Dutch Baby with Orange Sugar

Dutch Baby with Orange Sugar

Things that are awesome and things that are not awesome; an incomplete list.

Things that are awesome:

Summer dresses that look great with summer ponytails.

Bathing suits + Palm Springs + Rented Summer House + Sun Screen + Giant Sun Glasses + Mojitos x Infinity = Awesome.

Big, fat bumble bees… come on, they’re precious.

Pulling this beautiful Dutch Baby out of the oven on Easter morning,  sprinkling it with orange sugar and feeling like Julia Child… that’s awesome.

Things that are NOT awesome:

Otherwise perfect vintage dresses that are half a size too small.

Bathing suit shopping… exactly no one likes that, and why on earth are my legs so white!?

Bee stings on the butt.  It happens people.  It really happens.

Not pulling this Dutch Baby out of the oven on Easter morning… that’s not awesome at all.

Dutch Baby with Orange Sugar

Dutch Baby with Orange Sugar

A Dutch Baby is somewhere between a pancake and a pop over.  I whipped up a thin batter, poured it into a hot, butter-covered skillet, and let it bake for 18 minutes.  As soon as it came out of the oven I attacked it with orange sugar and cut it into giant slices.  It’s as delicious as breakfast gets.  So easy, so crispy with sugar, so perfectly spring.

Dutch Baby with Orange Sugar

Dutch Baby with Orange Sugar

Dutch Baby with Orange Sugar

adapted from Gourmet April 2009

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  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 3 large eggs at room temperature 30 minutes (run then under warm water if you’re in a hurry)
  • 2/3 cup whole milk at room temperature  ( I used 2% and was happy)
  • 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 skillet on middle rack of oven and preheat oven to 450°F.

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 orange sugar.

94 thoughts on “Dutch Baby with Orange Sugar

  1. oh wow, this looks awesome with the orange sugar. 2 questions — how many servings is it? and what size is that skillet you have it in?

  2. We love dutch babies and eat them often for breakfast. Wow. That was a weird thing to type… LOL! Thanks for sharing your version of a delicious treat.

  3. Mmmm yes, this sounds good. Especially with the orange sugar!

    Unfortunately, I’m getting my wisdom teeth out on Friday, so no Easter Sunday dutch baby for me…but I will definitely whip one up once I’m back on solid foods! Can’t wait to try it :)

  4. Gorgeous. And I’m with you on the not-awesome bathingsuit shopping. It. Is. Awful. And I guarantee my legs are whiter than yours. Maybe I can make myself feel better by making this. Yeah, that sounds perfect.

  5. YUM….Dutch babies have been on my “things to try before I die” list FOREVER, and these must be tried…SOON. Sadly, the lite yogurt/fiber cereal breakfast sitting in front of me does not elicit the drool effect that these babies do!

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