Friday, August 24, 2012

Foodie Friday: Dutch Baby with Blueberry Sauce

No, I am not advocating munching on infants from the Netherlands, but rather brunching on a delicious puffy oven pancake. It is super easy to make and even easier to enjoy. It would be a great easy dish to serve when you have company over for breakfast or brunch...looks impressive, but SO simple.

First off, I made Abby Dodge's delightful blueberry sauce. I have had it on everything from French toast to ice and adore it. This recipe is from her wonderful cookbook, The Weekend Baker.


  • 3 pints fresh blueberries, rinsed and dried
  • 2/3 cup granulated or firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • Pinch of table salt


  • In a medium saucepan, combine 1 ½ cups of the blueberries (about ½ of the total amount), brown sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest and salt. 
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. 
  • Reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring constantly, until the berries are soft and the liquid is syrupy, about 3 minutes. 
  • Slide the pan from the heat and add the remaining blueberries.
  •  Using the back of a spoon, gently press the fresh blueberries against the side of the pan until lightly crushed.

The pancake comes together in a flash and tastes like brunch ought to when smothered in this sauce. 


  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Powdered sugar, if desired


  • Heat oven to 400°F. In 9-inch glass pie plate, melt butter in oven; brush butter over bottom and side of pie plate.
  • In medium bowl, beat eggs slightly with wire whisk or hand beater. Beat in flour, milk and salt just until mixed (do not overbeat). Pour into pie plate.
  • Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until puffy and deep golden brown. Serve pancake immediately topped with berries. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.


  1. FYI, since I clicked through to pin this, I read all of your posts via gReader! I've seen you mention a couple times that you weren't sure if anyone was reading, so I'm here to say that I'm definitely reading! Keep up the good work!

    ~ Kristen

    1. Kristen,
      I am so glad that you clicked and that you have caught up on all the posts! I'll keep writting if you keep reading :)
      Thanks again,