A Dutch Baby is a simple baked pancake that puffs up in the oven and is traditionally served with icing sugar and a squeeze of lemon. It is super easy to prepare and a nice light weekend brunch served with only some fresh fruit.
This is a great recipe to make with the kids, especially the little ones. The batter can be made in a blender which they’ll love pressing the buttons on and then they get to watch the pancake puff up in the oven. That’ll keep ’em busy for 15 minutes at least. 😉
I’ve posted this as a single serving recipe which makes one 8 inch Dutch Baby. Multiply as needed.
In a blender combine for only about 30 seconds until smooth:
1 large egg
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Lightly grease an 8 inch cake pan with butter. Place the pan in a 425 degree preheated oven for only a couple of minutes until the butter bubbles. I use the second from the bottom level rack in the oven for this recipe. When the pan is hot, open the oven door and pour the batter directly into the hot pan. Quickly close the door and bake for about 15 minutes or until the pancake puffs up and turns evenly golden brown all over. The pancake will deflate a little when it comes out of the oven. Serve hot with fresh fruit, a sprinkle of icing sugar and a squeeze of fresh lemon.