Last Updated on April 17, 2022
Dutch Babies, also known as baked pancakes, are an easy breakfast and make an impressive presentation. Serve them with powdered sugar and lemon juice, strawberries, or other fruit that you enjoy. While the Dutch Babies are in the oven, you can put bacon in at the same time to serve with them.
Dutch Babies are not babies and they are not even Dutch. They may have come from a German pancake and possibly be called Dutch from the daughter of the creator, Victor Manca, who misprounced deutsch. Read more about it in WikiPedia’s article on the Dutch Baby.
- 3 Eggs
- ½ cup Milk
- ½ cup Flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 ½ tablespoon Butter
- ½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1 teaspoon Sugar
- Preheat the oven to 450F/232C.
- 2 1/2 tablespoon Butter, 1 teaspoon SugarIn a medium bowl, cream the butter and sugar until the butter is nice and fluffy.
- 3 EggsBeat in the eggs until the mixture is thick and lemon colored.
- 1/2 cup Milk, 1/2 cup Flour, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon Sugar, 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla ExtractAdd milk, flour, and salt, vanilla, and sugar.
- ShorteningGrease the iron skillet with a little shortening.
- Pour batter into the pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
- Cut in fourths.
Use shortening or vegetable oil, not butter, to grease the pan. Butter has too low of a smoking point, and your pancake will burn.
If you want really perfect bacon every time, then line a half-sheet pan with foil and put a rack over it. Lay the slices of bacon on the rack, and put into a preheated oven for about 10 minutes, or until it gets to your liking. Have an air fryer? It’s even easier in there.
This morning, our friends Barney and Charlie came by because we were going to UCLA to see the baseball game against the Oregon Ducks. Spane’s first-grade class (Mrs. Francisco) was chosen by number 33 Eric Goeddel to come to the game at UCLA today.
Our friend, Maria, was with us as she is on all Sunday mornings. I love Maria Torres so much! She is so much fun, and when she tells those headline jokes, it’s just too much!
Anyway, you’re here to hear about the food, right? Well, when I had asked Bonnie to come from breakfast, and what she liked, she had said pancakes. Hmmm, I thought to myself last night – that’s a lot of pancakes to stand there and make (and this is right after making Cheddar Cheese Spritz Crackers last night). I vaguely remembered hearing about a baked pancake, so I decided to make Dutch Babies, otherwise known as Baked Pancakes.
I served the pancake with fresh strawberries and sweetened sour cream. Baked bacon was also on the menu. It was truly a hit!