Monday, February 15, 2021

Dutch Baby by Maya Corrigan +Giveaway

My favorite pancake is a Dutch Baby. I seldom make regular pancakes because I don't like to pour batter, flip, remove, and repeat over and over. For a Dutch baby serving 2-3, I pour batter once and bake it in the oven. My sleuth's Granddad, who won't try any recipe with more than five ingredients, would approve. What's your favorite kind of pancake? Respond in a comment for a chance to win the latest Five-Ingredient Mystery, GINGERDEAD MAN. 

INGREDIENTS

2 1/2 tablespoons butter or margarine

2 eggs

½ cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour

½ cup milk

pinch of salt

Optional: 1 teaspoon vanilla and powdered sugar for sprinkling




Preheat the oven to 425°F.

In a 9-inch glass pie plate or cast iron skillet, melt the butter in the oven; swirl or brush the butter along the bottom and side of the plate or skillet.

Whisk the eggs in a medium-sized bowl. Beat or whisk in flour, milk and salt just until mixed. A few lumps are okay. Pour the mixture into the heated plate or skillet.





Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until the Dutch baby is puffed up, golden in the middle, and browned along the edges.

If desired, sprinkle confectioners sugar over the top and add berries or treat it like a typical pancake, adding syrup or jam.

Cut in wedges like a pie to serve. A Dutch baby makes an excellent dessert as well as a breakfast dish!








For a chocolate version of Dutch baby, see Cleo Coyle's recipe on this blog.

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Maya Corrigan writes the Five-Ingredient Mysteries featuring café manger Val and her live-wire grandfather solving murders in a Chesapeake Bay town. Maya lives in a Virginia suburb of Washington, D.C. Before writing crime fiction, she taught American literature, writing, and detective fiction at Northern Virginia Community College and Georgetown University. When not reading and writing, she enjoys theater, travel, trivia, cooking, and crosswords.


Visit her website for easy recipes, mystery history and trivia, and a free culinary mystery story.

 

The 7th and latest book in Maya's series is Gingerdead Man.


During Bayport's Dickens of a Holiday festival, Val is hosting a private tea party for the volunteers dressed as Dickens characters including Scrooge and the Ghost of Christmas Past. A Santa who's more naughty than nice also comes to tea. An unexpected guest arrives, "shrouded in a deep black garment" like the eeriest Dickens ghost, and hands out gingerbread men with white icing skeleton bones. Though the creepy treat called a gingerdead man looks like a Halloween leftover, cookie addict Santa can't resist it. When the man in red turns blue, Val and Granddad have a cookie-cutter killer to catch.

Purchase Links and Sample Chapter

What’s your favorite type of pancake?

Comment before February 18 for a chance to win a paperback copy of Gingerdead Man. Be sure to put your e-mail address in the comment. For a winner who lives outside the U.S., I will substitute cozy mystery swag or downloadable goodies, due to the high cost of mailing books internationally.

52 comments:

  1. Love this recipe! Thanks so much for sharing. Great for these cold and rainy days.
    Joliver284@yahoo.com

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  2. For the most part, I am a purest when it comes to pancakes but if have always been partial to blueberry if I need to change it up. I wonder how a gingerbread Dutch Baby would taste, hmmmm. Thank you for your generous giveaway, your stories are great and I would love to add the Gingerdead Man to my holiday cozy collection!

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  3. Thank you, Tracy. I love blueberry pancakes too. Never tried a gingerbread one, but why not? Please come back and leave your e-mail address so I can contact you if you win the raffle.

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  4. Greatly appreciate the delicious sounding recipe for Dutch Baby that I most assuredly will be trying. My favorite pancake without a doubt has to be the one in front of me. Most times that's one with blueberries. We have access to a huge blueberry bush that I've gotten over a bushel berries off on one year. So there's always blueberries in freezer.

    Thank you for the chance to win a copy of "Gingerdead Man" which is on my TBR list. Love your books and love Christmas stories year round.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  5. As a kid my mom only made plain pancakes, so now my favorite is anything added- chocolate chips, raspberry, apple cinnamon, etc. I still like plain ones though. My only hard requirement is real maple syrup. We always tapped our own trees so anything not straight from the tree just isn't the same!
    kozo8989(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks for your comment, Alicia. I've never had "straight from the tree" maple syrup. I'm putting it on my bucket list!

