After realizing how many of my recipes are breakfast related, I decided to continue the theme! I don’t eat out for breakfast often, but the best breakfast I’ve ever had when dining out, was at The Original Pancake House. A friend of mine took me there in San Diego and I fell in love! Thankfully, they have a location in Scottsdale so ASU students should definitely check out this amazing place! The first time I ate there I ordered the “Dutch Baby” and after that, I never had anything different because it was THAT good. It’s one of their signature dishes and described as “an air filled delight oven baked to golden perfection and served with lemon, whipped butter and powdered sugar to create a mouthwatering blend.” My mouth is watering just thinking about it!
I’ve been trying to come up with something similar to the Dutch Baby on my own. With the help from my mom, this recipe comes close. I call it the German Puff Pancake and it is SO easy to make and there are no crazy ingredients you need to go out of your way to buy! You will really impress family and friends with this yummy breakfast (or it can be served as a dessert!) Here is what you need:
(Makes 4 servings)
2 nine inch pie plates
2 tbsp. unsalted butter
2 cups low-fat milk
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp. vanilla
Directions: Preheat oven to 475 degrees F. Place the butter in a 4 inch ovenproof skillet until it is melted. While it melts, beat the eggs in a blender or whisk until light and bright yellow. Gradually beat in milk and then add the flour until smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour the batter into the hot butter and return the pan to the oven. Cook until pancake is puffed and golden. Tip: This takes about 12 minutes. Finally, add cool whip and strawberries on top! Tip: You can also experiment with other toppings such as cinnamon, cinnamon sugar, honey, syrup, jam, or even chocolate sauce! Yum!
You will not be disappointed by this recipe! I love anything that involves berries and cool whip. The Original Pancake House adds powdered sugar on top which is delicious as well. I thought it would be much harder to come up with a recipe similar to the infamous Dutch Baby. I suggest you try the real thing but you must try my recipe as well!
Here are some recipes I’ve found for a similar type ‘puff pancake’ that I’m looking forward to trying: Apple German Puff Pancake, Puff Pancake (Breakfast Nirvana), Delores’s Apple Puff Pancake Pie, Martha Stewart’s Dutch Baby Pancake, Puff the Magic Pancake, and German Apple Pancake.