One of our go to breakfast dishes is Dutch Babies. I think I first heard of such a dish from Kim of Large Family Logistics. It really goes by a lot of names: Oven Pancakes, Dutch Puff, Dutch Babies and probably more. The recipe is also pretty similar to the raspberry custard cake from The Elliot Homestead.
It is also very versatile. You can make it plain or put whatever fruit you want in it. We have tried apples, pears, peaches, raspberries and blackberries.They have all turned out delicious! You can also use whatever kind of flour you have. The texture changes some but its all delicious! We have used white, whole wheat, spelt and combinations of these (depending on what I milled last).
I tell my kids that all good food starts with a stick of butter and this recipe is no exception! You start by turning your oven on to 400 degrees. I then put my 9×13 pan into the oven with the stick of butter in it to melt while the oven preheats. The goal is to have a pipping hot pan when you pour the batter in.
Next I mix eggs, flour and milk in a blender until it is all smooth. (You could do this by hand but the blender makes it so easy!
Once the butter is melted I sprinkle brown sugar, maybe some cinnamon (if I am using apples, pears or peaches), and then add a layer of fruit on the butter. (If I am using raw apples, pears or peaches or frozen berries I will stick it in the oven for 5 minutes before adding the batter.) Then pour the batter on top and make sure it is evenly distributed.
Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes until it is all puffy. (If the fruit is frozen it may take 30 minutes.) Serve Warm! If you choose to make it without the fruit it only takes 20 minutes and we serve it with syrup, jams or fruit butters. Delicious!
Blackberry Dutch Babies
1/2 cup butter
2 cups flour
2 cups milk
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup blackberries (or sliced apples, pears, peaches, raspberries)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Melt butter in 9×13 pan while oven preheats. In a blender mix flour, milk and eggs. Once butter melts, add brown sugar, cinnamon and blackberries to pan and then pour batter on top of fruit. Bake for 20-30 minutes until puffy.