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Peach Dutch Baby Pancake, and Babies on the Brain

August 14, 2009

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I have two things to tell you about today, and both have to do with babies.

The first is a baby of the Dutch pancake kind,  a wondrous, eggy, puffy, light, custardy, souffle-ish breakfast dish that is hands-down one of my very favorite things to eat in the morning. Or as a snack. Or maybe as breakfast-for-dinner.

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I’ve been making Dutch Baby pancakes periodically ever since Sue posted an Apple Dutch Baby on her blog this past fall, and really, I don’t know why I’ve waited so long to talk about it. Apples are absolutely delicious in this pancake, but as we’re smack-dab in the middle of peach season (YAY!!!) I sauteed some peaches to top this pancake last weekend. And oh, my, was it marvelous.

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It comes out of the oven puffed, glorious, and just screaming to be cut into. What a great brunch dish this would be, don’t you think? You could bring it immediately over to the table in all it’s puffed glory and join your guests in a round of “oohs” and “aahs.”IMG_6972

The second baby-related thing I want to tell you about today is something that, just like the Dutch Baby pancake, I also can’t believe I waited so long to write about.

Come this December, B and I will put this to good use:

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That’s right, we’re expecting! And I couldn’t be more thrilled! I’m feeling great so far and can hardly believe I’m more than halfway through the pregnancy. Lately, my cooking mode has mainly been of the cook-something-fast-so-I-can-scarf-it-down type. That’s right, folks, my appetite lately has been quite a force to reckon with. Luckily, the things I’ve been craving have been things easy to attain, like ripe juicy stone fruit and…well, pizza. And ice cream. (My first trimester all I wanted was lots of Indian and Southeast Asian flavors — Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet was my cookbook bible for the month of May.)

And most recently, that Dutch baby. I will now confess that I ate 3/4 of it. And was still hungry. Perhaps I should take that as a sign that Baby Eggs on Sunday will be a good eater? (A mom-to-be can hope!)

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Peach Dutch Baby Pancake

This pancake is super easy to make and quite impressive when it comes out of the oven. You can try it with different fruit, such as apples, peaches, or even pears or plums.

Adapted from Feelgood Eats

view printable recipe

Ingredients

3 tablespoons unsalted butter (divided)
1 peach, thinly sliced
3/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon sea salt
4 eggs
2/3 cup whole milk

maple syrup or powdered sugar, to serve

Directions

Preheat the oven to 450F.

Heat a 10-inch skillet (preferably cast iron) over medium-high heat and melt 3 tablespoons of butter. After the butter’s melted, turn off the heat and transfer 2 tablespoons of the butter to a small bowl and set aside. Now return the skillet to medium heat and in the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter, saute the peach slices lightly just until they start to soften. Turn off the heat on the skillet, remove the peaches and set aside.

In a blender (or using a whisk in a large bowl) combine the flour, sugar and salt and blend lightly to combine. Add or whisk in the eggs,  milk and 2 tablespoons melted butter; blend or whisk thoroughly to form a smooth batter.

Check your skillet to make sure there’s enough butter remaining so the pancake will slide out after it’s baked (you can add a bit more butter to coat if it looks low.) Pour the batter into your skillet, arrange the sliced peaches on top, and place in the oven. Bake for 15-18 minutes, until puffed and golden.

Serve immediately with maple syrup or powdered sugar.

39 Comments leave one →
  1. August 14, 2009 3:47 pm

    Yum! And congratulations!

  2. August 14, 2009 4:08 pm

    I have to admit I scrolled through the Dutch baby part to see if what I hoped to be true was. Congratulations! This is such wonderful news to hear.

  3. August 14, 2009 4:16 pm

    Delurking to say congratulations! So happy for you, and glad the pregnancy is going well so far!

    Do you know if it’s a boy or a girl?

    Oh, and Dutch Baby Pancake looks DEE-licious. Have some peaches on my counter right now; might have to try it.

  4. August 14, 2009 4:16 pm

    Congratulations!!

    Your Dutch Baby looks phenom.

  5. August 14, 2009 4:26 pm

    Wahooo! What a cute reveal. Hope you’re feeling well. Many congrats to both you and B.

  6. August 14, 2009 4:27 pm

    Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!

    A little Eggs on Sunday baby. I love it🙂

  7. August 14, 2009 4:57 pm

    I love Dutch Babie. And babies. Congratulations!

  8. August 14, 2009 4:57 pm

    Ahem.

    By “Babie,” I meant “Babies.”

    Rats.

    (But not baby rats)

  9. August 14, 2009 5:39 pm

    Wow, congratulations! That’s so exciting…maybe even more exciting than a peach dutch baby pancake.🙂

  10. Allison permalink
    August 14, 2009 6:24 pm

    Congratulations! Can’t wait to read about all the delicious baby food you’ll be cooking up in a couple of months. 🙂

  11. Christine permalink
    August 14, 2009 6:29 pm

    Congratulations! I’m thrilled for you and B!!! What wonderful parents that baby is going to have!

