I can’t help but giggle a little every time I hear the name “dutch baby”.
It’s a rather funny name for a pancake. The dutch baby is one of my husband’s favorite breakfasts. He likes ordering it at pancake houses and then cracking a joke about how it is the best way to eat an infant, or some other joke of questionable taste.
Dutch babies look like you took a large, oversized pancake that deflated and flopped back on top of itself. Because, essentially, that is what a dutch baby is – a type of German pancake. In fact, the word dutch stands for “Deutsch” or German, kind of like the Pennsylvania dutch. These are the fun facts you learn when you marry someone who is German and has an affinity for pancakes. And a dutch baby is De-licious and somewhat reminiscent of an eggy popover. It has a crispy crust and custardy, but light center. I prefer them served with freshly squeezed lemon and copious amounts of powdered sugar.
This was my first try at a dutch baby, and I have to say, it turned out great! I was a little concerned because they seem so large and intimidating at The Pancake House. It turns out, there is very little to be afraid of. In fact, this might be one of the simplest, quickest brunches EVER. There, I said it. Now try it out for yourself.
Foodiecrush has a great Dutch Baby recipe and little graph that explains how to make it with great ease. I am not even going to attempt to recreate their explanation, as it is seamless. Check out the website!