Tuesday, February 24, 2009

what's cooking wednesday - dutch baby

So I just finished reading The Single Wife by Nina Soloman, which was a great read even if I was a little underwhelmed with the ending. Kind of. I mean as far as storyline goes I thought.... oh that's it.... a little bit. I think I was waiting for a shocking twist. Thinking about it as I write this the ending, from the main character's standpoint, makes perfect sense. It's kind of a "good for you" sort of moment. Anyway the point of all this is, there was several mentions of a "dutch baby" in this book. Now if you're anything like me you're asking yourself, what the heck is a dutch baby? And if you're anything like me you have a subscription to Canadian Living and this month's issue would just so happen to have a recipe for a dutch baby. And if you're anything like me you're going to have to make one. Or two.

Oh and dutch baby = oven pancake.

Oh and today = Pancake Tuesday.

Dutch Baby

Dutch Baby

4 eggs
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup milk
2 tbsp butter
4 lemon wedges
2 tbsp icing sugar

In a blender, blend together eggs, flour and milk until smooth.

Divide butter between two lightly greased 8 inch round metal cake pans. Heat pans in a 400 degree oven until bubbly 1 -2 minutes.

Leaving pans in the oven, immediately pour half of the egg mixture into each. Bake until pancake puffs and edges are browned about 15 minutes. Quickly invert over plates. Squeeze lemon over top and sprinkle with sugar.

Recipe Notes: Well I skipped the lemon part, because I wasn't sure how this would go over. I also think I may have forgotten to melt the butter in the cake pan before because I don't remember doing it. Of course I don't' remember not doing it either... so who's to say? Only 50% of the inhabitants of my house liked this, but you may be surprised when I start naming names. Abby (!!) and I both enjoyed it. Mike tried it, but did not like it and Maya wouldn't come within 10 feet of the table. They call it a pancake, but the taste reminds me of french toast. That egg soaked bread kind of taste. In the future I think I'll have the recipe to make the perfect amount for Abby and I to share.

What is What's Cooking Wednesday and how can I play?

What's cooking Wednesday was born out of a desire to get out of that what's for dinner rut. Playing is easy, on Wednesday post a recipe that has been tried and tested by you and then pop over here and add your name to the Mr. Linky. When entering your name also add the name of the recipe in brackets and make sure you link to your What's Cooking Wednesday post and not just your blog's front page. And don't forget to link back here, the home of What's Cooking Wednesday.

So for example I would write Shan (Speedy Chicken Stir Fry) in the name section. For the URL section I would post this: http://shanrev.blogspot.com/2007/10/whats-cooking-wednesday-speedy-chicken.html

I'll let you in on a little secret. Much to Kaffy's chagrin, my WCW recipes are almost never made on a Wednesday. So feel free to cook and photograph whenever you have time and join us posting on Wednesday.


Eleonora Baldwin said...

Here is my WCW entry! Last time I made a mess: I posted too early in the day and living in Italy, the entry appeared as published on Tuesday; then I forgot to leave a comment here! Plus I still haven't figured out how to add hyperlink embedded in the text, I still cut&paste the entire URL link to you... A blogosphere disaster, you might call me. But at least the food's good and hearty.
Ciao and buon appetito,

Leah said...

I will have to make a point to try this with my kids. I think it sounds like something they would eat (being huge pancake, french toast, and waffle fans that they are) and it would be a nice change!

Heather... said...

WOW that looks so much tastier than my Shrove Tuesday meal! I'll be trying this one next time!

Anonymous said...

I've seen recipes for those puffy pancakes before but never tried them. I think I'll have to know. And I'm going to use the lemon... it sounds great!

A Crafty Mom said...

OMG - they look and sound amazing. I'm totally making them. We have pancakes every Saturday and I'm always looking for variety!

Michelle | Bleeding Espresso said...

Mmmm I'll have a Dutch baby too! Erm. You know what I mean ;)

Shan said...

Lola - Welcome to WCW. Don't worry we have no hard and fast rules here really. Post whenever you'd like, just remember to link back here and come back on Wednesday to sign the Mr. Linky. That's it really. Enjoy!

Leah - let me know how they like it.

Heather - enjoy.

Karen - I think I would have liked the lemon, but wanted to try and get it past Abby.

Crafty Mom - Hope you enjoy them.

Michelle - oh you're a funny one!