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Dutch Baby Pancake – How to make baked pancakes for Harrisons Fund Charity

Dutch Baby Pancakes are sooo good! Here’s my recipe on how to make baked pancakes.

This Dutch baby pancake recipe was put together for the charity Harrisons Fund that is a charity set up to help fight against Duchenne Muscular Dystropy which is a terrible condition and one that I personally support.

Unlike my other pancake recipes; such as my big fluffy American ones, or my French crepes, the Dutch baby pancakes are really easy and truth be told – a lot less work mucking about frying tons of pancakes.

I have literally never met a kid who didn’t like pancakes; combine those pancakes with Greek yoghurt, soft fruit and some honey and well… the plates were spotless and the kids faces were a mess 😊

Dutch Baby Pancake are great for feeding hungry kids (and adults at the weekend) I like to make one each and then it’s done! Baked pancakes are a really nice way to cook pancakes with virtually no fuss; enjoy at your peril!

The most impressive moment of making a Dutch Baby Pancake is the first few seconds when you take it out of the oven and it is all puffed up and lovely. It does quickly deflate (not a lot, but a little) so I’m just letting you.

Before we begin with the Dutch baby pancake recipe, one question I asked as soon as I heard about them was; what the hell is a Dutch baby pancake? Well, a quick search on wikipedia on the history of Dutch Baby Pancakes tells all, but in summary..

Dutch Baby Pancakes are derived from the German Pfannkuchenn which is a baked pancake usually flavored with cinnamon and icing sugar; to be fair Dutch baby pancakes are a stones throw from being a Yorkshire pudding. In fact, I’m not sure what the difference is besides the addition of sugar and maybe not using suet to cook it in.. But I digress, you’re not here to learn the differences between yorshire puddings and dutch baby pancakes – you wanna make and eat something delicious!

And so do I… here goes..

Dutch Baby Pancake Recipe (Baked Pancakes)

  • Pre heat oven 220c
  • Use an 8inch skillet or oven-friendly frying pan

Dutch Baby Pancakes Ingredients – makes 2 and serves 2. 

1 cup (250ml) plain flour

Pinch Salt

1/2 tbl sugar

1tsp poppy seeds

1 cup (250ml) milk

Few drops vanilla essence

2 eggs

1tbl butter

1tbl olive oil

3tbl Greek yoghurt (full fat..of course)

Drizzle of honey

Icing sugar

Dozen frozen cherries

Dutch Baby Pancakes Method:

  1. Preheat your oven to 220cFAN and place your skillet/frying pan in the oven with 1 tbl of oil to heat up while you make the batter.
  2. Mix together the flour, poppy seeds (saving some for garnish) and sugar.
  3. Add to the dry ingredients the eggs, milk and vanilla essence and whisk thoroughly to make a smooth batter.
  4. While the batter rests for a moment, take out the skillet from the oven (use gloves it will be hot!) and put it on the hob on a low heat and add a nob of butter. Once that has melted pour in half the batter mixture and pop the skillet back into the oven for10 minutes.
  5. Serve with a dollop of Greek yoghurt, sprinkling of poppy seeds, the cherries and a drizzle of honey before dusting with icing sugar.

Chef’s tips:

  • I use frozen cherries and pop them into the microwave for 30 seconds to help thaw them before placing on the pancake
  • The skillet is HOT! If you’ve got lots of little fingers ready to eat this you may want to transfer to cool plate to avoid any nasty burns!
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Dutch Baby Pancakes - baked pancake recipe

Dutch Baby Pancakes are sooo good! Here's my recipe on how to make baked pancakes.

Ingredients

Pre heat oven 220c

Use an 8inch skillet or oven-friendly frying pan

Ingredients - makes 2 and serves 2.

  • 1 cup 250ml plain flour
  • Pinch Salt
  • 1/2 tbl sugar
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds
  • 1 cup 250ml milk
  • Few drops vanilla essence
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbl butter
  • 1 tbl olive oil
  • 3 tbl Greek yoghurt full fat..of course
  • Drizzle of honey
  • Icing sugar
  • Dozen frozen cherries

Instructions

Method:

  1. Preheat your oven to 220cFAN and place your skillet/frying pan in the oven with 1 tbl of oil to heat up while you make the batter.
  2. Mix together the flour, poppy seeds (saving some for garnish) and sugar.
  3. Add to the dry ingredients the eggs, milk and vanilla essence and whisk thoroughly to make a smooth batter.
  4. While the batter rests for a moment, take out the skillet from the oven (use gloves it will be hot!) and put it on the hob on a low heat and add a nob of butter. Once that has melted pour in half the batter mixture and pop the skillet back into the oven for10 minutes.
  5. Serve with a dollop of Greek yoghurt, sprinkling of poppy seeds, the cherries and a drizzle of honey before dusting with icing sugar.

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