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Friday, May 2, 2014

Birthday Brunch - Dutch Baby

Whenever I'm having a difficult time deciding what to get someone for their birthday, cooking is always an unfailing option for me. A prepared meal for someone they can can enjoy while we catch up on things is as personalized as you can give for a gift. For Holly's birthday, I promised her brunch at our place with the girls. Rather than trying to figure out what new kid-friendly restaurant we can check out, it was better to have the girls play at our place while we ate. At least we had Juku and Kami to keep the girls busy. Oh and refrigerator magnets, they definitely keep Sully busy.

This time I snagged a recipe from Food and Wine, Mixed-Berry Dutch Baby. Never had one before so I thought I'd give it a whirl.



Ingredients

3 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
1/3 cup sugar
Pinch of salt
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
2/3 cup milk
2 cups raspberries
2 cups blackberries
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
Confectioners' sugar, for dusting


  1. Preheat the oven to 425° and heat a 10-inch cast-iron skillet over moderate heat. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs with the finely grated lemon zest, sugar and salt until combined. Add the flour and milk and whisk until smooth. Add 1 cup each of the raspberries and blackberries.
  2. Melt the butter in the skillet and add the batter, spreading the fruit evenly. Bake in the center of the oven for about 22 minutes, until the edges are browned and puffed and the center is lightly browned in spots. Transfer the skillet to a trivet and dust the Dutch Baby with confectioners' sugar. Cut into wedges and serve with the remaining fresh berries.

Happy Birthday Holl Doll! Amado and I really appreciate having you and the girls (and Ryan too I guess haha) be a part of our lives. We've seen your family grow and you've been there with us for one of the biggest moments Amado and I had. Thanks for letting us be a part of it all. Also thank you for saving me from those moments when we're hanging out together and strangers give us the -why doesn't Marley and Sully look the "dad" (me) look.
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