German Pancakes aka Dutch Babies

It's hard to know when you're ready for something. Are we really ever ready? I feel like I'm always trying to get to a place that will make me feel there. Always trying to make it there, to that place where I'll be comfortable.

If only I was here, had this, and was doing this, I'd be set. I'd be ready.

German Pancakes aka Dutch Babies / Sprinkled With Jules

It's hard to change. I get so set in my routine. But then I get so fed up with routine and want to change everything. It's a vicious cycle.

I'm learning to be satisfied with where I'm at, instead of feeling incomplete because I haven't reached a certain place yet.

But really, will we ever really feel ready in life?

It's one of those lessons we all learn again and again.

Another lesson I learned this week? Don't buy drinkable yogurt from the gas station store. Also, don't drink it before you check the expiration date, because you might end up taking a couple big gulps of curdled yogurt that's over a month past expiration.

Yeah. Don't buy yogurt (or anything perishable for that matter) from gas station stores. Another lesson learned!

German Pancakes aka Dutch Babies / Sprinkled With Jules

Don't give up hope in life just yet! There are some things that I'm always ready for, and you should be to.

What should one always be ready for? Playing with puppies. No one ever turns down puppies. A nap. I'm actually really good at taking naps. And breakfast!

Always breakfast. I love breakfast foods. I'm down for breakfast any meal of the day. 

The good kind, that is.

German Pancakes aka Dutch Babies / Sprinkled With Jules

What constitutes the good kind of breakfast? Fluffy, fruity, somewhat eggy, and pretty things, that's what.

German Pancakes are the simplest form of the prettiest breakfast to me.

Fluffy? Check. Fruity? On it! Eggy? Somewhat.

German Pancakes (aka Dutch Babies) are in my secret arsenal of breakfasting.

It's my favorite thing to whip up for people because it's so easy, and makes such a beautiful presentation! Not to mention, it's delicious.

Stick everything in the blender, pour into a skillet, and bake! 

It comes out big, puffy, and a little show-offy. But it quickly settles into a more conservative look. I wasn't quick enough with my camera to capture the big puffs, but you'll see when you make it.

Top with berries, or a fruit compote, powdered sugar, and/or maple syrup! You really can't go wrong. Unless you try something really weird, then you can. But I trust your judgement!

German Pancakes aka Dutch Babies / Sprinkled With Jules
German Pancakes aka Dutch Babies / Sprinkled With Jules

P.S. Thanks for sticking around! I hope my scattered train of thought didn't scare you away. Looks like it didn't!

German Pancakes Recipe:

Recipe from Martha Stewart

3 T. melted butter

3 large eggs

3/4 cup milk

1/2 cup flour

1/4 tea. salt

1/2 tea. vanilla

1/4 cup + 1 T sugar

1 T. lemon juice

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a medium cast iron skillet, or a 9x9 inch pan, grease with the melted butter.

In a blender, combine all ingredients and blend until foamy. About 1 minute or less.

Pour batter into greased skillet and bake for 20 minutes, or until puffed and lightly browned.

Serve with berries, powdered sugar, and syrup! Enjoy!