Mother’s Day – the perfect opportunity to eat pancakes in bed. This Simple Dutch Baby Pancake comes together in under 30 minutes, and paired alongside coffee, fruit, eggs, or perhaps a mimosa, makes for the easiest breakfast in bed or brunch spread! I’m about to get sappy, because I’m a mom and can, SO! If you want to skip directly to my grandmothers Dutch Baby Pancake, keep scrolling. If not, here is my dedication to my sister, Paige, on this, her first Mother’s Day.
This is Paige’s first Mother’s Day, so I’d like to dedicate this post & recipe to her. Paige was my first true friend and now that we have become mothers we are even closer. All throughout our childhood I looked up to Paige. Even though she is younger than me, she is wise well beyond her years. She keeps me grounded when I’m freaking out about something in life, she always keeps positive attitude, she’s beautiful, funny, thoughtful, down to earth and oh so smart. I often wonder how she gets everything done with a intense full-time job as a trauma nurse, comes home to her husband and baby, and rocks it out as a mother. Honestly, I truly believe that she is the thread that keeps our family so put together.
I often sit holding Harlow, rocking her, getting her ready for bed, and my mind is taken back to memories of our childhood. I don’t know if this is intentional or not but I often try to remember our experiences – as a bit of nostalgia and also for a bit of guidance. And most, if not all, of those experiences involve Paige. How did we feel during certain experiences? How did we handle it all? The fun we had. The life we lead. I cherish these memories more than I can explain.
When Paige announced she was going to become a mother, too, I imagined our children experiencing those same childhood moments together. Learning how to ride bikes, cooking, swimming, exploring … all together. Even through the distance of hundreds of miles, I hope we can find a way to make this happen.
Paige gave birth to a beautiful baby girl on August 18, 2017. Grace, as she is so rightfully named, is named after my Grandmother Grace. What an honor to both my Grandmother and little Gracie. Grace is the most amazing little girl and will live up to my grandmothers legacy. No doubt. To do my part, this recipe is my grandmothers and made in her cast iron skillet. I didn’t name my daughter after her, but I sure try to cook like her. 😉
Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there, but especially to Paige. You are an inspiration to me in my own experience with motherhood. I look up to you now as I did way back when. You reaffirm my abilities when I feel like I’m lost or confused. Grace is SO lucky to have you as a mother. I am SO lucky to have you as a sister. I love you.
Simple Dutch Baby Pancake
Made in my grandmothers cast iron skillet, this Simple Dutch Baby Pancake is a staple for an easy yet decadent breakfast and brunch.
- 1/4 Cup Margarin Melted
- 3 large eggs
- 3/4 Cup Flour
- 3/4 Cup Milk
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- Powdered Sugar for dusting
- 1 Lemon Juice
Preheat oven to 425. Add cast iron skillet to warm. Remove from oven when rest of ingredients are ready.
Pour melted margarin in 10" cast iron skillet or any oven safe pan.
Beat eggs, flour, milk, and salt thoroughly. Pour into skillet.
Bake for 20 - 25 minutes. Until edges are golden brown.
Serve with powdered sugar and lemon juice or syrup.