I woke up this morning to the pleasant smell of my roommates James and Rebecca making a baby. Hey now, get your mind out of the gutter! What I mean by that is, they were making a Dutch Baby.

“What the hell is a Dutch Baby?” You might ask. Well, it’s sort of like a giant pancake that you bake. Think of a Dutch Baby as the Germanic cousin to the French crepe and the obese neglected sister of Yorkshire Pudding.

To make a Dutch Baby, all you need are the following:

A 4 1/2- 5 quart pan
1/2 c. butter
6 eggs
1 1/2 c. milk
1 1/2 c. flour
Put the butter in the pan and set it into a 425 degree oven after first dusting the pan with nutmeg, then mix batter quickly while butter melts. Put eggs in blender container and whirl at high speed for 1 minute. With motor running, gradually pour in milk, then slowly add flour; continue whirling for 30 seconds.(With a rotary beater, beat eggs until light and lemon colored; gradually beat in milk, then flour.)Remove pan from oven with the butter melted and pour batter into the hot melted butter. Return the pan to the oven and bake until puffy and well browned, 20 to 25 minutes.Your Dutch Baby should come out in a nice big fluff that will gradually deflate.We had our Dutch Baby with fresh squeezed lemon juice, powdered sugar and a mixture of raspberries and blackberries- a truly wonderful treat.

So what are YOU waiting for? Go make a baby!

The recipe above was taken from www.cooks.com 

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