DSCN0345This morning, I woke up at 9:30  and all I wanted to do was go get my car. Unfortunately, my friends that I drove out last night weren’t awake (and wouldn’t be for a while), and my roommates were both doing grown-up stuff. My engaged roommate actually told me he couldn’t give me a ride because he had to go to Bed, Bath & Beyond with his fiancee. After calling my passed out friends a billion times, I resigned myself to a Saturday morning at home by myself. So I figured I might as well make brunch.

Enter the Dutch Baby, or German pancake, or whatever you want to call it. I hadn’t heard of this dish until high school, when I read a recipe for it in GQ. It’s super simple, and would definitely impress if you are having company for brunch. Which is recommended.

DSCN0344 DSCN0335DSCN0338Ingredients:

3 tablespoons butter

2 eggs

1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup milk

1 teaspoon sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

Topping: powdered sugar and lemon juice


  1. Turn the oven to 425 degrees. When it reaches temperature, put butter into a cast iron pan or pie plate and place in oven. While butter is melting, whisk together eggs, milk, flour, sugar and salt.
  2. Take pan out of oven once butter is melted, then add batter and put pan back in oven. Bake for 18 minutes or so, then remove and sprinkle with powdered sugar and lemon juice.