Dutch Baby: The Eggsellent, Super Easy, Delectable, Dutch Delight

Best Filled

This Pennsylvania Dutch cross between custard, pancake and semi-sweet popover is puffy and roundish on the the outside and flat in the center offering the perfect nest for sliced fresh fruit, jam, preserves, apple butter or a combination. This “baby” is airy, light and makes a beautiful presentation with a little added whipped cream. The batter can be made up to a day ahead and refrigerated or made straight away.

In my opinion: The Eggsellent, Super Easy, Delectable, Dutch Delight–perfect for breakfast or simply anytime your sweet tooth is calling…

Best Baked


3/4 cup milk

1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour

2 large eggs

1 1/2 tablespoons sugar

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

pinch of nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon of fresh grated orange or lemon rind (optional)

3 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar

1 1/2 cups thinly sliced fresh fruit, of choice (peaches, nectarines, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, mangoes, etc.)

Filled Close


Fifteen minutes before baking preheat the oven to 450°; have a pie plate or oven-proof skillet ready.

Whisk together the milk, flour, eggs, sugar, spices and citrus rind (if using) and vanilla; put the butter in the pie plate or skillet and place the pan in the oven just until the butter is melted; with a brush coat the rim and entire inside of the pan.

Slowly pour batter into hot pan; bake for 20 minutes; reduce heat to 350° and bake another 8-10 minutes, until pancake is well-browned; remove from oven and sieve confectioners’ sugar over the top; serve immediately with fruit spooned into the center of the pancake.

Baked Close


12 Comments Add yours

  1. Oh yum Lana, you are making me hungry ! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Awww! Thanks, Lynne! They’re truly super delicious! If I made you hungry I must be doing my job 🙂 lol!


  2. I’ll never forget the first time a friend of mine from college made me my first Dutch Baby. She used blueberries for the fruit. It was so delicious! This is a good reminder I should make some soon for the fam!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. YUM! Kathryn! Yes for sure!

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks, Lynn! This was the 1st one I made & they keep getting better & better! lol!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. This looks so good Lana 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks, Lynne! They’re as luscious as they are simple to make 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  4. gabrielbyrde says:

    Why do I hear Vanilla Ice after reading this? 😉

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Haha! Steven…Ice Ice Baby? lol!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. gabrielbyrde says:

        You got it! ha!

        Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s