Until yesterday, I had never heard of a dutch baby pancake. I thought maybe they were tiny, baby sized pancakes... but no, quite the opposite! It's a huge, puffy pancake, baked in a cast iron skillet in the oven, to share as a family! (And no, they aren't Dutch, they were invented in Seattle).
Most of the ones I saw, didn't have fruit in them, they were just a plain (but still beautiful) pancake that you would top with fruit or sugar and a squeeze of lemon. When I came across this one, here, the description (you should read it) reeled me in immediately! It sounded like the perfect, delicious breakfast to serve to my family on a cozy, snowy Saturday morning. It was. =)
The best part of all, is how puffy it gets while it's baking! It makes a grand entrance as you set it on the table in all of it's puffy glory...
Check out that edge!
...add some sifted powdered sugar
Notice the edges have already settled here
Topped with a little whipped cream, cinnamon and pecans
It was soo much fun to photograph! =)
So, when are you coming over for breakfast??
There are a few steps to the recipe, but it's all very easy, and I did some prep (peeled and chopped the apples, and measured out all the dry ingredients) the night before.