What is a Dutch Baby?

 what is a dutch baby?

A Dutch baby is a type of large, fluffy pancake that is baked in the oven rather than cooked on the stovetop. The dish originated in Germany and is also known as a German pancake or a Bismarck. It is similar to a popover or a Yorkshire pudding, but it is typically served sweet rather than savory.

dutch baby in a cast iron skillet

To make a Dutch baby, you will need flour, eggs, milk, sugar, and butter. You can add other ingredients such as vanilla extract or lemon zest for flavor. To begin, you will preheat your oven and melt some butter in a large, shallow baking dish or a cast iron skillet.

Next, you will mix together the dry ingredients in a bowl and then whisk in the eggs and milk until the batter is smooth. Pour the batter into the baking dish with the melted butter and then transfer it to the oven.

The Dutch baby will puff up as it bakes, creating a large, puffed-up pancake with a golden brown exterior and a soft, tender interior. Once it is finished baking, you can serve it hot from the oven with your choice of toppings. Popular options include fruit, powdered sugar, maple syrup, and whipped cream.

a dutch oven baked in a cast iron skillet

One of the great things about Dutch babies is that they are easy to customize. You can use different types of flour or add spices such as cinnamon or nutmeg to the batter. You can also try adding fruit or chocolate chips to the batter for a twist on the traditional recipe.

an apple dutch oven baked in an enameled cast iron skillet

Overall, Dutch babies are a delicious and impressive breakfast or brunch dish that are sure to impress your friends and family. Give this recipe a try the next time you are looking for a unique and tasty breakfast option.

Free dutch oven recipes can be found here. Other recipes can be found by clicking the recipe link in the main menu.


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