Sunday, August 17, 2008

Dutch Babies

It's Friday (as I write this) it's supposed to be 104 degrees. The thought of oatmeal, grits, or scrambled eggs for breakfast wasn't cutting it this morning.
So although it's very unpractical to fire up the oven for making breakfast this morning...I did it anyway.
Such a rebel.
That's what we got the air conditioning for right? Well not really. We got it because when Wyatt was an infant, we had a day like this and it got up around 95 in the house. In my lethargic state, I didn't think to go shopping or find refuge in someone else's a/c. Ryan came home to me spraying water on Wyatt, sitting under the ceiling fan. He took one step into the house and announced that we were going out for dinner.

So anyway...back to breakfast.

This is the first thing that I learned to make as a little girl. It's a cinch. I've had many people ask me for the recipe though.
It's so easy.

So the basic recipe is this:
For every egg add 1/4 cup flour, and 1/4 cup milk.
That's it.

Of course, I add a couple other things, like salt and vanilla.

Dutch Babies

Preheat oven to 425

6 eggs
1 1/2 C. Flour
1 1/2 C. Milk or Buttermilk
Dash of salt
about a tsp of vanilla

Blend all ingredients together. Take whatever pan you want. I usually make personal ones, but I've made it in a casserole dish too.
I put about a tablespoon of butter in the bottom of the pan and melt in the preheating oven.
(if butter doesn't cover the pan, put more in)
Then pour your batter in the pan, if you have more than one pan, just divide it up.
*note* this is the amount of eggs I use and it feeds Ryan, Wyatt and I. Add or subtract the eggs depending on how many you have to feed.

Bake for 15 min.
Wyatt loves to watch things bake in the oven.

Top with whatever your favorite pancake topping is.

Wyatt likes Maple Syrup. I like Jam.

And a little bit of powdered sugar never hurt anyone.

and ta da!!!


My Oh My said...

My hubby loves these and my mother-in-law always orders them at 'ORIGINAL House of pancakes" (Not IHOP). I'll have to try them, perhaps I'll surprise him next weekend if the weather is DOWN to 104 degrees. - Yikes!

April said...

Yes, it is your blog stalker again ... I can't help myself! Ha! Just wanted to comment to thank you for sharing your great recipes with us - I am definitely going to try this one!! They look yummy, and I LOVE that they are so darn easy!! Have a great week, and keep posting these great blogs!!!

Dana & Tyler said...

That looks delicious Em! I am for sure going to have to try this one out!

Hope you guys are doing well!

Lily said...

Looks a bit like a yorkshire pudding mix. But what would I know - I buy mine frozen!