon-sugar with a squeeze of lemon, so that's what I did with the Dutch baby. As soon as it came out I sprinkled it with cinnamon sugar. I cut it into wedges and squeezed some lemon on it. Yum yum! The kids put syrup on theirs (of course).

Topped with cinnamon-sugar and lemon juice. Yummy!

You can see it collapsed a little.

Dutch Baby
From Morsels of Life
Makes 4 servings

2 1/2 tablespoons butter, melted
3 large eggs
1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon 2% milk
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Toppings of your choice (I used cinnamon sugar, lemon wedges and syrup for the kids)

Preheat your pan in a 400F oven for 5-10 minutes.

Meanwhile, mix together the 1 tablespoon of butter, eggs, milk, sugar, flour, vanilla and cinnamon until well combined.

Remove your pan from oven and swirl around remaining butter, covering the bottom of the pan. If you do use a pan with a handle, remember that the handle will be hot. I know it sounds like a silly reminder, but if you're like me, there's a chance your brain may be on a little break at that moment. Use an oven mitt.

Gently pour the batter into hot pan, and then return pan to oven for 20 minutes more. CJ said not to open the oven, so I didn't.

Remove the Dutch baby from oven and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar (or whatever you want). Slice it up and enjoy.

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