05 November 2011

Chocolate Chip Dutch Baby

When I was flipping through my cookbook, I saw this recipe and knew that Rylan would LOVE this for breakfast.  I also knew that I wouldn't like it...mostly because I have a very vivid memory of ordering chocolate chip pancakes, shaped like Mickey Mouse, when I was six years old at Disneyland.  My parents kept saying, "You won't eat it...You won't like it," and yet, I just had to have the disgusting mound of pancakes filled with chocolate chips, and covered with whipped cream, chocolate chips, chocolate syrup and probably a cherry.  Of course, my parents were absolutely correct. I didn't eat the chocolate chip Mickey Mouse pancakes.  Anyways, I digress...

So, yes, when I saw this recipe, I knew I would have to make it for Rylan.  When Tim and I woke up this morning, we decided he would try to make german pancakes (that didn't work out so well) and I would make the chocolate chip dutch baby.  The recipe was a roaring success with the kids.  I didn't try it.  Tim said it was too sweet.  I think we'll try it again, but use berries.

Here's the recipe if you're interested!

3/4 c. 2% milk
1/2 c. flour
2 T. sugar
1/4 t. salt
2 large eggs
2 T. butter, divided
1/3 c. chocolate chips
3 large bananas, sliced diagonally
1/2 c. whipped topping

1.  Preheat oven to 450.
2.  Place a 9-inch cast iron skillet in the oven for 15 minutes.  Combine the first 5 ingredients; stir with a whisk until smooth.  Melt 1 T. butter in preheated pan until browned, swirling to evenly coat the pan.  Add batter; sprinkle evenly with chocolate chips.  Bake at 450 for 10 minutes or until puffed and brown.
3.  Serve with sliced bananas and whipped cream.

**The kids said they were very use your judgement with the chocolate chips.  Also, Tim did say that eggs with chocolate chips in them weren't great...I have no idea what that means, but maybe this is just a kid recipe.

Anyways, let me know if you try this and what you think!