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A Dutch baby pancake is a pancake-crêpe-popover hybrid that is a match for lots of sweet and savory toppings and is large enough to share. Plus, it has a party trick — it puffs up in the oven though quickly fall once removed from the oven. Once cooked, choose from a myriad of toppings to really make it your own. Try powdered sugar, syrup, fruit preserves, lemon curd and big wedges of fresh lemon, cinnamon sugar, your favorite nut butter or seasonal fresh fruit like berries and mangoes.
Check out this basic Dutch baby recipe opens in a new tab then pull inspiration from these six examples below.
This cocoa-based Dutch baby opens in a new tab from @theoliveandmango opens in a new tab is topped with rich chocolate sauce and a strawberry sauce. It would also be a crowd-pleasing dessert after dinner or brunch.
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2. Lemon & Blueberry
The fruit-filled Dutch baby opens in a new tab by @thetravelingspoonchef opens in a new tab takes a classic dessert pairing — sweet and tart — and creates something that would be celebrated during breakfast too.
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3. Spring Onion
You had us at goat cheese. Who says Dutch baby pancakes need to be sweet? This version opens in a new tab with spring onions, herbs and goat cheese, would be a perfect star on a weekend brunch table.
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4. Lemon Ricotta & Tomatoes
This take on a savory Dutch baby pancake opens in a new tab is one to save for summer’s highly prized tomatoes. Enjoy more flavor in every bite by adding fresh herbs into the batter, then top with tangy lemon ricotta and sliced tomatoes. This is a pancake you can enjoy for any meal.
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Tea lovers will rejoice in the sweet, aromatic spice mixture in this custardy Dutch baby pancake opens in a new tab. Bonus: It can be mixed up the evening before and just given a quick whisk in the morning before baking.
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Ever wish you could have apple pie for breakfast? This Dutch baby packed with sliced apples opens in a new tab and topped with cinnamon and powdered sugar will satisfy that pie craving in the morning hours. Blogger Ashley McCormick also has recipes for lemon and berry compote versions opens in a new tab.