Dutch Baby with Lavender Sugar + Spice Station Giveaway


{UPDATE! Your sweet words were a riot to read–thank you so, SO much for them. Dooms day is this Thursday and I’m taking your advice and stockpiling gelato, various other ice creams, making homemade mashed potatoes (Ree’s recipe), and pureeing some vegetables, since many of you said I’d get sick of sweet stuff pretty quickly. The two chosen winners, at random, are:

Comment #28

and Comment #47

Let’s talk giveaway. Everyone looooves free stuff, especially me. Vanilla beans are super amazing. And super beautiful. So is lavender. Two lovely people will win one set of goodies from The Spice Station, my favorite LA spice store. One set includes a bag of five organic vanilla beans and a bag of dried, beautiful lavender. To win, simply leave a comment below, contest closes Saturday at noon. What type of comment? Interesting you ask.

I need words of serious encouragement. I’m getting my wisdom teeth pulled next week, and all I want is my momma.

One thing I learned this week: having wisdom teeth doesn’t result in wisdom. If I was wise, I would’ve had these things yanked out in high school and had my mom take care of me. Moms are good at that. They take care of you like no one can. Their sandwiches magically taste better, they can fold your clothes much neater and better than you ever will, and when they feel sorry for you, it’s like the coziest thing in the world. Moms are the best. I know mine is. And if I lived in the same state as her, I’d make her this dutch baby this weekend. It’s perfectly beautiful. It’s screams Spring. And is dusted with lavender sugar! Amazing. Calming. Perfect for a Mother’s Day Brunch.

This dutch baby is pretty easy to pull together. Just whip up the batter, throw in a hot cast iron and bake in the oven for 25 minutes. And voila! Prettiness!

Dutch Baby with Lavender Sugar

Recipe from Gourmet Magazine

Print this recipe!

I really love flavored sugars so whenever I have a vanilla bean I’ve used up I never throw it away; instead I put in a tupperware with a few cups of sugar. I did the same with some lavender a few weeks back, and boy, was it amazing. The sugar tasted really, ummm….pretty!

1/3 cup sugar

1 tablespoon of dried lavender

3 large eggs at room temperature 30 minutes

2/3 cup whole milk at room temperature

2/3 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon grated nutmeg

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/2 stick unsalted butter, cut into pieces

Put 10″ cast iron skillet on middle rack of oven and preheat oven to 450ºF. Stir together sugar and zest in a small bowl. Beat eggs with an electric mixer at high speed until pale and frothy, then beat in milk, flour, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt and continue to beat until smooth, about 1 minute more (batter will be thin). Add butter to hot skillet and melt, swirling to coat. Add batter and immediately return skillet to oven. Bake until puffed and golden-brown, 18 to 25 minutes. Serve immediately, topped with lavender sugar.

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  • Reply Adrianna May 15, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    Hi Lilli–Yes, I got them taken out yesterday. I’m surprisingly doing well, though I’m dreaming of eating crunchy things like chips and crusty bread. Thanks so much for your tips!

  • Reply Lili May 15, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    Well, it’s the 15th of May…How are you? I never had wisdom teeth grow in, it’s genetic! Guess I’m lucky ha ha, but if having them out is anything like having tonsils out I hope you didn’t overdo the sorbet because the acids can wreak a bit of havoc. Hope you’re up and about and feeling no pain! Geranium & Clove oils are always nice for pain on gums or toothache they just don’t taste great… maybe mix with vegetable glycerine for sweetness.

  • Reply Sharon May 8, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    I’m a mom. Don’t suck on a straw for a couple of days afterward.

    Best of luck to you. 🙂

  • Reply Rebecca May 8, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    pudding! Or soup with NO chunks as all. Good luck!!!

  • Reply Kayleigh May 8, 2010 at 7:55 am

    I don’t have wisdom teeth, but all my friends who had them pulled seemed pretty pumped about the sweet drugs/milkshakes combo that inevitably follows. So take heart, because that’s a pretty great silver lining.

  • Reply Sybil Clark May 8, 2010 at 2:51 am

    Don’t think yourself into anxiety. Just expect to enjoy sleeping and lounging for 2 days and it will all be over. I really had no pain at all.

  • Reply Kate May 7, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Hey, it’s not so bad! I had one of my wisdom teeth pulled and went back to work for the afternoon. Pain management is the key–just keep on top of the dosage, so you never have to try to catch up to the pain, if there is any. And a few days after it’s over, your mouth will be healed (your mouth heals faster than any other part of your body!), and you will never miss those teeth at all.
    Thanks for the contest!
    Truly, you will be ok.

  • Reply polwig May 7, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Thank you for telling me about the giveaway.

  • Reply Shino May 7, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    I’ve never had any teeth pulled out so I can’t relate, but I’d say anesthetics are going to be your best friend. Just dream about the mashed potatoes and icecream you’ll be eating after, and it’ll be over in a blink! 🙂

  • Reply Jenn May 7, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    My advice is don’t try to prove how tough you are. Take the drugs. Honestly, it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be when I got mine pulled. It wasn’t fun, but I got through it and so will you! I hope you have a speedy recovery.

  • Reply Hawi May 7, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    My only words of encouragement: At least you have teeth to pull!

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