vanilla dutch baby (puffed pancakes)

Back when I had cable tv, I saw Melissa D’Arabian sharing a recipe on tv for a Dutch baby (also known as a puffed pancake).  I had never heard of one before, but it looked scrumptious.

While browsing Pinterest I saw a photo that reminded me of the recipe so this weekend I woke up early on Saturday and made one for me, the hubs and our house guest, Jeremy.

Vanilla Dutch Baby

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 8 slices


  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup milk, warmed 25 sec in microwave
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt

Cooking Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place the butter in a large saute pan and place in the oven to melt.
  3. Meanwhile, in a blender, combine the eggs, flour, hot milk, 1 tablespoon sugar, vanilla extract, and pinch of salt, and blend on medium-high speed until uniform. Add the flour, sugar, vanilla, and pinch of salt, and whisk vigorously to remove the lumps, about 30 seconds.
  4. Carefully, remove the hot pan from the oven. The butter should be melted. Swirl the butter around the pan to coat completely, and then pour the remaining butter into the batter and whisk to blend. Pour the batter into the hot pan and return the pan to the oven. Cook the pancake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the pancake is puffed in the center, and golden brown along the edges.
  5. Using a spatula, remove the entire Dutch baby from the pan and place on a cooling rack for a few minutes to allow the steam to escape without condensing along the bottom and rendering the pancake soggy. Slice the pancake into wedges on a serving platter or cutting board and sprinkle with the confectioners' sugar through a sieve.

It was incredibly easy to make, which was helpful since I was up at an hour we shall not name for fear it will become a reality for me!

I sliced the Dutch baby and served it immediately. The guys ate theirs with syrup, but I preferred to keep it simple with just the powdered sugar.  I think a smear of peanut butter, a dollop of fresh whipped cream or even some sliced macerated strawberries would have been equally yummy!

What would you top this puffed pancake with?

8 Comments to “vanilla dutch baby (puffed pancakes)”

  1. Looks delish B! Perhaps some blueberries and lemon zest…
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  2. I’ve never heard of this! But it looks delicious! I would top with baked apples and cinammon :)
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  3. Elizabeth, you are a girl after my own heart!!! I LOVE apples and cinnamon :)
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  4. Wow this looks really good!!
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  5. Sort of reminds me of funnel cake. I think I’d like raspberries and drizzled chocolate on mine.

  6. Honestly! Every time I come to your blog I find myself craving something I can’t readily get my hands on. *LOL* These look divine. <3
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  7. Pour some maple syrup all over this and I could eat the entire pancake!!! YUM. Looks great!
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  8. These were every bit as good as they look :) And I think this is some of your best photography to date. Amazing pictures!!! Who knew I lived with a professional photog?!

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