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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Dutch Baby with Spiced Peaches



From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I've been trying to organize my freezer in anticipation of the holiday. While grouping things more logically, I came across a bag of peaches that had been thrown in there last summer. I'd also been thinking about holiday breakfast menus and a recipe I'd found in "Baking At Home with The Culinary Institute of America". The recipe that caught my eye was for a Dutch baby pancake that was topped with spiced peaches. Dutch babies, sometimes called German pancakes, are puffy baked pancakes similar to the German Apfelpfannkuchen. Actually, it's a misnomer to call these pancakes. They're far more like Yorkshire pudding than conventional pancakes. They are light and fluffy and very easy to do. If you are planning special holiday breakfasts, you might want to consider serving Dutch babies. If there'll be more than six at your table go to Cooks for a recipe that can be scaled to feed a variable number of people. While I topped my test "baby" with the recommended peach topping, I think I'll use raspberries or blackberries the next time I prepare these. Here's the recipe.




Dutch Baby with Spiced Peaches
...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite, courtesy of The Culinary Institute of America

Ingredients:
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1/2 cup milk
5 tablespoons melted butter, divided use
3 cups peeled and sliced peaches
2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Confectioners' sugar for dusting
1/4 cup heavy cream, whipped to soft peaks
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest

Directions:
1) Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Place a 10-inch cast-iron skillet or oven-proof saute pan in oven to heat.
2) Sift flour and salt together into a small bowl.
3) Put eggs in a blender and blend at low speed. Add flour mixture and milk alternately, in thirds. Scrape down sides of blender and continue to blend until smooth. Blend in 2 tablespoons of melted butter. Brush hot skillet with 1 tablespoon butter.
4) Pour batter into skillet. Bake for 20 minutes without opening oven door. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F and bake 10 minutes longer.
5) While Dutch Baby is baking, prepare spiced fruit. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons melted butter in a medium saute pan set over high heat. Add peaches, cinnamon and brown sugar. Continue to cook until peaches are heated through, about 5 to 6 minutes.
6) Remove Dutch baby from oven. Drizzle with lemon juice and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Fill center of Dutch Baby with hot fruit mixture. Top with whipped cream and lemon zest. Serve at once. Yield: 6 servings.

34 comments :

Vickie's Michigan Garden (my backyard) said...

Mary,
This summer I canned a lot of peaches so this pancake sounds wonderful to have. Can't wait till morning to try it.
vickie

Lynda said...

This sounds wonderful with the peaches, Mary, but I have some blackberries in my freezer that would also be delicious in this!Thanks for another great recipe.

Deborah said...

I am going to try these too Mary. you are always cooking up something irresistible.

noble pig said...

Oh wow,I would love some peaches right about now! This loks absolutely fantastic!!

katherine said...

wow..looks so yummy. anyway, thanks for naming the flower. I appreciated it so much.

Have a great day.

Debinhawaii said...

I love Dutch Babies--so good and the spiced peaches are a nice touch.

Gina said...

That looks fantastic!

KathyB. said...

I am not a fan of breakfast, unless it is served for dinner....this looks mighty tempting and almost worthy of having for traditional breakfast time!

Hootin' Anni said...

I do have a cast iron skillet....somewhere!! I'll have to go searching for it to make one of these soon. But, I best wait 'til Bud gets up out of bed or I wouldn't hear the end of it with me banging doors, and digging 'round in the kitchen in search of the elusive skillet.

This looks scrumptious. And the peaches you used doesn't look 'slimy' like most cooked peaches...which is a big plus for me.

Susan said...

It's breakfast time here, right now. Where is my Dutch baby? Yummy.

Martha said...

I love these. I even bought some little skillets to make individual ones for overnight guests. I've done apple but never peaches but truly our favorite way to eat them is with a smear of butter, a sprinkle of lemon juice and a shower of powdered sugar.

And yes, I'm not sure why they're called a pancake -- they definitely are a variation of a yorkshire pudding!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

I make a pancake like that from my old Vegetarian Epicure cookbook. What a great idea to use spiced peaches instead of apples. I think I might have some in the freezer somewhere...

Lea Ann said...

Could you take a stab at my freezer next??? I need to do a bit of organizing myself. I too have fresh Colorado Peaches that I need to use. Love this recipe and thanks for the post.

Penny said...

We all need good breakfast recipes this time of year. This sounds wonderful with your peaches.

Katherine Aucoin said...

Very tasty change form the usual breakfast fare. I like the name!

Cathy said...

German pancakes are a favorite in my house, especially around the holidays. Peaches would be perfect.

George Gaston said...

Mary, I first have to say, "I was more than curious with the title of this post. I had visions of little 'dutch boys' marching around in wooden shoes, mashing spices in vets of sliced peaches." Don't think I ever heard a puff pancake referred in this manner.

But you definitely have a winning recipe here. Taking frozen fruit from last summer and turning it into a delectable bit of delicious goodness on these cold late fall mornings. Many thanks...

Rostrose said...

Mmmmhhhhmmmm, this receipe really sounds great. In Austria we also know some kind of pancakes / "Pfannkuchen". We call them "Palatschinken" and eat them sweet or spicy, filled and rolled (like tortillas) for instance with apricot jam or minced meat. Here you can see some photos of Palatschinken (and perhaps you can try to translate the receipes with google translator?):

http://www.ichkoche.at/cms/rezepte/Themenwelten/ThemenweltenP_T/Palatschinken/index.html

They are really yummie!
Hugs, Traude

Rostrose said...

Mmmmhhhhmmmm, this receipe really sounds great. In Austria we also know some kind of pancakes / "Pfannkuchen". We call them "Palatschinken" and eat them sweet or spicy, filled and rolled (like tortillas) for instance with apricot jam or minced meat. Here you can see some photos of Palatschinken (and perhaps you can try to translate the receipes with google translator?):

http://www.ichkoche.at/cms/rezepte/Themenwelten/ThemenweltenP_T/Palatschinken/index.html

They are really yummie!
Hugs, Traude

A Year on the Grill said...

I love Yorkshire pudding, so I was very interested in this recipe... sounds succulent...

And I just read through your other followers comments. You have the best sight and the best commenters. i always learn from you

great post

Federica said...

una ricetta super!

Mary said...

Rostrose, welcome to One Perfect Bite. Thank you for the information. I hope you'll visit often.

Barbara said...

My mother used to love Dutch Babies. But she liked hers with just confectioners sugar and some squeezes of fresh lemon.

Bridgett said...

This is the kind of recipe my grandmother would adore. Very irresistible!

doggybloggy said...

I never have any luck with these - yours looks great!

Elra said...

Just the title alone is already sound so good mary. Very tempting.

ARLENE said...

What a fantastic breakfast. I love spiced peaches with rice pudding, but I've had Dutch pancakes before and would love them with the peaches as well.

The Blonde Duck said...

Yum yum yum! I love having frozen summer fruit to use in winter--it's like a blast of sunshine!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

A friend gave me a recipe for Dutch babies a few years ago and I love making them for our guests. I will certainly have to try it with peaches!!

blessings
mary

Sweet and Savory said...

I have wanted to make this for quite a while. You may be the motivator to make it happen.

Katy ~ said...

Love the puff pancakes, I've only made them with apple. Found peaches in my freezer just recently as well. Now I know what to do with them. Mary, I really like this recipe.

My Little Space said...

Yum... sounds really delicious! I'm sure the peaches would be so tasty.

Lori said...

I have always wanted to make Dutch baby. It looks so good Mary.

Megan said...

I havent had Dutch Babies for a long long time. maybe I should remedy that. Thanks for the reminder!

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