We have always been a puff pancake, dutch baby kind of family. There is the drama in the puff, and the delicate sweetness and custardy texture is a favorite. In all honesty, we would rather make one big pancake instead of many little ones so we can actually eat breakfast with everyone as opposed to standing by the stove working batches! This one was inspired by that classic combination of cherries and vanilla. The fruit inside makes it sort of like a French clafoutis, another custardy dessert we love. You can sub any berry in, but the cherries pack a nice sweet tart punch! Be sure to have everyone siting when you pull it from the oven as the puff doesn't last long!
Cherry Vanilla Dutch Baby
serves 4-6 in 9 inch oven proof skillet
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup cherries, pitted and halved
6 tablespoons butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. vanilla bean paste (if you can't find add one more tsp. vanilla extract)
Preheat oven to 425
Whisk together the flour, milk, eggs, sugar and vanillas until smooth.
In an oven proof 9 inch skillet melt butter and swirl along the sides of the pan. Add batter and scatter cherries on top. After about 1 minute, place in oven and bake for 12-15 minutes.
Pancake will be puffed and golden brown.
Serve immediately with syrup or jam or a squeeze of lemon!
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