Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Blueberry Dutch Baby

 

Father's Day is just around the corner and it's a perfect time to treat the most important guy in your life to a special breakfast. This blueberry Dutch baby fits the bill perfectly. It's easy to throw together, makes a dramatic presentation and is delicious too.  
You need to make it in a cast iron skillet that's heated to 425 degrees. The batter is similar to making a traditional pancake batter and is dumped all at once into the pan, over the blueberries and butter. To get the highest puff, have the eggs and other ingredients at room temperature.
Serve with maple syrup. Happy Father's Day!

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Blueberry Dutch Pancake
recipe from "Just A Little Bit of Bacon"

Ingredients:
  • 3/4 cup whole milk, room temperature
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup, or light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp table salt
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter, sliced
  • 3/4 cup blueberries
  • confectioners' sugar

Instructions

  • In a bowl whisk together the whole milk, eggs, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Add the flour and salt and whisk in until there is no dry flour. Set aside.
  • Heat the oven to 425F. Place a 12 inch cast iron skillet in the oven as it heats.
  • Add the butter and blueberries to the skillet and put it back in the oven for 1-2 minutes, or until the butter is fully melted. Swirl the skillet to make sure the whole bottom is coated with butter.
  • Pour the batter into the skillet and give it a stir to distribute the berries.
  • Bake the Dutch baby for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and dust with confectioners' sugar. Other toppings can include blueberry (or other) jam, whipped cream, lemon juice, vanilla Greek yogurt, and ice cream.

Notes

  • Make ahead: You can make the batter the night before and store it in the refrigerator. Allow it to come to room temperature before pouring it in the skillet.
  • Skillet size: If you have a 10 inch skillet, reduce the amounts by about 1/3. So it would be 2 eggs, 1/2 cup flour, and 1/2 cup milk for the base.
  • Cooking tip: For very even cooking, I like to heat the oven and skillet for about 30 minutes before starting.