Dutch Baby waits on no one! That is a phrase that resonates in my head. I heard it countless times from my Mother while growing up. I will concede that Dutch Baby is much better straight from the oven you can indeed wait if one was inclined too.
I was curious as to what the origin of Dutch Baby was. I can never remember a time that I was not spoiled by eating this delicious treat. According to wikipedia it first surfaced in a restaurant in Seattle, Washington in the early 1900’s. I am not sure when or where my Mother got her start making Dutch Babies.
- ½ stick of butter
- ½ cup flour
- ½ cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- Place butter in skillet.
- Heat in oven until it melts.
- Blend other ingredients and pour into hot skillet.
- Bake 15 minutes.
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
- Bake 5 more minutes
- Serve at once with pancake syrup.
The simple ingredients in Dutch baby and how they cook up are amazing. Not many people would guess that there is nothing like baking powder or yeast in the recipe to make it rise, but oh does it rise.
Once you whisk the the eggs, milk, and flour together and add to the the skillet you should have time to prepare.
As the Dutch Baby is magically being transformed into the delicious golden brown mouth watering treat the cook has plenty of time to prepare. Do you have your powdered sugar ready to sprinkle over your top? Have you heated your maple syrup so it is warm?
Once you have warmed your syrup and the powdered Sugar is applied to the Dutch Baby the longest 5 minutes begin. This is the time where the peak of rising will happen. Once that timer goes off it will begin to deflate.
Once you hear that timer go off it is time to eat. You can serve it and wait until it deflates, but we should savour the perfect times in life. Why wait until the fruit is overripe? Why continue to purchase the food in the store that they have grown for maximum storage and shipping reasons instead of taste.
Life on this earth is short and we should maximize our enjoyment by taking the time to eat Dutch Baby when it is at it’s peak and not waiting. A lesson I learned early in life as each and every time it was cooked we got the 5 minute warning.