Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Dutch Babies (pannekukken)

A simple breakfast or brunch dish from my Plurk buddy Barb in Nebraska

In a large oven-safe pan, melt a stick of butter at 425 degrees.
While butter is melting, break 6 eggs into a blender and whirl at high speed for 1 minute. While motor is running add ½ cup of milk. Then slowly add 1 ½ cups flour. By now, the butter is melted. Slowly pour batter into the pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Check periodically to pop air bubbles. They look frightening, but they taste just fine.
Use pizza cutter to cut into pieces. Serve with maple syrup or jelly.

This reminds me of when my kids were young and I made French Toast regularly. Sourdough bread from the day-old bread store, half a dozen eggs, and a little syrup made an easy and inexpensive brunch for the family. If the grocery store had a sale we might have had bacon on the side.

As is my style in the kitchen, I'll experiment with the Dutch Babies recipe. I might try it with wheat flour or oatmeal added, cranberry sauce on top, or other goodies. Maybe egg substitute for half the eggs, too. In spring and summer, the eggshells will go in the garden or the compost, of course.
Enjoy! My next planned kitchen experiment: Monkey Bread!

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Blogger Halibut said...

I am glad you try cranberry sauce. Your Grandpa J. would be proud.

1/06/2009 12:37 AM  
Blogger Earth Muffin said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe. I've tried something like it before and we didn't have good luck with it, but it wasn't suggested to pop the bubbles nor was a blender used to mix everything. I'll have to give it a try your way and see if I have better results! Yum!

1/06/2009 9:22 AM  
Blogger Flea said...

Just eggs, flour and butter? Sounds intriguing.

Monkey bread can be horribly addicting. I don't recommend trying it unless you're prepared to gain ten pounds in the next month. ;)

1/06/2009 9:38 AM  
Blogger Cajoh said...

Hey, I just made these for my wife this past weekend— except ours are more like a ciche where you whip up the egg whites and fold them into the rest of the mixture. I'll have to post the recipe when I can find the cookbook that we use to make it.

1/06/2009 10:01 AM  
Blogger Margaret Cloud said...

I am going to give these a try, sounds very inexpensive and good, I might try making them with wheat flour. Hope your new year is going great.

1/06/2009 10:34 AM  
Blogger Minnesota Matron said...

Ours is a pancake world. This sounds great! Haven't forgotten the meme . . bear with me.!

1/06/2009 8:37 PM  
Blogger Lynn - the piggy bank painter said...

These sound yummy! And easy enough for me to make : )

1/07/2009 5:44 AM  

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