Cast Iron Skillet Dutch Baby

Cast Iron Skillet Dutch Baby
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Recipe type: Breakfast
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Serves: 1-6
 
A Dutch Baby is a hybrid of a popover and a pancake. They are delicious for breakfast, or can be served as a desert anytime.
Ingredients
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp vanilla
  • ½ T butter (melted in pan)
Instructions
  1. The above ingredients are for one serving. For a 12" CI skillet I mix up 4 or 5 servings, but one can adjust the pan size to fit the crowd size.
  2. Preheat oven to 450. Put skillet in the oven while it preheats so the pan is very hot. Once oven and pan are up to temperature, add butter to pan to melt.
  3. Mix ingredients in blender. Remove pan from oven, pour melted butter into batter, give a quick blend, then pour batter back into pan and place back in the oven. Cooking time is about 20-25 minutes or until top is "golden brown and delicious" as Alton Brown says.
Notes
Tips: - Mix up the batter only right before baking. - Use room temp (or slightly warmer) ingredients. - Hot oven, hot pan before starting. - Pouring in melted butter and incorporating into batter eliminates any oily sheen from the top of the dutch baby.

Dutch Baby cooked in a 12

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