Dutch baby pancake

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Dutch baby pancake
Pudding
Dutch Babies.jpg
Small Dutch babies prepared in a home kitchen
Alternative name(s):
German pancake, Bismarck, Dutch puff
Place of origin:
United States
Main ingredient(s):
Eggs, wheat flour, milk, vanilla, cinnamon
Recipes at Wikibooks:
Cookbook Dutch baby pancake
Media at Wikimedia Commons:
Wikimedia Commons  Dutch baby pancake
 
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Dutch baby pancake
Pudding
Dutch Babies.jpg
Small Dutch babies prepared in a home kitchen
Alternative name(s):
German pancake, Bismarck, Dutch puff
Place of origin:
United States
Main ingredient(s):
Eggs, wheat flour, milk, vanilla, cinnamon
Recipes at Wikibooks:
Cookbook Dutch baby pancake
Media at Wikimedia Commons:
Wikimedia Commons  Dutch baby pancake
A Dutch baby with powdered sugar at The Original Pancake House
A Dutch Baby served with lemon slices, powdered sugar, butter, and a side of bacon

A Dutch baby pancake, sometimes called a German pancake, a Bismarck, or a Dutch puff, is a sweet popover that is normally served for breakfast. It is derived from the German pfannkuchen. It is made with eggs, flour, sugar and milk, and usually seasoned with vanilla and cinnamon, although occasionally fruit or another flavoring is also added. It is baked in a cast iron or metal pan and falls soon after being removed from the oven. It is generally served with fresh squeezed lemon, butter, and powdered sugar, fruit toppings or syrup. A basic batter incorporates 1/3 cup flour and 1/3 cup liquid per egg.

The Dutch Baby was originally served as three small Dutch babies served with powdered sugar and fresh squeezed lemon juice but eventually the "Big Dutch Baby" was invented and gained popularity. The Big Dutch Baby is usually what is referred to when reading about Dutch babies.

According to Sunset magazine,[1] Dutch babies were introduced in the first half of the 1900s at Manca's Cafe, a family-run restaurant that was located in Seattle, Washington and that was owned by Victor Manca.[2] While these pancakes are derived from the German pancake dish, it is said that the name Dutch baby was coined by one of Victor Manca's daughters. In 1942, Manca's Cafe owned the trademark for Dutch babies, although the cafe later closed in the 1950s.[citation needed]

The "Dutch" moniker refers to the group of German-American immigrants known as the Pennsylvania Dutch, where "Dutch" is a corruption of the German autonym deutsch.

The Dutch baby is a specialty of some diners and chains that specialize in breakfast dishes, such as the Oregon-founded The Original Pancake House or the New England-based chain Bickford's, which makes both a plain Dutch baby and a similar pancake known as the Baby Apple, which contains apple slices embedded in the pancake.

A David Eyre's pancake is a variation on the Dutch baby pancake named after the American writer and editor David W. Eyre (1912–2008).

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  1. ^ "Dutch baby pancakes," Sunset (magazine), February 1960.
  2. ^ History of Manca's Cafe

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