Baking a Dutch Baby
I love trying new recipes, especially when they are super easy and don't require a lot of ingredients or ingredients that are a bit obscure. An old friend posted this recipe along with photos on her Facebook page so I thought I would give it a try (the photos posted here are my own). The entree is called a Dutch Baby -- but everything about it seemed very French to me. Similar to a soufflé but much easier! I made this for breakfast but it could easily be served at dinner as a side dish. For breakfast; it's the main attraction.
To make one, you'll need the following ingredients:
- 3 eggs
- a pinch of nutmeg
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup milk
- 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter
- powered sugar, cinnamon sugar, syrup or preserves (optional).
I learned a long time ago to always make sure your ingredients are room temperature so let your eggs and milk sit out on the counter for about 20 minutes before preparing.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees
- Combine eggs, nutmeg, flour and milk and put in a blender until smooth. I used a Magic Bullet and it worked great!
- Place 10-inch skillet in the oven (you can use a cast iron one but I used a Calphalon skillet) with the 4 tablespoons of butter.
- Let butter melt but do NOT burn the butter.
- Remove skillet from oven and pour in the batter.
- Bake at 425 degrees for 20 minutes then reduce oven to 300 degrees and bake for 5 minutes.
- Remove from oven and slice in to wedges (about four) and serve immediately. I put a little powered sugar on mine and served with fresh strawberries on the side. It's such a beautiful presentation with little effort!