Friday, March 14, 2014

Dutch Pastry

For those of you who are interested in learning about gardening, freebies and deals and some great recipes, head on over to One Hundred Dollars A Month. To sum up, the author decided to reduce their food bill to $100 a month. Yep, you read it correctly, $100 a month! Needless to say, she is much better with her budget than I am. We are currently at about $200 a month, CSA included for organics. Now, she also grows a ton more food. Literally. She grows a ton or more worth of food than we do. We are getting there though.

The other evening, I was perusing her site and found this interesting looking recipe for a Dutch pastry. As soon as I read the ingredients and saw it used 8 eggs, I decided to give it a go.

Dutch Pastry
8 fresh eggs
2 cups organic flour
2 cups organic milk (I used raw)
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla bean paste (her recipe calls for 1 vanilla bean, scraped but I didn't one)
1/2 tsp organic cinnamon
5 TBSP organic unsalted butter

Whisk 8 eggs in a bowl.
Stir in the flour, vanilla, cinnamon.
Add milk and salt. *Mixture will be slightly lumpy.
Cover the bowl and let it sit on the kitchen counter overnight. *My husband worried about this being left out with the raw eggs and milk but from the comments, it seems that it is fine. Ours was fine.

Mixture will look bubbly in the morning.
In the morning, Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Place butter in the bottom of a 9×13 pan and put the pan into the oven until butter is melted. Remove from the oven and swirl the butter to coat the bottom and sides of the pan.
Whisk batter until there are no remaining lumps.
Pour the mixture into the pan.

Bake for 30-45 minutes, or until the middle of the puff has risen and turns golden brown.

We served with maple syrup, although I did try it with a sprinkle of confectionery sugar to see if it tasted like fried dough.

The Verdict? It was very good. The boys ate half of the pastry by themselves. It was very eggy flavored and tasted a lot like french toast. I will definitely be making this again. It is a super easy recipe for company too. Next time I will serve with bacon and fresh fruit on the side. And coffee for me. (Nutella would also make this taste amazing!)

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  1. This looks really similar to one of my families favorites, german pancakes, looks delicious! I would love to invite you to share your recipe at my linky party, Meal Planning Monday Recipe Link-Up. Happy St. Patrick's Day! :)

    1. Thanks for stopping by. They are similar. I have made German Pancakes in the past (in my cast iron pan!) and they are also delicious.

  2. this looks yummy, recipe sounds easy, I can't wait to try it :)

  3. Thank you so much for linking up to the "From The Farm" blog hop! This looks like a dish my son would go nuts for! I so appreciate you sharing!

  4. Similar to Popover Pancakes we had as a child. Fun to watch pop up then fall over. Lots of butter and confectioners sugar then syrup. :)

  5. wondering if I could use gluten free flour in this recipe so can make for husband who can't eat gluten

    1. Hi Cheryl.

      I have never experimented with other flours. I bet you could substitute the same as you would any of your other recipes. Let us know how it comes out..


  6. Thanks for sharing on Mostly Homemade Mondays! Please join us again tomorrow :)

    Kelli (


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