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  6. Welcome. Thank you for sharing your recipe. It looks fabulous. My favorite pancake is from Walker Brothers. They make an apple pancake that is bigger than the plate. Our family of four can eat and eat and take half of it home still. It doesnt even need syrup. Just a little butter. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  7. Pancakes are so soothing, delectable and perfect especially this winter. I enjoy Lemon Poppy Seed pancakes which are my favorite. Thank you for your yummy recipe which I will try. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  8. I like pancakes, but since being diagnosed with diabetis I don't eat them very often. I do indulge occassionally the last time being blueberry crepes at Bob Evans-sooo good!

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    1. I prefer crepes to standard pancakes. Thank you for posting, Amber.

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  9. I saw a idea on facebook the other day about using muuffin mix to make pancakes-you can make a lot of different kinds very easily that way.
    Can't wait to try it

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  10. I like blueberry pancakes
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  11. Cinnamon Roll Pancakes are very tasty, if you like teh taste of cinnamon rolls.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  12. The blueberry pecan mascarpone pancakes at a local diner.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  13. I almost always order pumpkin spice pancakes. I just love them. pgenest57 at aol dot com

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  14. I love regular pancakes, that way I can dress them up anyway I want depending on my mood!!!! When my kids were little I'd make mickey mouse shapes, blueberries for eyes, strawberry for mouth & sometime whip cream or cake frosting. Thanks! nani_geplcs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  15. My favorite kind of pancake is made by someone besides me.

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  16. Love pancakes. But not very good at cooking them

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  17. My favorite is a variation of the Dutch pancake my husband makes with apples. He uses the cast iron skillet. Pour real maple syrup on that baby and I'm in breakfast heaven.

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  18. I normally have buttermilk pancakes. I've never had a Dutch baby pancake but this looks easy enough so, I think I will have to try it.
    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  19. Thank you for sharing the recipe. My favorite pancakes are Pumpkin pancakes. I treat myself once a year to them. If I find pumpkin marked down after the holidays, I sometimes will grab a can just for making my own pumpkin pancakes! Crain.julie54@gmail.com

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  20. That Dutch Baby looks delicious! I let my husband make pancakes these days and his blueberry ones are the best!
    lola777_22 at hotmail dot com

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  21. Looks delicious! My favorite pancakes are pecan pancakes.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. I love to add fruit to my pancakes. Blueberries are my favorite addition.
    turtle6422 at gmail dot com

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  23. I used to prefer buttermilk pancakes, but recently my daughter purchased a Disney Mickey Moused waffle maker. She does a vegan waffle batter because she is allergy to dairy. Yum. And the waffles look adorable. 1cow0993atgmaildotcom

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  24. Karen B
    One of my boys used to make these years ago and they were delicious! My favorite is a thinner pancake with butter and syrup - no blueberries!
    kpbarnett1941(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Thanks for your comment, Karen. I too like thinner pancakes.

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  25. I really love pumpkin pancakes. Thanks for the chance! JL_Minter(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  26. These are a lovely alternative to regular pancakes. I've always found them tricky with the flipping.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  28. Blueberry are my favorite pancake. With Wednesday being Shrove Tuesday the Dutch Baby would be great for supper

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  29. Any type as long as it;s gluten free and served with genuine maple syrup.
    sandra shenton thirteen at gmail dot come

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  30. I make a really good lemon blueberry pancake that I love. Thanks for the giveaway! aut1063(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. I like making crepes and filling them with interesting combinations. Surprisingly, strawberries, roasted jalapenos and honey is one of my favorites. We made a Dutch baby for the first time this week, and it may become my new favorite.
    macsterdaly@gmail(dot)com

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  32. I love blueberry pancskes.... of course plain does have a few perks....

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  33. Have always wanted to try a Dutch baby and may tomorrow since we are snowed in! Thanks for the recipe! bewitched67@gmail.com

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  34. Weird I may be, but I can't remember ever having had a pancake. My family and I are waffle people. I've heard people say that there really isn't any difference between the two, but we just don't do pancakes. Thanks for sharing this recipe (might have to make it and see if those people are right). Blackfur1129(at)aol(dot)com

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  35. I love easy recipes with few ingredients. My favorite pancake is pumpkin spice. Thank you for the chance at your giveaway. pgenest57(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Thank you for your comments. I've never had pumpkin spice pancakes, but they sound yummy!

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  36. I prefer waffles.
    wskwared(at)yahoo(dot)com.

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  37. I am not a big fan of pancakes although I do like German pancakes with not a lot of lemon on them. Wow it has been more than 20 years since I have had pancakes I used to make them for my kids when they were younger but now they have their own families and my son does make pancakes for the grandgirls and they love them. peggy clayton ptclayton2 @ aol.com

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