- ¼ cup unsalted butter, divided
- 3 large eggs
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup whole milk
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
- Put 3 tablespoons of butter in an ovenproof 10-inch skillet and place it on the center rack in the oven to melt the butter. Remove the skillet as soon as the butter melts and swirl around to coat the skillet surface completely.
- Beat the eggs, flour, milk, 2 tablespoons of sugar, vanilla extract, and salt in a blender on High until whipped and frothy, about 1 minute; pour into the skillet.
- Bake in oven until puffed and golden, about 20 minutes.
- Remove pancake from the oven, dot with remaining tablespoon butter and sprinkle remaining sugar over the pancake. Cut into wedges to serve.
Drizzle the Dutch baby with maple syrup, or sprinkle confectioners' sugar over the pancake and then squeeze fresh lemon juice over it for a new favorite. We love serving with mixed berries, sliced peaches or lightly sautéed apple slices sprinkled with cinnamon.
What others are saying
Ila Lane says:
Really great recipe, so simple and easy to follow. The Dutch baby tasted great, but I will say it was thinner than expected. A favorite topping of mine for Dutch babies is lemon and powder sugar. Overall it’s amazing and I will definitely make it again.
Pinney Stern says:
I had decided a lower star when I was preparing this recipe because the recipe is a little confusing, then again I’m a little confused. I think I will read through the directions before I make it next time and there will be a next time!! This was soo delicious, it was a great breakfast but I will be using it for a quick dessert also. Also if company comes.
Ashley Bowman says:
I can't wait to try this recipe! I have never made a dutch baby!
Elise Ballard says:
Dutch babies remind me of my childhood, but I haven't cooked one in years. I tried this recipe and it worked out beautifully! Heating the pan with the butter in the oven before you pour in the batter is super important here - its what makes the cake rise and bubble in the pan. I topped mine with powdered sugar too, the way my mom always did. Delicious treat!
Shannon Whittier says:
So easy to make and tons of flavor (with the right toppings). I used syrup and brown sugar on half and jelly on the other half. Very sweet and delicious!
Aja A says:
This is probably one of the easiest recipes ever. Everything goes into a blender, then baked. Watching it rise was the fun part. However, once its done and out of the oven, it will start to (deflate)very quickly, so serve almost immediately with powdered sugar and fresh fruit. My personal favorites are adding blackberries or lingonberry sauce.