Dutch Baby For Brunch
This bad boy is one true brunch staple. Its funky looks will make everyone go 'ahh' when they see it come out of the oven. Wait, pancake...in the oven? Well, there's not much effort involved in making a dutch baby, really, and you only need to put it in the oven for 20 minutes & watch it puff up before you can eat it.
Dutch baby is a custardy pancake that can be made either sweet or savoury. Classic dutch baby is finished off with a drizzle of lemon juice and a generous dusting of powdered sugar, but we're upping our game here today with chocolate and bananas. The dough is super easy to make, because you simply need to whizz everything in a blender and pour it in the pan. Then wait for it to puff up in the oven, praise your dutch baby's looks and dig in.
Once out of the oven, it will deflate as puffing up only creates air bubbles in between two layers of dough that form naturally while baking. Just try and you'll love it.
Makes one dutch baby, approx 26cm in diameter | serves 3-4 | 1 cup - 250 ml | 5 mins prep time & 15-20 mins in the oven
- 3 medium eggs
- 1/2 cup of whole cow's milk OR non-dairy milk, e.g. oat or almond
- 1/2 cup of flour
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- a pinch of salt
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 ripe banana
- 60 g of bittersweet chocolate
- 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter for cooking (or oil)
Preheat your oven-friendly pan (24-26cm in diameter) in a 220°C oven. In the meantime, prepare the dough: place eggs, milk, vanilla, salt, sugar and flour in a blender. Whizz for about 30 seconds or until you have a smooth thin dough. Cut bananas into slices or small pieces. Take your skillet out of the oven, add butter and swirl your pan so that butter can melt and cover the bottom of the pan. Immediately arrange banana slices & half the chocolate in the pan, pour batter in the middle, finish off with the rest of the chocolate and place it in the oven.
Bake for 15-20 minutes until your dutch baby has puffed up and browned. Do not overbake. Serve immediately.
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