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

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

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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…

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Ingredients:

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.)

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Directions:

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.

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