Have you ever made a dutch baby? I saw a recipe for one recently and made it for a simple dinner that was so easy and delicious! The basic recipe goes as follows:
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees WITH the skillet preheating inside (my Calphlon ones are oven save to 450 degrees):
- 1/2 cup AP flour
- 1/2 cup mik
- 3 eggs
- Salt and pepper
Mix anything you like into the batter – chopped herbs, greens, diced peppers. Mine had spinach!
Pour batter into the pan and bake for ~20 minutes. The “crust” will puff up a lot and will shrink when you take it out.
Add any toppings you like (think pizza meets omelet) like pre-roasted or sauteed veggies, mushrooms, tomatoes, or greens, along with half a cup or so of a cheese of your choice (duh). Then, bake 3-5 minutes more.
The final result is like pizza meets omelet meets quiche! We sliced into four and ate it like pizza!
I had the last piece the next day with a salad. Note the peach + mozzarella ball salad combo – heart eyes!
Look what I found at the bottom of my workout clothes – my soccer jersey! She still fits : )
How long till you think I’ll be back to this? When I had to quit soccer at 10 weeks, I was quite devastated. Soccer was such a part of my life and it was so weird to go from playing every weekend to nothing. But recently I haven’t given it much thought other than getting jealous going to watch Thomas play a few times. But seeing this photo has me SO excited that my sabbatical is nearing its end. While I won’t be playing on a team this fall with a newborn and healing to do, technically I could play some light pick-up later in the year, and I am hoping to join an indoor team this winter starting in January. (Indoor is much less intense and the games are short so it would be a good way to ease back in.) I know with breastfeeding and sleeping and all the focus that comes with having a tiny baby joining multiple teams like I used to isn’t in the near future, BUT it’s something to look forward to with time! I joined my first team when Mazen was just about a year old, so while I might have another year to take it easy, I do hope to get back to it sooner rather than later, especially women’s league where babies on the sidelines are the norm.
Mazen used to call for me from the sidelines until I came off the field. This fall I will be cheering HIM on as he starts his first big boy team!
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog says
Ooh, you look super sporty! I had no idea you played footie 🙂
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
So sweet. I need to try a Dutch baby soon! This makes it look much easier than I remember!
I have never seen a savory Dutch baby, I love the idea! I’ve only had sweet ones with powdered sugar!
I have never seen a savory dutch baby, just sweet ones for breakfast. But that looks great and pretty easy too. I have to try it soon!
Devastating may not be the best word to use re: taking a break from soccer… maybe “disappointing?” Many people struggling with infertility would be devastated to find out they were not pregnant and thus be able to play another month. Food for thought.
I just got the news I have thyroid cancer.
Is that more or less ‘devastating’ than a couple who cannot have a baby?
There are degrees of meaning in words and I’m sure she wasn’t comparing herself to any one else when she used it. There is always someone worse than you – and someone better than you.
Perhaps the ‘food for thought’ is simply to be nice.
Linda @ the Fitty says
AP flour? What is that, Kath?
All purpose flour
I can’t wait to try this version of a Dutch baby! How exciting for Mazen to be starting soccer this fall!
I’ve never even heard of a Dutch baby but it looks delicious! I bet Mazen is so excited for soccer, especially since he’s been watching you and Thomas play for years. Did he enjoy swim team? My kiddo does a little better in non-team sports like swim (haha!).
Love the idea of a savory dutch baby. Sounds delicious!
Love your blog post title 😉
Jus curious Why did you quit soccer 10 weeks in? Or do you mean 10 weeks pregnant?? The American society of obstetricians and gynaecologists says it’s safe to continue exercise you were already doing prior to pregnancy – is soccer an exception to that? (Honestly don’t know)
I stopped at 10 weeks pregnant because it’s a contact sport and there is also a risk of falling on your stomach. I recently found out that one of my teammates played until she was above 30 weeks, and I was very surprised, but she was playing indoor so the level of contact was a lot less. There’s nothing wrong with running and kicking a ball, it’s just the risk of other people or the ball crashing into you or you falling over onto your stomach.
It’s SO good for boys to see their moms doing competitive sports! (And for girls of course.) I play rec softball and do CrossFit and I love that my kids know athletic competition and lifting heavy weights is something both males AND females do. You can hear it in the way they talk about it. “Mom hit a home run last night” in such a proud voice, or when they hear Daddy brag about Mom PRing a deadlift. I hope it helps instill in my sons equal respect for women as athletes. Good on you!
Thanks for the Dutch baby recipe! I saw it and immediately knew I’d make it for dinner for myself and the 2 year old last night. There are two restaurants in San Diego that are known for their amazing, delicious, overthetop apple Dutch babies.
I made ours in a cast iron skillet and topped it with marinara, shredded cheese and slices of turkey breakfast links we had in the freezer. A hit and SO EASY! I gave the kiddo slices for lunch at daycare – hope it’s good to her, reheated. Cheers, Kath!
Yum! I love your version! I gotta make this again.
A savory dutch baby is new to me – yummola! So going to try this easier-than-pizza meal 🙂
Jersey’s are SO comfy 🙂 That’s a fun find!
Dutch babies are so fun to make! Lately i’ve been making socca aka cecina which is crazy fast and easy- made with chickpea flour so it’s high fiber and protein. I like avocado, arugula and cherry tomatoes for toppings but like a dutch baby anything goes.
Iysure you will get back to soccer soon enough, in the meantime practicing mazen will be fun!
Emma Warner says
I love this recipe, but usually wait until I can get fresh Meyer Lemons. I will put some of the skin in using a microplane, then follow the rest of this recipe. There are few toppings better than a shake of powdered sugar and fresh lemon juice.
Maureen Neilsen says
Hi I am in Australia and our flours differ, what is AP flour, I am also Coeliac.
Love your reccipes, so healthy.