What’s for breakfast on Saturday mornings here? A Dutch Baby. It’s our “pre-cabin cleaning” ritual, followed by leaving the dishes stacked in our sink to run out and go clean the guests cabins in preparation for new friends and families arriving for the new week.
This dish is Forrest’s favorite breakfast and has become our Saturday morning tradition I suppose in an act of bribery: I’ll give the crew a good, hearty breakfast in exchange for no whining while we spend the better part of the day cleaning. It doesn’t always work… but really, cleaning cabins is not that bad…
Anyway, this breakfast dish is called either a Dutch Baby or a German Pancake, and it looks really fancy, but it’s actually really simple. It puffs up beautifully straight from the oven, but falls quite quickly, so be prepared to serve it right away.
This recipe serves the three of us with a good hearty meal, or can serve several more if accompanied by fresh fruit or sausage or bacon. I hope you try and enjoy.
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together well:
1/3 cup all purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
½ teaspoon salt
Whisk this together until very smooth, then slowly add:
2 ½ cups cream or evaporated milk or regular milk, or a combination there of
Meanwhile, in a large cast iron skillet, melt:
3 tablespoons butter
When melted, pour the batter into the buttered pan and bake in a hot oven (about 400 degrees) for about 25 minutes, or until the top is well puffed up and starting to get a nice golden brown.
To serve, sprinkle with lemon juice then confectioners sugar.