Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Dutch Baby Bliss

In pursuit of exploring my new-found love for cast iron, we whipped up a colossal Dutch Baby courtesy of a cookbook devoted to just such a mission.

You can make them savory and add in herbs and perhaps some ham or sausage, but we opted for sweet. Dust on powdered sugar and you have a near masterpiece.

It reminded me a of an egg-y beignet. Mmm ... can't go wrong with a little bit of Cafe Du Monde. Pops and I nearly ate our weight in beignets and stupendously copious amount of confectioner's sugar when were there several years ago. Speaking of which, New Orleans is a city to eat your way through! Aside from the baked goods, I also ate 2 pounds of bacon and three servings of bread pudding after a meal one afternoon. You read that right, and no I don't regret it at all. It was a magnificent experience. But I digress.

We sliced our sweet dutch baby into large wedges, added more powdered sugar, and a nice little custard cup of applesauce to complete the breakfast. A lovely little morning meal ... even without any bacon.

8 comments:

  1. That looks absolutely delicious!

    I must definitely look into expanding the limited ways I have been using my cast iron skillets!

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  2. Ooh, I've only had these with apples. The idea of savories intrigues me . . . mmm!

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  3. I don't believe it...2 lbs? That can't be true!
    That looks absolutely (using Tyler's favortite word) SCRUMPTIOUS!!!!

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  4. Dawnelle-

    Unfortunately, the 2 lbs. is correct. It was a mammoth amount of bacon.

    Turns out...I was pregnant with #2 and didn't know it.

    Apparently, bacon cravings mean you are having a very spunky little girl.

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  5. Mmm, those look good! I've never had a Dutch Baby, but I just used my skillet for French Toast today - it's a kitchen must-have.

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  6. Hey, great minds think alike, I was just about to do a post about german pancakes/dutch babies myself!! I LOOOOVE them. I crave them all the time when I'm pregnant but my wrists get very weak so I have to make sure my hubby is around to lift that heavy skillet for me. :-) I like them with meyer lemons & powdered sugar (a whole lemon!)
    what kind of lens are you using for your food shots? I have a cannon... the macro lens I own is for very tiny objects and I can never get the right about of blurring on my food pics with my standard lens.

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  7. mmmm...I do love these babies...try squeezing a lemon on after the powdered sugar (or before, both ways a taste treat) I had forgotten! We'll be trying these again soon! love, gini

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  8. We love breakfast dates and our favorite spot for one is pancake house in my hometown that boasts an apple-cinnamon Dutch baby specialty. Yum! I've never tried making one myself, I think I should... with bacon on the side.

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