A few years ago, my aunt and I tried to impress the fam bam by making these bad boys for our New Years breakfast. They look very complicated, but to tell you the truth, I think these are easier and less messy than making regular pancakes. Not only do these babies look pretty and cute, but they were a smashing hit on the taste buds!
Recipe for Dutch Babies
-1/2 cup milk (I used whole milk, I'm not sure if using skim or less fat will make a difference)
-1/2 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
-1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
-1 pinch salt
-2 tablespoons unsalted butter
-2 tablespoons powdered sugar for dusting
-Maple syrup (warmed over stove top or in microwave)
-Electric mixer with a whisk attachment
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs until they are light and airy. Whisk in the milk. Then slowly whisk in flour, vanilla extract and salt.
3. Melt the butter and coat each well with it (make sure to get a good coat!). Fill each well about half way with the batter.
4. Bake until the pancakes are puffed and lightly browned, about 12 minutes. Quickly remove from oven.
These pancakes are not very sweet. So be generous on the garnishes! You can garnish with berries, like I did, or any other fruit of choice. Dust with powdered sugar and drizzle with warm maple syrup.
Ta-da. That's the recipe for ya.