I can finally say that I am living with my husband again. I moved out on July 31st, 2010 and here I sit, on April 24th, 2011. That’s a full 9 months of living apart.
Just yesterday, he moved in with me, into our new home. And just today, he left me once again, to return to our old town because he still has one more week of work left. But let’s not dwell on the next 6 nights of loneliness, let’s talk about this great breakfast.
We arrived to our Farm about 8:30 last night with a 17 foot U-haul packed to the gills and an SUV with 8ft trailer in tow. The U-haul needed to be returned by 9:08am this morning so unpacking last night was a must.
A dreaded, dreaded, dreaded must.
Luckily for us, two of the most generous people in the world (plus my dad, who ranks up there as well), surprised the Omnivore and me by trailing our caravan (unbeknownst to us) to help us unpack the truck that they themselves had just spent their entire Saturday afternoon helping us load.
That was a long sentence, you might want to read it again. It is important.
The least I could do was order pizza. So I did that, and we chowed down on pizza and Oreos (actually, I was the only one eating the Oreos) around 10:30pm and continued on into the night until we hit the hay (hehe, we live on a Farm!) around 1:30am. The Omnivore and I woke early to return the truck, while the friends slept in, and then I paid them back with a delicious breakfast.
This is the first time I’ve made this recipe and when I opened the oven I burst into profanities (happy ones) and called everyone to the kitchen to take a look at my Dutch D@MN Baby.
There she is, all puffed up in all her glory. Take note of the kitchen thermometer, Alton Brown (I know you’re reading this).
Upon exiting the oven, the pancake deflates, but that’s okay, that’s how it is supposed to be. Sliced into fourths and served with maple syrup, this is a low maintenance breakfast fit for company. It is mixed up in a single bowl and poured into a prepared pie plate. Two dishes and a whisk dirtied and a delicious breakfast was served!
Dutch Baby (serves 4, although the Omnivore recommends it be served to only 2, because you’ll love it)
(adapted from a recipe posted on Tastetastic Voyage)
1/2 cup milk, room temperature
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon butter, melted
confectioner’s sugar, for dusting
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Place oven rack on the middle rack of your oven.
Whisk eggs. Add milk and whisk to combine. Whisk in sifted flour.
Prepare your baking dish by brushed 1 T of melted butter on the surface. Pour the batter into your prepared dish and bake at 450* for 20 minutes.