感恩節的週末早晨, 天空灰灰暗暗, 讓人不禁想要吃一口軟綿綿甜蜜蜜的鬆餅. 若是能夠加上鹹酥香脆的培根和一大杯好咖啡, 那就保證會有一天的好心情.
Dutch Baby 是鬆餅的一種 (但不知為何叫這可愛的名字), 通常是用平底的鐵鍋來烘烤, 但其實只要是可以放進烤箱的平底鍋都可以. 鬆餅的材料不多, 只有牛奶, 雞蛋, 麵粉和少許融化的奶油. 因為食譜中沒有糖, 所以也可以做成鹹的口味, 例如加入火腿片和起司粉，一定也不錯.
這是一種快速又特別的早餐, 大約可以在 15 到 20 分鐘內完成, 但唯一要注意的是要趁熱馬上吃, 因為漲的高高的大鬆餅在拿出烤箱後, 很快就會因為溫度的快速變化而塌下.
Dutch Baby is also called German Pancake. It's a big, puffy pancake which tranditionally is baked in a cast iron pan with basic pancake batter, which are made of milk, egg, flour and melted butter.
This is a very fast breakfast to prepare, and only take about 15 to 20 min from start to finish. Think about it, you can make a big fluffy, golden brown pancake to serve 4 people, instead of makeing 12 regular size pancakes. What a time saver recipe.
Since the batter does not contain sugar, so it could be a savory treat as well, so the variation for Dutch Baby could be endless. The only thing need to remember is, you have to serve it right away, the rise-up-high pancake will fall dramaticlly, even thought it will still taste yammy, but just not so grand looking after a few minutes.
Classic Dutch Baby is plain, without any filling in it, and after it comes out from the oven, just top the hot pancake with a lot of powder sugar and serve it with some fruit jam.
In this picture, I sprinkle some fresh lemon zest on top of it, and serve it with lemon wages.
This delicious and quick breakfast certainly make my day!!
Recipe from A Real American Breakfast by Cheryl Alters Jamison & Bill Jamison