  12. Carrie permalink
    August 14, 2009 8:27 pm

    Nick told me! Congrats… now you should add “The One Armed Cook” (written by an RN) to your collection of cookbooks!! It is a great challenge to stay in the kitchen with a baby. I’m sure you will manage. Such nice news to hear. Oh and the dutch baby… oooooolala!

  13. Jen permalink
    August 14, 2009 8:32 pm

    Congrats! I love reading your posts b/c as a mother of two I don’t get to cook as often as I’d like – hope you will be able to – you inspire me!

  14. August 14, 2009 9:59 pm

    Congratulations on your baby! (The pancake looks yummy, too.)

  15. carolina permalink
    August 14, 2009 10:30 pm

    congratulations and blessings Amy and B!

  16. Karen permalink
    August 15, 2009 3:41 am

    Big congrats to you both! Hope the next few months continue to be smooth sailing for you!

  17. Kristin permalink
    August 15, 2009 8:22 am

    Congratulations!

  18. August 15, 2009 9:08 am

    Congrats to you and B, Amy!

  19. Anitta permalink
    August 15, 2009 9:50 am

    I am so happy and excited for you!
    Congrats!!!!

  20. August 15, 2009 11:38 am

    I love dutch babies, and of course, the other sort! Congratulations!Enjoy the room to eat while it’s there…I ran out towards the end🙂

  21. August 15, 2009 1:47 pm

    Amy, congratulations!! Hope the baby likes organic.😉

  22. Sparkle Girl permalink
    August 15, 2009 5:51 pm

    I whizzed right by the pancake to read the end!! 🙂 I have gone back to read the recipe and almost wish we weren’t going to the PGA Championship tomorrow so I could make this for breakfast. Ok, I think my guy and I can wait until next weekend…

    Congratulations to you and your beloved! Many blessings and good karma to all.

  23. August 15, 2009 7:40 pm

    Hi Amy,

    I am one of your biggest fans, (you will see that if you read my blog) and I am writing to say congratulations on your big surprise! I am sure you will make a wonderful mom, at least that one that makes special treats all the time (which in my home is the same as wonderful mom)!

  24. August 15, 2009 8:39 pm

    I’m de-lurking to say congratulations! I’m a foodie–and now even more so since I’m pregnant, too–and your blog is great food porn. I’m due Dec. 22 (with my third boy!!!) so it sounds like we are expecting around the same time.

  25. Sigari permalink
    August 16, 2009 2:21 am

    Oh, blessings and congratulations to you and your family! I think it’s funny and cute that just about all my favorite food bloggers are pregnant, or are husbands of ladies who are. (Or, in one case, just gave birth to a restaurant.)

  26. August 16, 2009 2:41 am

    What a well-themed post! Congratulations! And that Silk Oak onesie is the cutest – my husband and I just moved from Ithaca to California, and I’m jonesing for the Ithaca Farmer’s Market.

  27. August 16, 2009 6:52 am

    Ehehehe. You’re eating for two now, that’s why. (Or, more likely, it was really that good🙂
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!🙂

  28. August 16, 2009 9:14 am

    Thanks for all the sweet congrats wishes, everyone!🙂

  29. August 16, 2009 9:32 am

    What a cute post. Congratulations!

  30. August 16, 2009 1:02 pm

    Congratulations, and thanks for the recipe! I’m going to try it right now!

  31. August 17, 2009 2:30 am

    Hooray! Congratulations! Babies are the best🙂

  32. August 17, 2009 4:34 am

    Congratulations from France!
    This recipe is gorgeous, I think I may try it this week, with the fruits from our peach tree, thanks!

  33. kathie permalink
    August 17, 2009 6:20 am

    “Baby Eggs on Sunday” makes me smile. All the best to you!

  34. August 18, 2009 12:48 pm

    first off, CONGRATS!!! can’t wait to welcome baby eos🙂

    second, i finally had one of these creations and loved it–definitely has to get into better rotation around here!

  35. August 20, 2009 11:22 pm

    Congrats on Baby Eggs😉

  36. August 25, 2009 9:08 am

    Wow, glad I popped in to read the exciting news! Congratulations!! You’re going to have so much fun. Hope your pregnancy is going well & that you’re feeling great🙂

    This is a nice idea… I don’t know why I’ve never thought to put anything but apples in a Dutch Baby Puff Pancake! Peaches are summery perfect!

  37. August 26, 2009 10:56 am

    Congrats on your pregnancy! You’re about to embark on the best adventure of your life!!!
    p.s. the Dutch Baby looks yummy!

  38. Merry permalink
    September 8, 2009 7:08 pm

    Congratulations! So, so funny read your post, because I made EXACTLY the same dish for myself almost every day when I hit the “Hungry all the time” phase in late July/August ’04. Okay, not exactly: I put the peaches on the poofy pancake after it was baked. Thanks for the memories…

  39. -mis permalink
    November 12, 2009 5:24 pm

    Hello Amy… 😉
    Mmmmm…I really enjoyed this post, the pancake looks SO nummy! I gobble down the apple version that our friend Sue serves at her bed & breakfast in MI…and smiled thinking about her too while reading this, and I was smiling reading about the newest addition to your family!! Congrats!! I’m really commenting to see if you’ll be posting a baby update soon…?? I hope so…and take care ’til then. 😉

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