Dutchbaby pancakes with peaches are a great indulgent and luxurious breakfast option. Made of flour, eggs and milk, this is a cross between the good old pancake,crepe and a popover. This German pancake is also called Bismarck and is extremely delicious when served with lots of powdered sugar, butter and fruits of choice. Here, I have used season fresh sweet peaches to add a different flavor to these pancakes. Takes 20 mins to make and is lip-smacking good!
I like spoiling the people I love. I don’t spoil them with material gifts though. I spoil them rotten with good food. Rings a bell? Hey if you are here, reading this dinner story of mine, drooling at the pictures and scrolling down to see what you need to buy from the ingredient list, I am sure you follow the same rule too. Rule of spoiling them with good food that is. So the husband’s birthday was a week back. If you are on Instagram, you might know of the cake I finally baked him. Totally last minute and the super awesome desi meal extravaganza I wooed him with. But, you might have also chanced upon the picture of this pretty little thing here. You see, I was spoiling him silly this time, a good 3 days before he turned 33.
These Dutchbaby pancakes with peaches have been in my mind forever. Ever since I saw the video on The Kitchn, I have been meaning to get on with it and just Dutch the usual pancakes! So somehow that day everything worked out and before I knew it, my pancakes were puffing their way into the oven ceiling and my home was smelling of cinnamon, vanilla and peaches! Need I describe what it was doing to my senses or can you fathom that from the pictures? I am sure you can!!
These pancakes use a lot of egg , so they typically rise up quite high while baking, but sadly deflate once taken out of the oven. What you are left with is a soft and tender on the inside pancake with slightly crisp light edges. Smothered in powdered sugar, little bit more butter and may be a squeeze of lime, these are amazing just as it is.
But if like me you want to take these Dutchbaby pancakes with peaches to their next best level, do what I did and go the whole hog. I meant it to look like dessert for breakfast, and honestly after this Dutchbaby pancakes with peaches that morning, P shockingly didn’t want any sweet for dinner. Shocker in our household. (He’s an ant.. shhhh)
The key to making an incredible Dutchbaby pancakes with peaches lies not in the ingredients, not in the whisking, rather in the heating of the cast iron skillet!! Yes, you heard me right.
All you need is a good quality cast iron skillet, an oven and a blender. No tedious whisking, no waiting forever. Ready in a jiffy and hey, another good news, these are heavy enough to feed two! I used my Lodge 6″ cast iron pan for this and it was enough for the two of us. But if you have a 10″ skillet, use that and your breakfast is done even for a group of four. Just take it out of the oven, garnish, slice and serve the wedges. Easy, peasy, done! I use a Handy Nutri bullet for all my blending purposes.
I used bourbon in these Dutchbaby pancakes with peaches to make them even more delicious, and went a step ahead and topped them with some homemade black forest ice-cream and chocolate syrup for P, since he’s Ant-man and all. Long established fact. But I had them without the ice-cream and it was just as amazing. But then again, I have made them without bourbon too and they are amazing. Just be sure to caramelize the peaches! The smell of vanilla and cinnamon wafting through air is seriously amazing.
Also, how great are peaches?? Made this wonderful Southern style peach iced tea and totally loved it! More peach recipes coming up soon.
These are extremely versatile though. Use any fruity jam/syrup you have on hand. If nothing else, add a little Nutella to these Dutchbaby pancakes with peaches and you have yourself a delicious breakfast ready.I am sure that would be lovely too. But do make these and treat yourself to a spot of luxury before madness of the day unfolds.
Products from my kitchen:
- For the Dutchbaby Pancake:
- All-purpose flour - ½ cup
- Milk - ½ cup ( You can use 2%, or whole, upto you)
- Peaches - 2, cut into thin wedges.
- Cinnamon powder - ½ tsp
- Bourbon - ¼ cup
- Sugar to caramelize the peach - 2 tbsp
- 2 large eggs
- Granulated sugar - 3 tbsp( adjust as per taste and personal preference)
- Lime juice - of half a small lemon.
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- Powdered sugar for dusting.
- Ice cream of choice (optional)
- Chocolate syrup to drizzle on top.
- Plum pieces to dress the pancake on top.
- Heat the oven to 425°F or 220C.
- Place the skillet in the oven and let it heat up too. While that's happening, start with the batter.
- Blending is the easiest and best option here since it ensure a completely lump free batter. So no need of whisking etc. Just get your blender out, and start.
- Combine the eggs, milk, flour, sugar, vanilla, and salt in a blender or food processor. Blend for about 30 seconds, scraping the sides once in between till completely blended. Its a rather liquid batter, so dont worry.
- Rest the batter for 15-20 minutes.
- Bring out the skillet from the oven to the gas using gloves. Remember the skillet will be hot!!
- Add the butter to the pan, swirl to coat completely. on the bottom and the sides.
- Next add the sugar for caramelizing. Once it starts turning liquid add the bourbon and cook till alcohol evaporates, about 4 mins. Then add the peach slices, cinnamon powder and let them cook in the sugar till soft and the sugar gets caramelised on the peaches. Arrange the peaches in the single layer.
- Now pour the batter into the skillet, right on top of the peaches, slightly swirling the pan to ensure the batter has evenly coated the entire skillet.
- Place the skillet in the oven.
- Bake for 15 to 20 minutes: The Dutch baby is done when puffed, lightly browned across the top, and darker brown on the sides and edges.
- Remove from oven and serve straight from the skillet. It will deflate soon but thats normal!!
- Garnish as per desire and enjoy!
You can use any stone fruit you want, although blueberries, cherries and peaches are the best.
Dont put the fruits on top of the pancakes to make them look pretty!! The pancake wont rise.
You can also serve this with any jam or even fruit compote and some Greek /Frozen yogurt of choice if you want to keep it healthy.
Disclaimer: Recipe of the Dutchbaby pancakes has been adapted from TheKitchn. The addition of bourbon caramelized peaches is mine as is serving it with the blackforest ice cream.