Saturday, October 18, 2008

Dutch Babies

Dutch Baby Pancakes or German pancakes are a mix between an omelet and a souffle (sorta). Its mixed like a traditional pancake and then baked in a cast-iron skillet (or in my case, a regular baking pan), in the oven. While baking, the pancake will rise and puff up and fall as soon as it is removed from the oven.

Dutch babies can be made as one large pancake or several small ones. They are usually dusted with confectioner's sugar and topped with fruit or lemon slices. I just went with good ol' maple syrup!


Dutch Baby Pancakes

3 Eggs

3/4 cup Milk
3/4 cup Flour
3 tbsp Sugar

2 tbsp Butter
1 tsp Vanilla (optional)
1/2 tsp Salt (optional)


Preheat the oven to 200 deg C with the skillet or baking pan inside.

Beat the eggs until frothy. Add the flour, sugar and salt and mix to combine. Add the milk and vanilla and beat well.

When the oven is ready, add the butter to the skillet and when it starts to sizzle, very carefully swirl the butter around the skillet to make sure the bottom is coated well.

Add the batter and bake for 20-25 minutes.
Serve warm dusted with confectioner's sugar and/ or fresh fruit/ compote/ maple syrup/ lemon slices.

23 comments:

Lavi said...

Its so tempting Arundathi, that too with simple ingredients..

Fearless Kitchen said...

This looks delicious!

Peter M said...

Looks simple enough...and delish!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow looks yummy.

DEESHA said...

looks delicious ..

Priya said...

Dutch Babies looks awesome..am drooling here now..

Aparna said...

These look delicious. I didn't know baked pancakes were called Dutch Babies!

Holler said...

Nice! I'll have mine with maple syrup please :)

Nags said...

what a cute name :)

Arundathi said...

thanks everyone!

Laavanya said...

That looks so nice and fluffy.. Looks like I missed quite a few of your bread baking episodes.

Thanks for trying the breadsticks... sorry that were some got burnt. I wasn't amazed with the taste too but it was quite nice with a dip and i loved that it was low fat and easy too.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

The pancakes look different and simple with not too many ingre... Delactable mmm...

Lisa said...

They look so good.

Arundathi said...

Laavanya - yes it was really very easy and low fat - and i'll definitely make it again! thanks!

Ramya - Thanks!

Lisa - thank you!

Ranjani said...

Looking good! Look at you, on this baking spree..! I've been gone for a bit, only to come back and see your blog chock a block with phenomenal breads!- LOVELY:)

Ranjani said...

Looking good! Look at you, on this baking spree..! I've been gone for a bit, only to come back and see your blog chock a block with phenomenal breads!- LOVELY:)

Pearlsofeast said...

Awesome recipe with perfect ingredients.
Hey Arundhati thanks for always being supportive.

Mansi said...

these look lovely, and easy too!

Arundathi said...

Ranjani - Loooooong time babe!! can't wait to see some new posts from you!

Pearlsofeast - thank you. And you are welcome - I love your blog!

Divya Vikram said...

I should make this sometime for breakfast.Looks delicious..

Arundathi said...

yup - divya - it was really delicious!

HoneyB said...

I tried this today and I messed up! I knew these drugs they were giving me (I had surgery early last week) were messing me up...but I measured the milk and never used it! AUGH. Another day, to try something !!! ;-) See you made the peanut noodles!

Arundathi said...


HoneyB - uh oh! Hope you're feeling better now! Yeah, I made the noodles and we slurped it up - it was so fabulous!! Thank you!