Dutch Baby/German Pancake

May 19, 2010

Makes 8 -10 servings

4 eggs
2 Tbl. sugar
1 cup milk
1 ½ cups Half & Half (or ¾ cup Half & Half and ¾ cup orange juice)
¼ tsp. salt
1 tsp. almond extract or vanilla butter & nut flavor (use vanilla extract when using orange juice)
2 cups flour

Confectioners’ sugar
Strawberries

Preheat oven to 375˚. Grease a 9 x 13” baking dish. In mixing bowl, beat eggs. Add sugar, liquids, salt, and flavoring; mix well. Stir in flour. Pour batter into greased baking dish. Bake for 45 minutes until edges have risen and are golden brown and center is set.

To serve, top each slice with a strawberry and dust with confectioners’ sugar.

For 6 – 8 servings:

3 eggs
1 heaping Tbl. sugar
1 cup milk
1 cup Half & Half (or ½ cup Half & Half and ½ cup orange juice)
pinch of salt
¾ tsp. almond extract or vanilla butter & nut flavor (use vanilla extract when using orange juice)
1 ½ cups flour

Bake in a 7 x 11” baking dish.

Variation: Use vanilla extract and add 1 – 1 ½ cups fresh or frozen berries just before baking. If using blueberries, add up to 1 Tbl. cinnamon or sprinkle top with cinnamon sugar before baking.

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