Simple. Easy. Breakfast.
Using a cast iron pan, heated in the oven with butter - then adding in a pancake type batter to bake - Voila! You've made your first Dutch Baby Pancake...
Did it NOT puff? perhaps all your ingredients were TOO cold. Most folks I know assemble their ingredients and let them come to room temperature (or at least get the chill off the milk and eggs.) I place my cast iron pan in the oven while the oven is heating so that gets nice and HOT too...Beat your ingredients together until smooth, add your butter to the cast iron pan in the oven and let it all melt *keep an eye on it so it doesn't burn! Once the butter has melted, remove cast iron pan from oven, add in batter and place back in oven to bake into a puffy pancake!!!!!! Bake at 425 for 20 minutes then lower oven to 300 for a remaining 5 minutes - the pancake should be puffy and golden when done.
You can add all sorts of spices to your batter or top with any selection of sliced fruits & nuts (tradition is a simple sprinkle of powdered sugar.)
Simple Dutch Baby
(made in a cast iron pan)
3 eggs *room temp
1/2 cup milk *room temp
1/2 cup flour
1 Tablespoon sugar
pinch of nutmeg
dollop of vanilla bean paste or extract
For the Pan ~
4 Tablespoons butter, to melt in cast iron pan