My cooking skills are mediocre, to say the least. I can follow a recipe to an extent, but my plating is atrocious and the food is fine, nothing spectacular. I do love to read recipes and try and imagine a world where I can really execute a dish perfectly; usually I make a mess. But I’ve been trying to find recipes that are easy enough and work on my skills from there. I recently saw a recipe for a Dutch Baby from Nerds With Knives. It seemed easy enough, and looked like something fun to make with a friend for breakfast so we decided to give it a whirl. Spoiler alert, this recipe was super easy and sure to impress all of your friends!
If you don’t know – a Dutch Baby is a mix between a crepe, a pancake, and a pop-over. And it is 100% delicious. Recently, lemon – blueberry has been my favorite flavor combination. I started making jam over the summer with extra farmers market produce (recipe coming soon) and I’m always looking for uses other than toast and jam.
- 3 eggs
- ½ cup flour
- ½ cup milk
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest (1 small lemon)
- Pinch of kosher salt
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- Confectioners sugar for dusting (optional)
- ¼ cup lemon curd
- ¼ cup blueberry-lemon jam
- ½ pint blueberries
- 1 lemon, sliced thin
- Preheat oven to 425º F
- Add eggs, flour, milk, sugar, vanilla, salt, and lemon zest together into a blender and blend until smooth.
- Place butter in a cast iron skillet and place in the oven until butter has melted (just a few minutes, don’t wander off). Pour the batter into the pan, return them to oven and bake for 20 minutes, until the pancake is puffed and golden.
- Lower oven temperature to 300 degrees and bake five minutes longer.
- Remove the pancake from the oven, top with lemon curd, blueberry-lemon jam, fresh berries, and sliced lemon.
- Dust with confectioners’ sugar
- Cut Dutch Baby into wedges and enjoy!
Since we made this recipe, I’ve been looking up other alternatives because it was so easy to make and insanely delicious. I think a bacon, egg, and cheese Dutch Baby will be in my future!
You can see what other dishes I’m cooking, here.
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