This is my first time making a dutch baby and I can’t believe how easy it was or how beautiful it turned out. I credit the success of this puffed pancake to Adrianna of A Cozy Kitchen and her new book, Pancakes. Many of you probably know her, but if not, it’s time to make a new friend. With each of her delicious recipes (or cute crafts), she writes a funny and charming story that always makes me smile. I mean, one time she mashed up a Larry David story with peanut butter bacon cookies. That’s just someone you need to know.
After receiving Pancakes, I quickly bookmarked several recipes. This dutch baby was up first because, just look at it. It’s a stunner. You cannot put this dutch baby in the corner, either. We ate it on Saturday morning before starting our weekend chores and trust me, it made the weekend even better. It puffed up beautifully and tasted a little like a crepe, but a bit thicker and more satisfying. I’m glad I decided to make Adrianna’s macerated berries to go on top, too. They are the perfect match.
Since I made this dutch baby, which was only two days ago, I’ve already made a batch of her Lemon Cloud Pancakes that are super light and fluffy with a hint of lemon flavor. We added a generous pat of butter and a drizzle of syrup to those on Sunday morning. Tonight I’m mixing up a big green salad from our CSA greens and I’m making a batch of her Cheddar Chive Popovers for a treat on the side.
If you are inclined to loving breakfast, savory griddle cakes and awesome puffy baked things in general, I think you need Adrianna’s Pancakes cookbook in your life. She generously let me share the dutch baby recipe with you, too!
*I was sent a copy of Pancakes to check out, but I was not obligated to blog about it. All opinions, as always, are my own. I truly do love Adrianna, her blog and her lovely new cookbook. Some links in the post are Amazon links.