Friday, November 26, 2010

Dutch Baby + Strawberries & Sweetened Ricotta

"A Dutch baby a day!" the wife exclaimed after the first bite of this amazing and perplexing treat. I whipped up this one from a recipe I spotted in GQ. It's as simple as you can imagine. The cool thing is watching the batter climb the walls of the pan and then tower over them. I watched it happen, and I'm still not sure how it works. I am sure that is is one of the most delicious desserts I have ever tasted. I'm sure it'd be wonderful sprinkled with a little powdered sugar, but we couldn't resist stuffing it with macerated strawberries and sweetened ricotta cheese.







Dutch Baby

2 eggs
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
pinch nutmeg
2 tablespoons butter

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place a 10-12 inch frying pan into the oven with the butter. Once the butter melts, pour the batter into the pan and return it to the oven for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Filling:

1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries
1/8 cup sugar

1/2 cup ricotta
2 teaspoons honey
1 tablespoon cane sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla paste
1 tablespoon milk

1/2 a lemon
tablespoon of powdered sugar

Mix strawberries with 1/8 cup sugar and set aside. Whisk together the ricotta, honey, sugar, vanilla, and milk until well incorporated. Spoon the strawberries into the dutch baby, top with cheese mixture, squeeze the lemon on top, and sprinkle with powdered sugar. No real need for those forks; as you see in the photograph, you might as well just tear into it using your hands. Hmmm...I wonder what I'll put in tomorrow's Dutch baby.

47 comments:

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JoeyAvila said...

THIS LOOKS AMAZING!

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Happy Frog and I said...

Hi there, congratulations on getting blog of note, I was the next one after you last week! As a vegetarian I am glad I found this site and will be following.

digitorum-brevis? o: said...

haha it looks soooo good :D
i HAVE to try it out
but ok i have a question: why are you vegetarian?
x

Michelle said...

I was looking for a dessert for a casual dinner with friends tonight. Think I found it! many thanks it looks amazing!

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Justin Fox Burks said...

but ok i have a question: why are you vegetarian?
x

I'm a vegetariam because it is the best choice for me. I feel healthy and strong eating this way. I'm not an activist; I'm just a guy who loves to eat. Thanks for looking!

-TCV

Harvey K said...

Hm, why is it called a "dutch baby"?

BobbieNoSocks said...

I found you via blogs of note. My wife's a vegetarian and we're always looking for great dishes that both of us can eat. I'm glad I found you.

Levonne said...

Hi Chubby Vegetarian! Excellent blog. Congrats on being named a blog of note. Take care and come on over and visit my blogs if you have minute. I love photography and Central Coast California.

Levonne said...

Justin. For some reason I couldn't access your Photography blog. I'll try again at some point.

Simon said...

oh, this dessert looks so tempting! Today my girlfriend cooked me some delicious cupcakes with nuts and raisins, i ate like 7 of them and now i am looking at this dessert and i could't ressist to it! I worship dessert coockers :)

blue eyed girl said...

so much for behaving after thanksgiving until christmas...I'm going to give this a try tonight! so yummy looking :)

MissAlyssa said...

this looks amazing!!

Anonymous said...

Dutch Babies are awesome! We like sauteed apple slices (in butter with a sprinkle of cinnamon or not) and dried cranberries in the middle--and maybe a few carmelized chopped walnuts. Will have to try strawberries tho--looks yummy!

Juli Jackson said...

Looks fabulous! I've always wanted to go vegetarian, and now I actually found foods to eat!
<3 the average teen

Justin Fox Burks said...

Justin. For some reason I couldn't access your Photography blog. I'll try again at some point.

Possibly the device. It's a flash site which is no good for an iphone.

Cindy said...

Wow...thx. I can't wait to try this...it looks amazing!

asimplelifeinspired said...

Just finished making (and eating!) this with my husband, it is SO GOOD. We just used icing sugar on top as we don't have any fresh berries or ricotta in the house. It was amazing and so easy to make! Thanks so much!

anne said...

awww, what a lovely blog! gorgeous recipes :)
we call this base "yorkshire pudding" it is traditionally served with roast beef and vegetables, but this looks like a divine adjustment, I will most certainly try it

tryinmakeachange. said...

hmmmm lush!!!

Joy said...

mmm, a sweet yorkshire pud with strawberries? Sounds lush!

Ms. Ryterski said...

Wow, I'm anxious to try this. It looks amazing!

Franka said...

It looks delicious! i will try it

Paul C said...

Your recipes look oh, so, delectable. Glad I discovered your blog.

Free-Flowing-Thought said...

Oh My GOSH!!!! I have been in need of someone like you who could help re-kick my interest into cooking. I'm the only vegetarian in my family and to be fair its not easy!!! Thanks to your sight I really think I might be able to make life easier for all of us because your dishes look stunning and I bet they taste even better.
I can't wait to thank my mum for cooking me seperate meals with a Dutch Baby!!!! Thankyou :D

Christine said...

I just recently got started in the blogging world, and am excited to come across your blog! I am a vegetarian as well, and am thankful you seem to post lots of tasty recipes on here! Good luck in the future of bloggage, and God bless! :]

Marius said...

Being dutch I find the name of the dish a little disturbing. ;)

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RSA Now said...

So simple yet sooooooo delicious! I like to fill mine with scoops of vanilla ice cream then add a nice big drizzle of Bailey's all over :)

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the dutch baby! We just tried it tonight... Also love your site, I've been looking for more vegetarian recipes and everything you make sounds so good.

George said...

Its wonderful

Valerie said...

This looks so good. YUM!!

Rejecting 300 said...

That is called a German Pancake in my mom's house. She serves it for breakfast with powdered sugar, melted butter, and maple syrup.

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Evelyn Campbell Curtis said...

Growing up, we called these pop up pancakes. We would bake them in glass pie pans. I still make them occasionally for my kids. However, I have never thought of filling it with yummy strawberries and such! I'll have to try that!

chocoholic said...

Wow! That looks great! I have to try it.

CookieBee said...

FYI, Dutch Baby's also make a great savory dish. Omit the sugar and make a topping of your choice. I like sauteeing up a wild mushroom mixture. Delicious!

MidtownBrown said...

I,ve made these for breakfast, filled with bananas, toasted pecans and maple syrup.

Anonymous said...

Okay so I fell in love with how this dessert looked- until I tried to make it at home. I did it twice and neither time did the "edges rise up." I tried adjusting my temperature, whipping the eggs just right, and everything- just was NOT successful. Is there a trick to this? I thought I was a good baker until I tried to make this :-(

The Chubby Vegetarian said...

No trick. Are you using a non stick pan? That may affect the pancakes ability to climb. Not sure. Preheat the oven. Give it another shot.

CookieBee said...

Also make sure you aren't using too large of a pan...

CookieBee said...

Also make sure you aren't using too large of a pan.