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Dutch Baby Pancake

Some days just need to be turned on their heads, and a basic everyday breakfast needs to be fancied up. This recipe for a Dutch Baby gives a light, eggy, puffy pancake, that is whipped up quickly in the blender and baked in a hot oven.

(Based on a recipe found in The New York Times  and adjusted slightly)

Preheat oven to 425˚.

INGREDIENTS (use room temperature for best puffiness):

3 eggs

½ cup All Purpose Flour Unbleached

½ cup milk (dairy or plant-based)

1T sugar

A pinch of nutmeg (freshly grated preferred)

A touch of vanilla extract

Blend all ingredients until smooth.

Put an oven-proof or cast-iron 10-inch skillet into a 425˚ oven with 2-3 Tablespoons of cold butter.  Allow the butter to melt before adding the batter.  Some recipes say to heat the pan in the oven while preheating (without butter).  I don’t find it to be necessary.

Bake for 20 minutes at 425˚ and then lower temp to 300˚ and continue baking for 5 more minutes.

Serve with your favorite topping. A great accompaniment is apples or peaches peeled and sliced and stir-fried in butter and cinnamon sugar until soft. Like a piece of pie baked in a cloud.