How to Make a Dutch Baby Pancake to Share

Technically a breakfast item on most menus, my teenagers used to beg for this for dinner.  Why not? Dutch baby’s are big, puffy egg pancakes usually served with fruit compote in the center.  A little too sweet for me most of the time, but that never lowed dow the teens!  Making these is a lot like making popovers since you use the blender to create the airy (translate puffy) batter.  Then they bake for 20 minutes in a hot oven to be sure to puff.  Don’t open that oven door.

Dutch baby pancake is fun to make and a recipe you will enjoy almost any meal of the day.  Make it your own by change the fruit compote to what is in season now!

Dutch Baby with Cinnamon Apple Compote
 
Ingredients
Dutch Baby
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup Baking Free™ gluten-free all purpose flour
Compote
  • 2 apples (peeled and sliced)
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
Instructions
Dutch Baby
  1. Place 3 tablespoons butter in 10-inch cast iron skillet and set it in a 425 degree F oven.
  2. While the butter melts, mix the eggs at high speed in a blender for one minute. With the blender still running, gradually add the milk and then the flour. Scrape the sides and blend for 30 seconds after everything has been added.
  3. Carefully remove the heated pan from the oven. Swirl the melted butter around the pan and up the sides a bit. Pour in the egg mixture.
  4. Place the filled pan back in the heated oven (425 degrees F) and bake until puffy, about 20 minutes.
Compote
  1. While the Dutch Baby is baking, assemble the compote. Peel and slice the apples. Place remaining butter, brown sugar and apple slices in a medium sauce pan. Cook over medium heat until the brown sugar has dissolved and the butter has melted. Stir occasionally.
  2. Once the sugar and butter are dissolved, add the vanilla and cinnamon. Stir to combine. Cook 6-8 minutes longer. The sauce will thicken as it cools slightly.
Dutch Baby
  1. Once the Dutch Baby is done cooking, remove from the oven and top with the compote. This can serve 3-4 people. Carefully cut into pieces making sure everyone gets a portion of the Dutch Baby and some of the compote.

 

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