Pannekooken or Pannekoeken or Dutch Baby or . . .Puffy Pancake? Regardless of how you spell or say it, it is super yummy. Pannekoeken is a type of pancake that is baked in a pie plate via the oven and it puffs up around the edge. There was once a restaurant called Panekoeken and when ever someone would order one, the server would briskly walk to the table with the order while yelling "Pannekoekennnnnnnnnnn!". And I cannot tell a lie, it had been a very long time since I had one. And then I watched a Christmas episode of Bob's Burgers and they reference a Dutch Baby. And then I had to have one. No mistake. I needed one ASAP.
What makes this so yummy though? I love it because it's almost like a cross between a pancake and popover. It puffs, has a crusty edge and an almost custard/eggy (yet firm) bottom. I just love the texture. And the taste is divine by itself, rich and buttery. However, you can top it however you would like. Please note, in my photo, I made a "double". I have an extra-large, deep dish round pan that holds the volume of a standard cake mix. To make the recipe below, use a standard pie dish.
1/2 Cup Milk
1/2 Cup Flour
1 Cup Chopped Apples (optional)
2 TB Butter, Melted
Step 1: Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Meanwhile, mix eggs, milk and flour together in a bowl. Add chopped apples (if using).
Step 2: Pour the melted butter into the bottom of a pie pan. Pour in the batter and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Bake 15 - 20 minutes. The sides will puff up over the edge - and that's part of what makes this awesome!