I learned how to make Dutch Babies at one of the first restaurants I worked at while in school. This was a 24 hour restaurant that was known for the breakfast. We would make many different versions of this on Sunday mornings, as it was always a crowd favorite. However, in Ohio, we always referred to them as "German Pancakes".
The "Dutch Babies" I made back in the day were always served with a warm canned fruit compote and sometimes a cream cheese slurry. The server would then serve this tableside, folding it with forks to resemble a burrito. I always thought it was the presentation that made people order them, but after trying one, I learned it was the light, airy textures and sweet flavor that made them so popular.
How to Make a Dutch Baby (German Pancake):
- Pre-heat oven to 400°
- In a blender, mix the 1/2 C AP flour, 1/2 C milk, 2 eggs, 1 tsp vanilla and 2 Tbsp sugar for 20-30 seconds. Scrape sides and pulse again.
- Allow batter to sit for 15 minutes.
- Heat a cast iron or oven safe 8-10" sauté pan in the oven for 5 minutes.
- Remove pan from oven and being careful, add melted butter and swirl to coat pan.
- Add pancake batter and return to oven (place on middle rack).
- Allow to cook for 12-18 minutes or until golden brown and sides have risen.
When our friends at Divine Flavor asked participate in their cooking competition using their delicious organic grapes I immediately thought about my days at this restaurant. Why not turn a sweet delicious medley of grapes into a sweet and savory Dutch Baby? Roasting the grapes brings out the natural sugars that caramelize while in the oven. The tanginess from the goat cheese along with the touch of thyme make this perfect for just about any meal.
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Roasting Grapes brings out their natural sugars. Serving them in a fluffy Dutch Baby (German Pancake) with savory ricotta & herbs makes a FANTASTIC brunch.
1/2 C AP flour
1/2 C milk
2 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp butter (melted)
1/2 C ricotta cheese
1 small bunch Divine Flavor Cotton Candy Grapes
1 small bunch Divine Flavor Wow Sweet Grapes
1 small bunch Divine Flavor Gummyberries
2 sprigs of fresh thyme
2 Sprigs fresh rosemary
1/4 C goat cheese
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp honey
Prepare Dutch Baby Mix:
Pre-heat oven to 400°
In a blender, mix the flour, milk, eggs, vanilla and sugar for 20-30 seconds. Scrape sides and pulse again.
Allow batter to sit for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine olive oil and all grapes along with thyme and rosemary in an oven safe dish and place in oven for 15 minutes.
As soon as you remove grapes, turn up oven temp to 425°.
Prepare the Dutch Baby:
Heat a cast iron or oven safe 8-10" sauté pan in the oven for 5 minutes.
Remove pan from oven and being careful, add melted butter and swirl to coat pan.
Add pancake batter and return to oven (place on middle rack).
Allow to cook for 12-18 minutes or until golden brown and sides have risen.
When pancake is done, transfer to a serving dish and add ricotta cheese, spreading over bottom.
Place grapes on top of cheese, sprinkle pieces of goat cheese around grapes and drizzle with honey.
Garnish with herbs from pan.
Enjoy while warm.
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