Dutch babies-baked pancakes

    22 minutes

    I love these. I first ate them in America and then searched for a recipe. Its simple-just pancake batter baked. You can mix in apples too before you bake them and add any extras to serve as you might with pancakes. If you don't have a cast iron frypan you can cook them in a baking dish or pyrex dish.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 cup (125 ml) milk
    • 1/2 cup (125g) plain flour, sifted
    • generous pinch ground nutmeg
    • pinch salt
    • 40g butter
    • 2 tablespoons (approx) icing sugar for dusting to serve (optional)

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:22min 

    1. Place a 25cm cast iron frypan inside oven and preheat oven to 245 degrees C.
    2. In a medium bowl, beat eggs with until light. Add milk and stir. Gradually whisk in flour, nutmeg and salt.
    3. Remove frypan from oven and reduce oven heat to 220 degrees C. Melt butter in the hot frypan so that inside of pan is completely coated with butter. Pour all the batter in the frypan and return it to the oven.
    4. Bake until puffed and lightly browned, about 12 minutes. Remove from the oven, sprinkle with icing sugar and serve immediately.

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    I made this two days in a row; first day flat, second day magic! Here were my changes: Both days: 1 tsp vanilla instead of nutmeg Second day: I warmed the eggs in a glasso of hot water before using, microwaved the milk for about 20 seconds. Also I made sure the pan was real hot when I put it in(I used a 9inch round cake pan). Also, I added about 5 minutes cooking time at the end, temp turned down to 350. Other than these temperature adjustments, all ingredients were the same, and the second day it turned out so much fluffier. Coming out of the pan- such a difference. Hopefully this helps others like me who don't get the rise they are looking for.  -  19 Apr 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This recipe is kind of complicated and can easily be simplified... Skip the skillet business and use a 9x13 baking dish. Heat your oven to 425 F degrees. Chop 1/3 cup butter up into your baking dish and let melt in your preheated oven. Once all of the butter has melted, take baking dish out and pour in batter, DO NOT STIR OR MIX just let it be. Bake for 20-25 minutes and voila!  -  28 Mar 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Take out the nutmeg and this recipe is IDENTICAL to the "Puffy Oven Pancake" recipe in the Betty Crocker cookbook - every last measurement is the same. That aside, I love these! My favorite way to make this is to peel and slice an apple, and spread the slices out on the bottom of the pan (I use a 9" pyrex pie pan, melt the butter in it in the oven). Sprinkle the apple slices with a little cinnamon and nutmeg, then pour in the batter. After it's done baking, flip it out on a plate and serve. YUM! Oh, sidenote - bake it more like 1/2 hour at 400 and it won't be so custard-y, more like a cross between eggs and a pancake.  -  23 Dec 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)