Monday, May 06, 2013

Mini Dutch Baby Pancakes with Strawberry Compote

Mini Dutch baby pancake also known as German pancakes are pancakes made with flour, eggs butter, and milk that are prepared in a sizzling hot skillet and bake until the sides of the pancakes raise high above the pan, creating a light, puffy crust with tender and eggy middle. It can be eaten with cream cheese, fruit jams, or other fillings or simply drizzle it with maple syrup. I made these using the muffin pan (just like Kuih Akok) and when it bakes it batter will find its way up to the side of the pan and form a perfect pocket for me to fill them up with homemade strawberries compote. I find them cute and more presentable. They are just perfect for breakfast or brunch.


½ cup milk
3 eggs
½ cup cake flour
½ tsp vanilla
2 tbsp melted butter
A pinch of salt

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degree F. Greased the muffin pan with some melted butter and set it aside. 2. Combined all the ingredients in a blender and blend until you have a smooth and creamy batter. It will take only 30 seconds. Be sure to scrape down the sides of the blender.
3. Fill the muffin pan with 2 ½ tbsp of the batter. You will get 10 pancakes out of the batter.
4. Bake for 15 minutes or until all puff up and lightly brown on the top.
5. Serve with your favorite fruit compote or maple syrup.

Strawberry Compote:

1 pound strawberries
Juice of 1 lemon
¼ cup sugar
1 tsp cornstarch
2 tbsp water

1. Hull out the top of the strawberries, rinse in cold water. Cut into half.
2. Combined the rest of the ingredients in a saucepan and mix well. Add in the strawberries and bring it up to boil. Turn down the heat and continue to simmer and stir for 6 -7 minutes or until sauce thicken and some of the strawberries breaks down.
3. Remove from heat and let it cool down a bit before serving pancakes, crepe or ice-cream. You can store the balance of the compote in the fridge up to a week.


Anonymous said...

Love your pancakes recipe. Love the idea of baking them in tje muffin pan. I know what I going to have for breakfast tomorrow!

suituapui said...

Pancakes? Thought they were tarts... Look great!

Shereen said...

That's a very clever idea:) Will try them out soon.

shaz said...

I have seen those American blogs where they make humongous dutch babies. Love that you mini-mise them, especially with the strawberry compote. Looks like a tart but taste like a pancake. Perfect summery brekkie. Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

Katie said...

They look fabulous and the strawberry compote looks so fresh and summery

Medeja- CranberryJam said...

These little tarts look so cute, sorry they are too cute to be called pancakes :D

Emily said...

Looks good! adding to my to-do-list!

lyly said...

Gert, never know that we can bake pancake. Yours look really good with strawberry sauce. I'll try to make it for my kids. Thank you for posting.

PH said...

The pancakes look very cute!

My Little Space said...

Dutch baby pancake sounds pretty interesting. Can't wait to try it out.

Melgie Campbell said...

Look so good never thought they're pancake, the strawberry compote just add little perfection to it.. YUMMY! I'm happy to be your newest follower.

Dina said...

these look delish!

ICook4Fun said...

Josephine, I hope your family likes it :)

Arthur, ya they are pancakes.

Shereen, the akok gave me the idea :)

Shaz, ha ha ya i've seen some humongous ones too and your are most welcome.

Katie, thank you.

Medeja, ha ha thanks for you kind words.

Emily, hope you like it.

Lyly, try it out and let me know if you like it :)

Phong hong, thank you.

Kristy, hope you like it.

Melgie, thank you for your support.

Dina, thanks