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Old 06-18-2006, 03:17 PM   #1
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Dutch Babies

Can't remember who was asking about these, but here is the recipe that we all love.

1/2 cup oil
1 1/2 cups milk
6 eggs
1 1/2 cups flour


You make this in your blender. Check each egg before you put it in to be sure it is OK, add milk and oil and buzz for a minute or so. Set to a lower speed and put in the flour sloooooowly. When it is smooth pour into greased ramekins or long, shallow, narrow baking dishes (what are they called again?). Bake for 20 - 30 minutes in a 350 oven. Be sure not to fill dishes too full. 1/3 or 1/2 is PLENTY in each dish.

They puff up beautifully and ideally should have a well in the middle when done. Fill with berries and drizzle with maple syrup. Also nice sprinkled with icing sugar.

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Old 06-18-2006, 04:13 PM   #2
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Alex..is this about the same as "popovers"...if so...yum!
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Old 06-18-2006, 04:14 PM   #3
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are these the same thing as what I call German pancakes?
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Old 06-18-2006, 07:57 PM   #4
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I made dutch babies this morning for Dad day breakfast. I even took photos because bucky was asking about it. Great minds, Alix. My recipe is a little different though-
This is a recipe for a 10 inch pan, I use an ovenproof skillet.
4 TBS butter
3 eggs
3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup milk
Put 4 TBS butter into a pan and put it in a 425* oven.
While the butter melts, whirl the eggs in a blender at high speed for 1 minute. Add milk and then flour and blend for 30 more seconds.
When butter is melted and starting to brown, pour in the batter and
bake for 20-25 minutes.
And then pray that it comes out of the oven all pouffy and bowl like.
Add fruit, whipped cream and a little powdered sugar.
My baby wasn't as bowl like as it could have been. Dh said he preffered this to crepes! It tastes almost like a pancake smeared with butter. yum
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Old 06-18-2006, 08:09 PM   #5
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I'm having an operation tomorrow so can't eat or drink anything tonight. Doubtless I'd be impressed anyway, but in this condition I could almost devour the photos! Great looking Dutch babies - I just have to give this a go soon!
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Old 06-18-2006, 08:22 PM   #6
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mudbug, yes I think I have heard these called German pancakes. We first had them on our honeymoon on Galiano Island and have loved them ever since.

Cora, yours looks yummy! We just do ours in individual sized pans for convenience.
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Cora, yours looks yummy! We just do ours in individual sized pans for convenience.
Individuals is a great idea, My dad just always made a big one. I just might try individuals next time.
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wow, thank you ladies!!!

great pics and recipes!!!!

anyone know the history behind the name?
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Old 06-19-2006, 12:17 AM   #9
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Hey buckytom, I just did a little research and it appears that the "Dutch" is more Penn Dutch and therefore German in origin. I guess Penn Dutch Babies was too long a name. LOL.
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Wow... never heard of "Dutch babies" (well, although I found so many of Dutch boys are very, very cute... ), the recipe and the pic of Cora resemble very much to Yorkshire pudding, of which recipe I was wishing for for a long time!! (they are savoury, though...) I must give it a try!!
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