As an active Bookstagrammer, I’ve teamed up with Random House to work with them as a Random House partner. In May, I was sent Cravings by Chrissy Teigen. Of course, the first thing I tackled was something from her “Breakfast All Day” section.
When my husband and I teamed up to make these Dutch Baby Pancakes, we were hopeful they would come out looking as appetizing as the picture in the cookbook. They did not. Big fail. However, we learned what we did wrong. (It was literally evening out the butter spread in the skillet before putting it in the oven. That’s it.) Still, it tasted great.
Easy Dutch Baby Pancake Recipe in Cravings by Chrissy Teigen
So, this German (or is it Swedish?) recipe is taken right out of Cravings and is complete with my notes, images, and video (or Instagram reel) of my experience.
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Dutch Baby Pancake Ingredients
- 1 cup of flour
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup of milk
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 4 Tablespoons (or half a stick of butter) melted
- Maple syrup
- Powdered sugar for dusting (and making the picture look Pinterest worthy)
Dutch Baby Pancake Directions
- First, pre-heat the oven to 475 degrees F.
- Mix together the flour, eggs, milk, salt, and half of the melted butter (so 2 Tablespoons or 1/4 stick of butter). Chrissy says to do this in a blender. Believe it or, we don’t own a blender so we just used a large bowl and whisk.
- In a cast-iron skillet, heat the remaining butter in the bottom of the pan (so 2 Tablespoons or 1/4 stick of butter) over high heat until it is boiling and foamy. (We bought this skillet just to make this recipe for $18 on Amazon.)
- Right after the butter starts to foam in the skillet, pour batter into the hot skillet. Tip: What the recipe doesn’t say and what we learned is that you need to be sure the butter is evenly distributed on the top and bottom of the skillet. If it’s not, your pancake is only going to rise where you see the butter. It made ours look really weird.
- Then, put it in the oven for 17-18 minutes. Ours looked to be done after about 14 minutes after we saw the top was golden brown.
- You can add butter to the top of it before cutting and serving, as Chrissy’s recipe suggests, but ours had so much on top still that we didn’t need to.
- You can also serve this with fresh fruit, Yorkshire pudding, or fresh berries.
Chrissy Teigen’s Dutch Baby Pancake Review
Like I said, I wish the recipe would’ve mentioned moving the skillet around a bit to ensure the butter was evenly distributed so our Dutch Baby Pancake would look better, but it was still good for my first time. Honestly, I thought it tasted more like french toast than pancakes… and I actually like french toast more than pancakes, so it was a win in our house!
If you take a stab at this German pancake recipe, let me know how it goes. Find me on Instagram at @ChristinaAllDay. Hopefully, it looks better than mine!