Dutch Baby

Dutch Baby with Fruit and Raspberry Sauce

with Raspberry Sauce and Fruit

This week is Mardi Gras, the beginning of Lent. And I thought a Dutch Baby recipe would be perfect for this week. Let me explain:

Many of us have heard that “Mardi Gras” is also called Fat Tuesday. Do you know why? (No, it’s not body shaming). Fat Tuesday is the last chance to “feast” before the Lenten season, traditionally a time of fasting. However, few know that Fat Tuesday is also called “Pancake Day”(true!) so apparently we’re supposed to start our day with pancakes and keep gorging right through dinner! Tough job….somebody’s gotta do it.

What does this have to do with today’s recipe, originally found on allrecipes?  Well, a Dutch Baby is considered a German pancake, an oversized pancake. Only, somehow, as you’ll see, it can be so much more!

The basic ingredients are the same as for pancake batter: milk, flour and egg. But for this “pancake”, the batter has less flour and more egg. And instead of individual stovetop pancakes, a Dutch Baby is one big eggy pancake baked in the oven.

raw

Besides its taste, what makes a Dutch Baby unique is it’s appearance. While baking, it will puff up and form interesting folds subsiding a little when removed from the oven. But the look is one-of-a-kind. Fun! Your kids will be impressed.

out of oven

And we’re only half done. Once it’s out of the oven the Dutch Baby is ready for sweetness.

Dutch Baby

The basic way to “dress” the Dutch Baby is with a little squeeze of lemon and a sprinkle of powdered sugar. Yummy! But I’m not going to stop there.

Dutch Baby with Fruit

How about some fresh fruit? Preferably berries and some sliced banana.

Dutch Baby with Fruit and Raspberry Sauce

To take it completely over the top, I add raspberry sauce. This is the same recipe I used for the Meringue Hearts – it’s one of those all-purpose sauces that just work!

You could also add a dollop of whipped cream, but, I do have my limits – .

Oh, go ahead! It’s Mardi Gras!

Dutch Baby

A Dutch Baby is a delicious treat for any season!

Dutch Baby with Fruit and Raspberry Sauce
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5 from 1 vote

Dutch Baby

Kind of a pancake…but so much MORE!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 239kcal
Author: Sula

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup milk room temperature
  • ½ cup packed all-purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs room temperature
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 4 TB butter
  • 1 lemon wedge
  • 1 TB confectioners’ sugar or to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425F.
  • Blend milk, flour, eggs, vanilla extract, and salt together in a blender until batter is smooth.
  • Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a 10-inch skillet over high heat until bubbling; pour batter into the center of the skillet.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until puffed and golden, 20 to 25 minutes. Brush with 1 tablespoon butter, drizzle lemon juice over the top, and dust with confectioners’ sugar.
  • For fruit version, add mixed fresh berries as desired and raspberry sauce (below).

Nutrition

Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 157mg | Sodium: 310mg | Potassium: 116mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 594IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.

raspberry sauce
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Raspberry Sauce

Easy and versatile!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 111kcal
Author: Sula

Ingredients

  • 3 cups fresh or frozen unsweetened raspberries approx. 12 oz, thawed
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • ½ cup raspberry jam seedless

Instructions

  • Place raspberries in a food processor or blender. Cover and process until well blended. Strain and discard seeds.
  • In a small saucepan, combine pureed raspberries, cornstarch and jam until smooth. Stirring constantly, bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook and stir for one minute or until thickened. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

Nutrition

Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 112mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.

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6 thoughts on “Dutch Baby

  1. 5 stars
    Oh wow, this looks just divine! Nice work, sula! Servings 4? That sounds a little too generous. More like a serving for one!

    1. It all depends upon how hungry you are! Once you add all the fruit it is actually very filling. I ate about 1/4-1/3 and the Carnivore ate the rest 🙂

  2. wow these looks so delicious! brunch is my FAVORITE meal of the day 😜 but on Sundays, my fiance bakes the sweet while I cook the meal so will have to send him this recipe! lol

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