Thursday, August 2, 2018

dutch baby

Is it a popover?
Is it a pancake?
It's a Dutch baby!

Late breakfast for two - Dutch Baby - David Eyre Pancake
2 eggs
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup milk
pinch of nutmeg 
splash of vanilla (about a teaspoon)
50g butter
lemon, juice of half a lemon
icing sugar, about 2 tbsp

Preheat  oven to 220C.
First combine eggs with nutmeg and vanilla and add flour. Whisk to get smooth batter, which happens in seconds.  Then add milk and whisk again.
Heat the butter in a baking dish, but be careful not to burn it. Once it melts add batter and bake for 15-20 minutes. 
Remove the baby from the oven and while it is still hot dust over icing sugar and squeeze fresh lemon juice.
Serve immediately. 
Fresh fruits optional for serving.

Please don't get alarmed about the amount of butter. This creates such a wonderful 'sauce' with sugar and lemon once it's baked. But you can add less if you desire, this is the amount I like to add, but please not less then 40 grams. 

Also, the pan doesn't have to be cast iron, I don't have one. Any similar, oven-safe dish will serve. 

After a while you will know the recipe by heart. And there will be times when this baby will pop up from the oven on a daily basis. All this is fine, just keep on baking and enjoy while it lasts.

Easy breakfast, dessert or even lunch that will satisfy all your cravings.