Saturday, December 25, 2010

The Big Pancake.

Found this awesome recipe for the "Dutch Baby", or The Big Pancake. Basically it's this crazy pancake that you chuck in the oven and it rises into this incredible fluffy thing with a pool of butter in the middle. I cooked it the other day, it's so easy to do as well. At first I didn't think it was going to work. I poured the mixture into the skillet and just looked at it going, 'As if you're going to rise up.' DO NOT DOUBT THE BIG PANCAKE. Just watch it expanding in the oven (and deflating out of it) in amazement. 

Here's the recipe:
3 tablespoons butter
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
Pinch of nutmeg (optional). I think I might add cinnamon next time.

Juice of 1 lemon
Powdered sugar

1. Preheat oven
2. Put the butter in a 9 or 10 inch pie plate or oven proof skillet. Place in oven, then remove once butter is melted.
3. Mix the remaining ingredients together with a whisk and pour into the hot skillet. Immediately return it to the oven and bake for 18 to 20 minutes till puffy and evenly browned on the outside.
4. Remove. Sprinkle with the lemon juice and powdered sugar. Slice and serve immediately. 
Source: GQ December issue

Is this turning into a Food Blog? I think so. 

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