What is a Dutch baby?
A Dutch baby (a.k.a. German pancake or Dutch puff) is a pan-sized puffed up version of a breakfast pancake. It is typically made with eggs, flour, milk, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon then topped with powdered sugar and/or fruits. Some places may offer both German pancakes (large pan size) and Dutch babies (smaller pan size).
Where can I get it?
Dutch babies can most often be found at European/American breakfast spots like these…
Los Angeles, CA (Tarzania): Cici’s Cafe
Portland, OR (locations nationwide):
The Original Pancake House
Seattle, WA: Tilikum Place Cafe
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How can I make it?
Dutch babies can seem intimidating to make at first glance, but it’s actually not that complex. If you’re looking to make a unique pancake like this, just follow the recipe below, or save it on Glutto until you’re ready to make it.
- 1 10 inch cast iron skillet
- 3 eggs (room temperature)
- 1/2 cup milk (2%, almond, etc.)
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon confectioner’s (powdered) sugar
- 1 pinch salt
- berry preserves, or fresh berries (optional)
- First, preheat the oven to 425°F
- Place eggs, milk, flour, vanilla extract and salt in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Put butter in cast-iron skillet on high heat until bubbles appear. Then pour batter in the middle of the skillet.
- Bake 20 to 25 minutes (until puffed up and golden brown).
- Top with preserves or berries (optional), squeeze lemon juice, and dust evenly with confectioner’s sugar. Enjoy!
Kristina Reynolds is the Founder & CEO of Glutto and an alumna of the University of California, San Diego. She writes articles & posts for Glutto Digest with insights from fellow industry experts. Furthermore, she is the author of The Fittest Food Lovers: How EVERY BODY Can be Incredibly Fit and Still Enjoy Food, a collaborative philanthropic book with proceeds going to charities that fight world hunger.