when winter just won’t quit, my ideal weekend is filled with cozy fires in the wood stove, long games of scrabble, and delicious food. Oh and Loki of course. While the weather was less than ideal, this past weekend at the cabin did not disappoint on the cozy scale. Although, I’m a little miffed at myself for not thinking my “make something delicious” plan out very well. I brought all the ingredients to whip up a cinnamon filled buttery babka. I even started to prep the ingredients, and then realized I didn’t have my stand mixer. This normally wouldn’t be a problem, but with only one hand, mixing, kneading and rolling out dough is a bit of a challenge. So I decided to scrap the babka for the weekend and instead make an easy dutch baby.
When I told Jesse I was making us a dutch baby pancake for breakfast, his anti-breakfast foods instincts kicked in and he immediately pronounced “oh, I think I had one of those a while ago and didn’t like it..it was too eggy”. I pinky promised him that it wouldn’t be eggy, but if in the small chance he proclaimed it too egg like, I would happily eat the whole thing myself (with a little bit of Loki’s help).
I used The Kitchn’s recipe for a Dutch Baby Pancake. BUT with the cabin’s lack of electric kitchen devices was left to beg Jesse to whisk the batter in between levels of Super Metroid instead of using the food processor or blender that The Kitchn suggests. While the recipe says that getting that super blended consistency is key, I found a few small chunks in the batter not to be a problem (although next time I make this at home, I’ll probably use ye ol’ food processor just because I love watching it whirl ingredients around). I also used almond milk instead of 2% or whole milk and salted butter. Because sometimes you just gotta make do with what you have. And it turned out SO DANG GOOD. So in adventures of cabin baking, I’d call this a win. We topped the pancake with strawberries, some powdered sugar and maple syrup.
And Jesse’s verdict? He loved it. He actually admitted that he’d had dutch pancakes before when he was traveling in Europe and had forgotten what they were. He went on to say he liked them best with chocolate chips. Cue me rolling my eyes. Well, at least we have another breakfast item we can both agree on.
You can find the recipe I used from The Kitchn here: How to Make a Dutch Baby Pancake. I think in the future I would make a few changes (a combination of oat and almond flour is calling my name), but otherwise, it’s a solid start to your Dutch Baby adventures!