I love food with stories like caesar salad. Actually, what I love is not the fact that the food has a story, but that their stories are known. Otherwise, interesting or not, every dish has a story. Dutch baby doesn’t have a story of emergence, but a story of naming.
The interesting thing is that the recipe is not Dutch but German. The original is said to be pfitzauf or pfannkuchen brought by the Germans who immigrated to America. This place is a bit vague, because pfitzaufe is more like pop-over and pfannkuchene is more like pancakes. But this has nothing to do with the name of the recipe. The name Deutsch which means German in German language was pronounced as Dutch by the American people who were living close to them. It’s not an exciting story, but it’s worth knowing.
Is Savory Dutch Baby Is a Thing?
If you like to eat waffles or pancakes with cheese or sausages, you can also serve and eat dutch baby as a savory breakfast. You can prepare the dough without adding sugar, lemon zest and vanilla.
Enjoy the recipe…
- 2 eggs,
- 1/2 cup milk,
- 1/2 cup flour,
- 1 teaspoon of powdered sugar,
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder,
- 1 teaspoon of lemon zest,
- Ground vanilla with teaspoon tip,
- 1 teaspoon of butter,
- Melted chocolate, soft fruits of your choice, powdered sugar, fresh mint leaves.
- Heat the oven to 210 C degrees,
- Take eggs, powdered sugar, vanilla, lemon peel and flour into a deep bowl and whisk until smooth,
- Add the milk gradually and beat until a homogenous mixture is obtained,
- Heat the butter in a pan suitable for the oven also,
- Slowly pour the mixture into the pan and cook on the stove until the sides begin to cook over medium heat (for about 1 minute),
- Take the pan from the stove and put it in the oven and bake until brownish,
- Remove from the oven and wait a few minutes for the first heat to come out (the middle will collapse at this stage),
- Place your favorite fruits in the middle,
- Sprinkle with melted chocolate, powdered sugar and decorate with fresh mint leaves.