Christmas breakfast here at Chez Phillips is a Dutch Baby Pancake and as you can see by the photo I nailed it this year; just wishing the rest of the family was here to enjoy it. Basically a big popover, it bakes in a 400 degree oven to puff up and is served with warmed maple syrup, fruit or traditionally with butter, fresh squeezed lemon and powdered sugar---heaven on a plate!
Dutch Baby Pancake
Serves 3 to 4
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 large eggs
3/4 cup cold milk
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon cinnamon sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla paste or vanilla extract
Warmed Maple syrup
Sifted Confectioner's sugar
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place the butter into a 10-inch wide shallow pie plate and slide the plate into the oven to get hot and melt the butter while you are making the batter.
- In a blender, process the milk and eggs until frothy, about 1 minute. Add the flour, cinnamon sugar and vanilla, and blend another 2 minutes.
- Pour the mixture into the hot butter and bake 15 to 17 minutes until puffed and golden.
- Remove from the oven, slice into wedges and serve with bacon (what else?)
- Do-Ahead Note: the batter can be blended, and kept in the jar in the fridge overnight, then blended in the morning and baked. The colder the batter and the hotter the butter/pan/oven the better the puff.
Not a crumb left! Dr. C and Ryan have gone to the U.S. Naval Hospital to deliver gifts to the Wounded Warriors in the hospital during the holidays, we'll open presents when they return.
Wishing you a delightful day celebrating.