Monday, December 26, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Merry (Belated) Christmas to all you Christmas celebrators out there!!!!!! I hope you had a wonderful day. We did, starting off with this traditional breakfast from my childhood and ending with late-night Skype calls to family. Skype makes life so much easier. Anyways, back to the breakfast:
It's called a dutch baby. And it's delicious.
In the spirit of the season, I'd like to share the recipe with you. There aren't many meals from home that I can make here, but this is simple enough to practically make anywhere. Enjoy!

Crazy about Ukraine's Dutch Baby recipe
1/3 cup butter
5 large eggs
1 cup milk
1 cup flour
Preheat oven to 425F. Pat butter in a 9x13 inch baking dish and set in a 425F oven to melt. While the butter is melting, put the eggs in a blender and blend on high for one minute. Gradually add milk, then flour (slowly). Blend for 30 seconds. Remove baking dish from oven and pour the batter into the melted butter. Return to the 425F oven and bake until puffy and nicely browned, approximately 20-25 minutes. Serve immediately with powdered sugar, syrup, fresh lemon wedges, yogurt, jam, etc.
It will look kind of like this when you take it out of the oven. We have an old Soviet oven that the gas company guy called "scary" with only 3 temperatures: off, low, and high. Your creation might look prettier after baking but I guarantee you it will taste fantastic however it looks!
Happy Holidays!!

1 comment:

  1. HEY, we GOTTA Skype SOMEday ?? I hope you had a very MERRY CHRISTMAS, both of you! My warmest seasons greetings to you!