I suppose I could have woken up so happy because I went to bed thinking about jelly donuts for breakfast. It’s always possible that the donuts made their way into my dreams. But I think I woke up so happy because I didn’t have to go to school or work for a bazillion hours and that if I wanted, I could make breakfast, read the paper, and just relax for once. The jelly donut thing never really materialized. Instead, I came upon something much more appealing.
After I wiped the sleep from my eyes and settled in to read my daily fill of blogs and news on the interwebs, I stumbled across the inspiration for today’s morning activity: A Dutch Baby. Oddly, just beforehand I actually was just thinking about coaxing Ryan out of bed to see if he wanted to mosey on down to the local Bickfords, which, for all its icky Bickford’s atmosphere, has a very delicious Baby Apple Pancake that is puffy, doughy, and delightful. Of course, rousing a sleeping person from bed, pre-coffee, and trying to shuttle him out of the house is unlikely to end well. Or rather, is unlikely to ever get started. So, after the co-opting of a few different Internet recipes, I made my first Dutch Baby pancake to satisfy my persistent sweet tooth:
The name alone makes it a worthwhile endeavor, but WOW, this was awesome. You mix together some dough, melt some butter in a frying pan, preheat the oven to 400°F. Then when the butter is melted, pour the batter into the frying pan, and stick the frying pan in the oven for 15-20 minutes or so, until it gets puffy and golden brown. One thing to note. Once you’ve carefully taken the pan out of the oven and set it somewhere, don’t go trying to grab that handle to move it somewhere else, like I did this morning. It’s a wonder I can still type with the ache in my left hand. Eesh.
I had planned to pair with some of this:
But it needed nothing else and was tasty just by itself. I usually struggle during breakfast to decide on something either sweet or savory. Oddly enough, this has just enough of both tastes to be just right.
I’m not overly fond of this “one-day weekend” concept that I’ve been having lately, but one day is better than none, especially when it starts out this way!Posted by robyn on February 3rd, 2008 under cooking
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