Apricot and Strawberry Dutch Baby

Apricot and Strawberry Dutch Baby

I've come across recipes and seen pictures of dutch babies but I have never made one or tasted it before. Apparantly, dutch babies are also known as German pancakes. This is where I was confused because did the Dutch and Germans get together on this? According to wiki, one possibility could be that the term "dutch" may be a moniker for "deutsch". Who knows. Dutch baby or Deutsch baby... either way, it's Delicious, baby.

I looked for a recipe and was amazed to see how simple it is to make. It really isn't hard. I can't believe it took me this long to get around to making one. It really is as simple to make as a pancake. Tasty and can be made with any combination of fruits or without if you prefer.

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You can enjoy dutch babies for breakfast or make it for a quick dessert. Sprinkle some icing sugar on it and people will think you worked so hard for such a pretty dessert. Easy entertaining! Don't worry, your secret is safe with me :)


Apricot and Strawberry Dutch Baby
makes a 10 inch pancake

3 large eggs
1/3 cup sugar
Pinch of salt

2/3 cup all-purpose flour
2/3 cup milk

3 -4 cups strawberries and apricots, diced in sizes of your choice

4 tablespoons unsalted butter

Preheat the oven to 425F.

Whisk the eggs, sugar and salt in a bowl. Add the flour and milk and whisk until smooth. Fold in the apricots and strawberries.

Melt the butter in a 10 inch cast iron skillet. Add the batter and spread the fruit evenly.

Place the skillet in the center of the oven and bake for about 20 minutes. The edges should puff and be browned. Remove from oven and cut into wedges and serve.

Recipe adapted from: Mixed-Berry Dutch Baby, Food and Wine July 2009 Magazine