This Dutch baby pancake recipe comes out of the oven all puffed up and airy, perfect for maple syrup or fruit on top for a special breakfast.
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Keyword: Dutch Baby Recipe
1tablespoonpowdered sugar,optional garnish
Fruit topping (Optional)
3cupsfresh mixed berries,I used 2 cups quartered strawberries and 1 cup blackberries
1tablespoonfresh lemon juice,from half the lemon you zested
Preheat the oven to 425°F. You will need a 9x13-inch glass baking dish.
In the container of a blender or food processor, add the eggs, whole milk, granulated sugar, vanilla extract, salt, lemon zest, and all-purpose flour. Add the lid to the container and blend on high for 1 minute.
Once your oven has preheated, add the butter to your baking dish and place your dish in the oven to preheat and melt the butter. This will take about 4 to 5 minutes.
Remove the baking dish from the oven and very carefully swirl the melted butter around the bottom and sides of your baking dish. Pour the remaining melted butter into the blender container with the batter, replace the lid, and blend for an additional 15 to 20 seconds.
Pour the batter into the hot, butter-coated baking dish and bake for 25 minutes. Your Dutch baby will puff up as it bakes and becomes a beautiful golden brown.
Once it has baked, allow it to sit on the counter for a few minutes to cool slightly, and dust it with the powdered sugar before slicing and serving.
While your Dutch baby is baking, you can make your fruit topping by combining the fresh mixed berries, lemon juice, vanilla extract, and 3 tablespoons powdered sugar in a medium bowl. Stir to combine.
When adding your ingredients to the blender, make sure you start with the wet ingredients and end with the dry. This helps when blending to keep the dry ingredients from getting stuck on the bottom and makes sure they mix in easily. If you find that you have some pockets of dry ingredients on the bottom, then you can just use a spoon to scrape the sides and bottom and blend for an additional few seconds.
Once your Dutch baby comes out of the oven and starts to cool, the puffy crust will deflate a little bit and settle. Do not worry, that is supposed to happen. A fun thing for the kids is to turn on your oven light during the last few minutes of baking so they can watch your Dutch baby puff up in the oven. Please use care and caution with the little ones in the kitchen and close to the very hot oven.
A pizza cutter works great for slicing your Dutch baby. You can transfer it to a cutting board once it has baked for easier cutting and serving.