This post is sponsored in conjunction with #SpringSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to help in the creation of the #SpringSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.
Blood Orange Dutch Baby is a lovely baked German Pancake loaded with colorful sweet blood oranges and a little something extra.
Instead of standing over a griddle making a bunch of little pancakes to feed your crowd, make one giant one in the oven.
It is a deliciously fun treat for breakfast, brunch or brinner.
Be sure to keep scrolling past the recipe to get some Spring Sweets Week deliciousness including more recipes and a giveaway.
What is a Dutch Baby Pancake?
A Dutch Baby is a German pancake that puffs up as it bakes in the oven, similar to a soufflé.
The butter in the bottom of the skillet not only helps to easily remove the pancake, it helps quickly cook the bottom to help force the batter up the sides of the pan making the characteristic bubbly appearance.
Ingredients for Blood Orange Dutch Baby
Dutch Baby Pancakes are made with basic ingredients (eggs, flour, milk and butter), plus I added plenty of vanilla extract and cinnamon for extra flavor.
I chose blood oranges because they are so naturally sweet. Plus they make a rather dramatic presentation. But, you can use any orange you prefer.
For the adult servings I added a splash of my Homemade Orange Liqueur. Grand Marnier, Triple Sec, Cointreau would be orangey substitutes or you could opt for a little brandy.
Finally, top the whole thing with plenty of powdered sugar and a little dusting of cinnamon if desired.
Special Equipment for Dutch Baby Pancakes
The two main pieces of equipment you need for this are a blender and a cast iron skillet.
You can whip the ingredients with a mixer or by hand if you prefer. A blender makes it easier to pour into the hot pan.
Do you need a cast iron skillet? YES! You need one for cooking all the things.
I have two sizes on my stove at all times and use them regularly. They make recipes better and you never have to worry about flecks of some weird chemical non-stick coating in your food.
In this case, cast iron conducts heat better than other materials helping the Dutch Baby to rise.
However, you can use a non stick skillet that is oven safe to 450 degrees if that's what you have.
Melissa's Produce, Taylor & Colledge and Selfina Spices
This recipe was made extra special thanks to three of our amazing sponsors: Melissa's Produce, Taylor & Colledge and Selefina Spices
The blood oranges are courtesy of Melissa's. I used the oranges themselves in this recipe and the peels to make another batch of the homemade orange liqueur.
Selefina Spices cinnamon also made an appearance in the recipe and the orange liqueur. It added the nice little kick both recipes needed.
And the Taylor & Colledge Vanilla Bean Paste is so good, I had to make sure to use plenty for a nice vanilla pancake to go with the oranges (like a creamsicle!)
Blood Orange Dutch Baby (German Pancake)
- 3 large eggs
- ⅔ cup milk
- ½ cup flour
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3 tablespoons salted butter
- 1-2 blood oranges (peeled and cut into thin slices)
- ¼ powdered sugar (for serving)
- ¼ cup orange liqueur (optional, for serving)
- Place a 9 or 10 inch cast iron skillet in the oven and preheat to 425 °F.
- In a blender, mix eggs on high speed for a few seconds until combined and bubbly.
- Add flour, milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon and salt. Mix on medium-high speed until the ingredients are well combined, 5-10 seconds.
- Remove the pan from the oven. Add the butter and swirl to coat the bottom of the pan. Pour in the batter and return to the oven.
- Bake for 13-15 minutes until the Dutch baby is golden brown on top and has puffed up the sides of the pan. Turn the oven off and let it rest for an additional 5 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and top with orange slices. Drizzle with orange liqueur (optional).
- Place powdered sugar in a sifter (or use a small metal strainer) and dust the entire pancake with sugar. You can also dust with a little more ground cinnamon for a nice contrast with the powdered sugar.
- To serve, cut in wedges and place on plates. Add more powdered sugar or ground cinnamon on the pancake and plate if desired.
Spring Sweets Week Recipes & Giveaway
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