Almond Dutch Baby


Almond Dutch Baby //

Look at this fine specimen! Last week I had a weird pancake craving. I don’t think it should be much of a surprise to anyone, but I have no interest in eating pancakes. I still love them. I adore them, actually. If you come to my house bearing a cappucino in your hand and you ask me to make you a stack, I’ll gladly do it. I actually love making them. I don’t know a gazillion recipes by heart, but I can make pancakes from memory. But, I’ve had my fill with them…or so I thought. Last week all I wanted was a stack of pancakes. Like a big fluffy stack. With warm syrup and lots of butter. But, I’ve been baking a lot and ran out of baking powder and baking soda, so I made a dutch baby instead. No leavening! Just eggs.

A little almond extract and slivered almonds made for a fun breakfast that I ate all by myself. Amelia stared at me the entire time. It was dog torture, but for her own good.

Fun fact about Dutch babies: they’re incredible fickle. If you add anything heavy to the batter like nuts or bacon or jam, the Dutch baby won’t rise. I found this out when writing the book. You must add any sort of topping right before you pull it out of the oven. They’re moody, delicious little things. They have an attitude.

There is no almond Dutch baby in the book, but there’s one on PBS Food today! I hope you bookmark this for Saturday morning. It’s a winner, for sure.


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  • Reply Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar September 25, 2013 at 3:24 am

    I haven’t tried a dutch baby yet! I NEED to get on this!

  • Reply Tieghan September 25, 2013 at 5:47 am

    Ha! I just made a dutch baby yesterday! They are a once a week thing around here since I grew up eating them! I love this almond version. It looks incredible!

  • Reply Sarah Crowder (punctuated. with food) September 25, 2013 at 6:11 am

    Nice twist on a dutch baby! My husband ate them often growing up, so I often get the request πŸ™‚ Pinning!

  • Reply Dana September 25, 2013 at 7:27 am

    How perfectly burnished and lovely! Dutch babies are a favourite in our house. So good!

  • Reply Marie @ Little Kitchie September 25, 2013 at 7:45 am

    What a beauty!!

  • Reply Quyen September 25, 2013 at 8:17 am

    Dutch pancakes are always my favorite. They are such a great showpiece for a fancy brunch with your loved ones or your girlfriends! I first had them in Solvang, California, a small Dutch town near Santa Barbara. They served it with a homemade berry compote from Denmark. Delicious!

  • Reply Ria September 25, 2013 at 8:40 am

    wow, maybe a ‘must do’ over the weekend! πŸ˜€

  • Reply Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ September 25, 2013 at 9:13 am

    I have pancake cravings every morning πŸ™‚ I must try this version, looks so soft!

  • Reply sandra September 25, 2013 at 9:22 am

    I too am a pancake fanatic. But oddly I have never made a Dutch Baby. Gotta give it a try.

  • Reply Kelly September 25, 2013 at 9:28 am

    DUTCH BABY! Love these. The almonds look fab – I bet this would rock with a big dollop of Greek yogurt mixed with honey and a bit of cinnamon and/or cardamom too. Great recipe!

  • Reply Kasey September 25, 2013 at 10:31 am

    I don’t think I could ever tire of pancakes πŸ™‚ And Dutch babys are my fave!

  • Reply Emily @ Life on Food September 25, 2013 at 10:44 am

    This looks amazing! This is like a super special pancake. I am thinking a bit of almond paste would add an extra kick of flavor.

  • Reply Eileen September 25, 2013 at 10:56 am

    There really have been a lot of pancakes around the blogiverse this week–but I would far prefer a dutch baby! This sounds so good, with rich eggy body and crispy almonds everywhere. Yay!

  • Reply Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps September 25, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Dutch babies have been on my list to make for years, this is definitely the inaugural one! Delish!

  • Reply Nicole September 25, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Oh goodness, this looks incredible! I just adore the dutch baby recipe from your book. Dutch babies are magic.

  • Reply Kitty Quintana September 25, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    I want to dive into this Dutch baby!!

  • Reply Sarah | The Sugar Hit September 25, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Cue me driving around LA, cappuccino in hand, trying to come and collect on those pancakes. It’s really good coffee I swear.

  • Reply Karolina September 26, 2013 at 1:49 am

    I have literally never heard of dutch baby pancakes! Anyway, I will try them at home because they look so so so gorgeous! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Susan@LunaCafe September 26, 2013 at 5:07 am

    Beautiful and what a great idea…

  • Reply Anja September 26, 2013 at 9:14 am

    This looks absolutely mouth-watering! Definitely happening for brunch this weekend!

  • Reply joelle (on a pink typewriter) September 26, 2013 at 10:32 am

    This looks fabulous, unsurprisingly. From one pancake adorer to another, I want to come over for a pancake party.. can that be arranged? πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Tracy | Peanut Butter and Onion September 26, 2013 at 10:35 am

    This looks like a warm puffy blanket of yummy goodness

  • Reply Danielle September 26, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Mmmm, looks so good! I could eat pancakes 7 days a week. I’ll definitely change it up and try this dutch baby! Would be perfect for brunch! β™₯

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  • Reply Monika Salden September 27, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    I love their German name: pfannkuchen– you pronounce it “panna-koo-ken”. It sounds like music. Yum!

    That is how I grew up saying it.

  • Reply Sarah Crowder (punctuated. with food) September 29, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    We made this a couple days ago and it was a hit! I just cut back on the sugar since we were in the mood for something barely sweet.

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