We have had guests here at our home for the past week. It has been a whirlwind week really. We've been taking them places and showing them what we can of the "England Wales North West." The weather has been dry but very cold, so we were a bit limited, but we tried our best. We live in such a beautiful part of the country here, and there was ever so much more I wanted to share with them, but the time just seemed to evaporate!
On one of the mornings that they were here I made us a delicious Dutch Baby Pancake for breakfast. It went down a real treat!
A Dutch Baby Pancake is kind of like a huge sweet batter or Yorkshire pudding! It puffs up in the oven like magic, leaving a huge hollow centre, ripe for filling with whatever your heart desires!
We like fresh berries with ours and I had picked up some lovely looking raspberries and blueberries, so they went perfectly with it.
*Dutch Baby Pancake*Makes 2 - 4 servings
(depending on appetites)
Place the flour, milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla and salt into a blender or food processor. Blitz to combine for about 20 seconds, scraping down the sides after 10 seconds. Let stand on the counter top or about 20 minutes.
This is a simple and easy recipe, which makes it perfect for entertaining. The fact that it is also delicious and very pretty is quite simply the icing on a very delicious cake!
It puffs up huge in the hot air of the oven! You are almost afraid that it is going to overflow, but no worries. It is supposed to do that. Its all a part of the magic of the experience. Be prepared for plenty of Oooohs and Aaaaahs when you bring this delightful breakfast to the table!