… Apple & cinnamon Dutch baby pancake …

It has been a while! There has been a lot going on recently and I hadn’t got time to write any post in the past three months! I guess it’s about time to start doing this again 🙂
I didn’t know about Dutch baby until I tried my first at a Japanese styled western restaurant called Wired Cafe. They serve pastas and many fusion dishes and they have a small section in the menu with sweet and savory Dutch babies. I really loved the eggy taste and fluffy texture of the pancake, and how it was kept warm in a metal skillet.
Dutch baby, as its name suggests, is a dessert originated from Germany. It is a baked pancake that has a  much fluffier texture compared to the pancakes we normally have. Rising agents like baking soda or baking powder will normally not be added when making Dutch babies so the fluffiness is merely created by the puffing of the eggs in the batter. I made this Dutch baby in a small oven and it worked perfectly!
Apple and cinnamon Dutch baby pancakes
Makes 3  6-inch pancakes
Apple and cinnamon topping
… 2 medium apples (chopped or sliced)
… 4 tsp brown sugar
… 1 tsp ground cinnamon
… juice of half a lemon
… 1 tbsp butter
The pancake
… 80g flour
… 2 eggs
… 35g sugar
… 120ml milk
… 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
… pinch of salt
… butter
1) Preheat oven to 200*C
2) Melt butter in a saucepan and add apples, lemon juice, brown sugar and cinnamon. Cook with medium heat, stir the apples occasionally until they appear soft; turn off heat and set aside.
3) Beat eggs with an electric mixer or whisk with a strong hand until frothy; whisk in milk, sugar, salt and cinnamon until well combined
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4) Melt a small piece of butter in a small oven safe skillet. When bubbles are formed, pour 1/3 of the batter to the skillet.
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5) When the edge of the pancake starts to cook, transfer the skillet into the oven and bake for 10 minutes or until the edge has browned
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6) Take out the pancake and place 1/3 of the cooked apple on top. Serve immediately.
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This is a dessert that you can make without an electric mixer and with only a small oven. You might need to have a bit of trial and error on the baking time if you are using a toaster oven that doesn’t allow you to set the temperature.
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 Enjoy 🙂

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