Saturday, October 17, 2009

Free Recipe: Savory Dutch Baby

Lovely fall day in San Diego.  The air is soft and warm, not hot, not cold, soft breeze, birds singing. 

Dan and I are having a leisurely brunch.  I made a creation without a name.  It's a savory Dutch Baby.  Maybe I should call it that, Savory Dutch Baby.  It was heavenly.

Savory Dutch Baby

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Farenheit and also pie pan with 2 T olive oil or butter (let your conscience be your guide) I also put in the pan 2 sliced leftover brats, and some leftover baked vegies, onions, yellow bell peppers and apples. (You can tell what last night's supper was).   

In a food processor combine:
2 x-large eggs
1/2 Cup flour
1/2 Cup milk
1/2 tsp salt
a few grinds of black pepper
a pinch of smoked hot red pepper (Chipotle, cayenne or Spanish paprika will do)
1tsp sugar (seasoning quantities to bring out the other flavors, it's not supposed to be sweet)

Whirr for 1 minute. Pour into the hot pan and bake until it is well browned on top and puffs up high, about 25 minutes.

Sprinkle top with 2 Tablespoons chopped parsley and 2/3 Cup of grated cheese. Slide back in the oven for a few seconds to melt the cheese.

Remove and serve in wedges.  It will fall, that is how they do, but it will taste great.  This is my new way to zing up the leftovers. The pic shows it after it has fallen.  You have to be quick to get it all puffed up high!

We went to Buena Park for my birthday. We had Nathan.  Here he is riding a Pizza boat.  The incongruity of pizza in water is lost on him, he just knows that 2 of his favorite things are together, pizza and boat.

We went to Aladdin Cafe in San Diego with Heather. They have a menu option that is a whole mess of appetizers, feeds about 3 or 4.  It was great.  They make their own fresh pita and everything is from scratch and totally fresh.  I love that place.

Dan and I went to see a movie, Julie and Julia, and afterward went to California Pizza Kitchen.  This is Dan's favorite moment, when he just opens the menu and is full of hope that they have added something special and new.  The movie was great.  I recommend it.

See you later, Nate and I are off to see the Cloudy with Meatballs movie...