Yes, you read that right.
Chocolate Peach Dutch Baby is in the house!
Put your hands up and BOW DOWN to the newest baby boo in your stomach-oo!
Pernigotti Cocoa Powder added to a well-loved recipe for wild and crazy oven pancakes with all manner of added ingredients. torpedos of fresh homemade sticky peach jam plopped throughout the batter. More jam slammed on top before eating. KA-POW!
It's like: sticky, chewy on the edges. I took another bite, just then, to really analyze it for you. Or: to really em-alyze it for you (Get it? Did you get it?). It's a chocolate-y, creamy hello with a bright, warm touch to the back of your throat by the peach jam. Toothsome, more satisfying than CocoPuffs, nicely sweetened by coconut sugar's nutrient-rich comfort, a beautiful guilt-free breakfast. Enjoy with a full heart.
How can you make, too?
Oh, please do.
Petite Chocolate Peach Dutch Baby
Peach Jam (recipe from Martha Stewart)
makes approx. one pint
Proportions for small cast iron pan (approx. 8-inch diameter)
1. JAM - Working in batches, pulse peaches in a food processor until chunky. Transfer to a small saucepan, and add sugar, lemon juice, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Boil, continuing to stir, until bubbles slow, foam subsides, fruit rises to the top, and jam sticks to a spoon when lifted. Let cool. Refrigerate until completely cooled. Peach jam can be refrigerated for up to 2 months (from Martha Stewart).
Can also be cooked down in a slow cooker after pureeing.
2. DUTCH BABY
3. THE EATING OF IT - After a few cooling minutes, divide Dutch Baby into quarters. On each quarter, place a heaping spoonful of peach jam.
The options are endless.
I make Dutch babies in different size cast-iron skillets, depending on how many I'm feeding: medium-sized cast iron pan if feeding friends, an extra large pan if feeding very hungry friends, or a small cast iron pan when just feeding myself. The basic combination of butter, eggs, milk, flour, salt can scaled up or down; sweet and savory supplements are to be added at the cook's discretion.
Technique - ADDING APPLES OR ONIONS OR OTHER HARDER MIX-INS
When adding an ingredient that needs to be softened before eating (pear, onion, apple, etc), just put it in the pan with your butter in the oven while the thing is preheating, with some sugar or other sweetener if you're aiming for caramelization.
[NOT PICTURED] SAUSAGE ONION KALE DUTCH BABY WITH HEAT
Sautée chopped onions in a cast iron pan, then add good sausage and chopped hearty greens. Add a little spice to the batter and pour in cast iron on top of sausage-veg. Bake.
BLACKBERRY PESTO DUTCH BABY (with optional RABBIT AND CREME FRAICHE)
Do not add sugar to batter. Drop blackberries (fresh or frozen) into pan once butter is melted, oven is hot, and batter is poured into warm cast iron pan. When done, spread patches of fresh basil pesto. Optional: Add strips of rabbit sautéed in butter and salted well. Dollop creme fraiche on top.
STRAWBERRY CINNAMON DUTCH BABY
Add 1/2-1 teaspoon of cinnamon to batter. Add coconut sugar to batter. Drop chunks of strawberry into pan on top of batter. Sprinkle a hefty amount of cinnamon on top, and bake.
CLASSIC POWDERED SUGAR AND LEMON JUICE DUTCH BABY
Add coconut sugar to batter. Bake until brown on edges. Drizzle with ample lemon juice and send down copious amounts of powdered sugar.
PLUM JAM AND SAGE DUTCH BABY
Add 1/2 teaspoon dried sage to batter. Streak batter-filled-pan with homemade Italian purple plum jam, lots. Sprinkle more dried sage on top and bake.
BLACKBERRY DUTCH BABY
Load the pan with hella frozen blackberries in the middle of spring, before any other fruit is ready. Talk to a cute dog while you bake.
CINNAMON APPLE DUTCH BABY
Heat chopped apples with butter in oven. Add cinnamon and coconut sugar to batter. Sprinkle cinnamon on apples and on top of batter in pan. Bake.
TART YELLOW PLUM JAM WITH FINES HERBES
Mix 1-2 tablespoons French Fines Herbes blend (combination of usually parsley, chervil, lovage, thyme, tarragon, chives, dill, marjoram, basil, and/or cress) into batter. Drop spoonfuls of tart homemade yellow plum jam (just a bit of coconut sugar added while reducing) into batter. Bake. Serve with yogurt, more herbes, and more jam.
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