If you are looking for an idea for something fun to serve for your next brunch, consider the Dutch Baby. A glorified popover, the Dutch Baby is a simple-to-make, yet pretty spectacular offering for the table. You can make it in a cast iron skillet in the oven, then fill it with fresh sliced fruit. Delicious!
- 3⁄4 cup milk
- 1⁄2 cup flour
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
- 1 1⁄2 cups thinly sliced fresh fruit, of choice (peaches, nectarines, kiwi, bananas, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, mangoes, etc.)
Preheat oven to 450.
- Whisk together the milk, flour, eggs, sugar and vanilla; put the butter in the cast iron skillet and place the pan in the oven just until the butter is melted; with a brush coat the rim and entire inside of the pan.
- Slowly pour batter into hot pan; bake for 20 minutes; reduce heat to 350° and bake another 8-10 minutes, until pancake is well-browned; remove from oven and sieve confectioners’ sugar over the top; serve immediately with fruit spooned into the center of the pancake. Top with sweetened whipped cream if desired.