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I don’t know about you guys, but I find that I have ridiculously high expectations for recipes I find online. I feel like if someone took the time to photograph and post about an amazing something or other that they’ve discovered, it should be amazing. Obviously, as I type this I contradict myself. A few of the recipes I have posted have been things I didn’t like (anything with pumpkin), but this morning I once again found myself disproportionately disappointed with a new recipe. Always with Butter is the blog I where I found the recipe for the sinfully delicious Chocolate Cherry Coffee Bread, so when I decided to whip up a Blueberry Dutch Baby for breakfast this morning, I was really looking forward to tasting the results. Long story short, it just wasn’t what I was expecting. I was thinking it would be like a cross between a pancake and a crepe. Not sweet, but still fluffly and bread-like, and it just wasn’t. The consistency was right, but the flavor was really egg-y, more like a cross between a crepe and a fluffy omelet. Andy loved it, but I settled for grapes and nutty grain toast instead.
Oh well, you win some, you lose some. I still say give it a go, see what you think. All and all it really isn’t a difficult recipe, and if you lack a 12″ iron skillet like I do, you can make do with a non-stick cake pan…or a greased regular cake pan. My only other advice, keep an eye on your dutch baby, mine baked up a little faster than the recipe indicated so I had to pull it out a few minutes early to avoid over cooking it.
Photo and recipe are from the aforementioned website.