Well, tonight, we were going just to snack on some almonds while watching the 6th game of the World Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians in Cleveland. But after the Cubs got three quick runs in the very first inning, my instinct was to make something quickly for us to snack on while we watched the rest of the game.
So, I heated the oven to 425 degrees and melted half a stick of butter in a 10 inch skillet. In a small bowl, I mixed up a half cup of flour, 3 eggs, a tablespoon of sugar and a half cup of milk (actually some cream with some water because I was out of milk.) Whisked it all together and waited for the oven to preheat and then heated the skillet with the melted butter in the hot oven for 3 minutes before I pulled it out quickly and poured in the batter.
I set the timer for 20 minutes. After about 12 minutes, I walked over to take a peek in the oven window. Imagine my astonishment when I saw the ‘dutch baby’ had risen gigantically! At 20 minutes, I turned it down to 300 degrees for 5 more minutes according to the recipe I followed.
On the table, I placed a jar of raspberry preserves, some butter and maple syrup. We can figure out how we’d like to eat this baby after it comes out of the oven – enough nervous energy dessert to watch the rest of the game! JUST STUPENDOUS!!