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Vanilla Dutch Baby

dutchbabyThis is my new favorite thing to make for people for brunch. I’ve made it twice for guests, and two or three times now for Michael and the kids, and we’re usually fighting over the last piece.

The Ingredients

  • 3 T butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 C all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 C milk (heated for 20-30 seconds in microwave)
  • 1 T + 1 t sugar
  • 2 t vanilla extract
  • a pinch of salt 🙂
  • 1 pint (or so) fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 t lemon zest
  • 2 T confectioners’ sugar

The Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Place the butter in a large, oven-proof saute pan. Put into the oven and melt butter.
3. Meanwhile, in a blender combine the eggs, flour, milk, 1 T sugar, vanilla and salt; blend until uniform.
4. Carefully remove the hot saute pan from the oven. Don’t forget that the handle is HOT. Somehow, I forget this and reach for the handle. Every time. 😦
5. Swirl the melted butter around in the pan to coat completely, then pour any excess butter into the blender and pulse gently.
6. Pour the batter into the hot pan and return the pan to the oven.
7. Cook for 20 to 25 minutes or until it begins to puff in the center and the edges turn golden brown.
8. While cooking, in a small bowl combine the 1 t sugar with the blueberries and lemon zest. Set aside.
9. Again, remembering that the saute pan handle is HOT (seriously), remove the pan from the oven and use a spatula to lift the Dutch Baby out of the pan and onto a cooling rack for just a few minutes. This allows the steam to escape and keeps the Dutch Baby from getting soggy.
10. Put the Dutch Baby on a large plate and sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar.
11. Cut into wedges and serve with spoonfuls of your blueberry mixture.

I have also made this with fresh strawberries AND with a strawberry syrup. Delicious!