Basic Dutch Baby

by Heidi @ Food Doodles on

Who here doesn’t like breakfast for dinner?  Even before I had kids, breakfast for dinner was awesome.  Pancakes, waffles, or even just eggs and toast.  Yum 🙂  It’s usually so simple and fast that it makes a perfect dinner for those nights when it’s already dinner time and you have no idea what to make.  Plus, there are lots of ways to include fruits and veggies into breakfast foods as well and there’s nothing wrong with having a bowl of fruit or raw vegetables on the side if you can’t incorporate it into the meal.

If you’ve never had a dutch baby before it’s like a pancake, but more like a really large popover.  It’s eggy and delicious.  This version is slightly sweet.  You can even include fruit in the batter or switch things up to make a savory version, but for this recipe I just kept things simple.  We enjoyed ours with a squeeze of lemon, a dusting of cinnamon and some simple cinnamon rhubarb compote which I’ll post the recipe for tomorrow.

Above is just a picture of the local farm fresh eggs we use.  I couldn’t help but take a picture, the color is so beautiful and so different from anything you find at the store, no matter the label you pay for.  No, the color in the picture isn’t off, that is just how orange they are.  Except one chicken obviously didn’t eat as well as the others the day before as you can see the difference in color.  Also above is a picture of how the dutch baby puffs up.  When it looks like that, it’s done 🙂  I also recommend cooking it in the lower third of the oven so the top that puffs up wont get quite as dark.

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1 Jess@Healthy Exposures June 8, 2011 at

That’s how the eggs I just purchased are, too! At first I was a little worried as I’d never seen the yolk so vibrant and orange before. But they’re the best eggs I’ve ever had!
The dutch baby looks wonderful! I’ve never had anything quite like it before.
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2 Heidi @ Food Doodles June 9, 2011 at

Aren’t they the best? I seriously think you can’t get an egg like that from an unhappy chicken 😀


3 Maris (In Good Taste) June 9, 2011 at

New to me and I love it!
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4 Lauren at Keep It Sweet June 9, 2011 at

Breakfast is my favorite meal (excluding dessert!) and I’ll happily eat it for dinner any day of the week. This looks delicious, I’ve never made a dutch baby before!


5 emily June 9, 2011 at

looks like a delicious alternative to a traditional dinner.
and is that homemade applesauce i spy?!
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6 Heidi @ Food Doodles June 9, 2011 at

Not this time, although the rhubarb compote really looks like applesauce(I think I drained all the color out of it, haha). Applesauce would be super yummy too, I need to go see if I have more in my freezer to try it out. Yum 😀


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