dutch breakfast: dutch baby pancakes

dutch baby pancake

A few months ago, I came across a dutch pancake recipe on orangette’s food blog (via not martha) and I was eager to try making myself. The only thing holding me back was the fact that the only cast iron pans I owned was a teeny-tiny 3 inch pan that I used to toast nuts with and my La Cruset grill pan. Neither would work for this recipe. Fast forward to post-wedding gift bounty and our lovely new 8″ La Cruset cast iron beauty.

I really reduced the amount of butter from the original recipe and it didn’t hamper things one bit. I definitely recommend using the lemon juice and powdered sugar as a topping and no, we didn’t add more butter to top it all off. The recipe made enough for two 8″ pans worth. Cornelius’ comments: “Marvelous! Can we have this everyday?”

6 comments to “dutch breakfast: dutch baby pancakes”

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    Molly   August 22, 2005 at 12:54 pm

    Kickpleat, that is one beautiful baby! I’m so glad to hear that it was a hit. And as for Cornelius’ comment–now that’s a good man.

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    kickpleat   August 27, 2005 at 6:17 pm

    Thanks Molly for the recipe! It turned out lovely and I can’t wait to make more. mmmmmm!!

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    tara   September 22, 2005 at 11:19 am

    Hello kickpleat! I was another introduced to Jimmy’s Dutch Babies by Molly, and they have now become a staple in my house. My fiance also enjoys them with sautéed apples (brightened with a bit of lemon juice). Now you’ve got me craving them for this weekend. Cheers!

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    kickpleat   September 25, 2005 at 2:48 pm

    ooh, with apples this recipe would be divine! and it looks like you’ve got some great apples on the go! lucky!

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    Melissa   November 6, 2008 at 7:36 am

    We call this “Egg Baby” in my husband’s family – of Swedish ancestry, not Dutch! Hee hee! If you want sweet instead of savory, we leave off the topping and top with mustard instead! Sounds strange, but delish!

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    pj   September 13, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    Yorkshire pudding… That’s what it reminded me of.

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