A Dutch what?! A Dutch Baby is a large American popover. Dough is gently fried in a cast iron pan and put into the oven to finish. The best part? It’s versatility! This Classic Dutch Baby recipe can be reinvented to sure a number of different jobs.Jump to Recipe
How to Make a Dutch Baby
Preheat your oven to 450°F. Combine your eggs, milk and flour to create a rustic dough. (It should be very runny). While your dough “rests” for 5 minutes, melt your butter into a large cast iron pan.
Once your oven is ready, pour the dough into the pan and place in the over for 16-18 minutes. Voila!
This beautiful puff of pastry is the easiest, quickest, and most versatile thing to hit my kitchen in awhile.
Variations on the Dutch Baby
This brilliantly simple recipe can be tweaked with minimal effort to serve your kitchen in a number of ways:
Add some rosemary and garlic to the butter for a side bread dish.
Add some cinnamon and sugar to the butter, and serve with vanilla ice cream for a variation on sopapillas.
Add some powdered sugar and apple pie stuffing for a quick variation on apple pie.
Add some taco meat, lettuce, salsa and sour cream for a quick variation on a taco bowl.
Or add some marinara and cheese for a cast iron pizza like my friend at Hillsborough Homesteading!
Basic Dutch Baby – A Delicious, No-Rise Pastry
- 3 large eggs
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup milk
- 6 Tbsp butter
- Preheat your oven to 425°F.
- Whisk together flour, milk and eggs.
- Set aside to rest for 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large cast iron pan.
- Once melted, pour your batter into the pan and immediately place in the preheated oven.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes.
- Serve hot!
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