My mom and I have been going through her recipes. We’ve talked about who in the family made this or that. Apparently, my great aunt Orba made a spectacular white cake. (I don't remember her cake.) My maternal grandpa’s fried frog legs were a summer treat (I remember these.) Some of my mom’s recipes I remember fondly. Others still make me cringe (her meatloaf...with nutmeg...)
Breakfast isn’t my favorite meal of the day – it comes too early in the morning – but I do love ‘breakfast’ food any time of the day. One of my mom’s recipes I’ve always liked is Dutch Babies aka Puff Pancakes. She remembers them as a staple for breakfast when she was little (born 1933). She assumes her mom made them for her older siblings, so the recipe is older than the “c. 1930” date I put on the recipe.
Anyway, Dutch Babies have few ingredients, are easy to make, and don’t take long to bake.
My kind of cooking.
Dutch Babies (Puff Pancakes) c. 1930
*Bake at 400°
for 25 minutes.
*Recipe fills one pie plate (pan)
*Serve with syrup, sprinkle with powdered sugar, or sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar
½ cup flour
½ cup milk
¼ tsp. salt
2 tblsp. Butter
*Melt butter in pie plate – Pie plate MUST be hot – Put plate
in oven while you mix the batter
*Beat the eggs
*Add flour, salt, & milk – Mix Well
*Pour batter into hot pie plate
*Bake until lightly browned and puffed – edges tend to be darker brown
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