Sunday, 14 August 2011

Pancake Project Week 3 | Vanilla Dutch Baby

Going Dutch Baby....

If you're like me, you cook your pancakes on the stove top. 

This week I decided to do something a little different.  Puffed pancakes cooked in the oven.  Otherwise know as dutch baby pancakes.
I was short on time this morning, I'm headed to the mountains with a couple girlfriends for some hiking and lunching.  I still wanted pancakes, but didn't want to hover over the stove flipping flapjacks.  This is a perfect alternative.  I can get ready while its baking, have hot pancakes, what a fabulous Sunday.

Now off to conquer a mountain (or a small hill...)

Happy Pancake Sunday!



Vanilla Dutch Baby

Ingredients:
3 Tbsp butter
3 eggs
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup milk, heated 20 to 30 seconds in the microwave
1 Tbsp Sugar
2 tsp vanilla

confectioners' sugar and lemon juice for serving

Method:
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Place the butter in a large saute pan and place in the oven to melt.
Meanwhile, combine the eggs and milk and whisk until the mixture is light yellow and no longer stringy, about 1 minute. Add the flour, sugar and vanilla, and whisk vigorously to remove the lumps, about 30 seconds.
Carefully, remove the hot pan from the oven. The butter should be melted. Swirl the butter around the pan to coat completely, and then pour the remaining butter into the batter and whisk to blend. Pour the batter into the hot pan and return the pan to the oven. Cook the pancake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the pancake is puffed in the center, and golden brown along the edges.
Using a spatula, remove the entire Dutch baby from the pan and place on a cooling rack for a few minutes to allow the steam to escape without condensing along the bottom and rendering the pancake soggy. Slice the pancake into wedges on a serving platter or cutting board and sprinkle with the confectioners' sugar and freshly squeezed lemon juice.
Enjoy!
Serve with maple syrup, fruit, yogurt, pretty much anything.  These pancakes are delicious, easily one of my favourites!

(courtesy of Melissa d' Arabian)

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