Recipe: Savory Dutch Baby with Tillamook Cheddar Cheese

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This Savory Dutch Baby Pancake with Tillamook Extra Sharp Special Reserve Cheddar and local bacon from Turchetti’s Salumeria is both insanely delicious and surprisingly easy to whip together as an impressive weekend brunch or a quick weeknight dinner. Throw all the ingredients in a blender, pour the batter into a preheated pan, and toss it in the oven. Once it is finished in the oven, remove the pan, add the cheese so that it melts down. It is really that easy, and it tastes like the most delicious grilled cheese you have ever had. The key to all of this incredible deliciousness is the Tillamook cheese. You can taste the bold flavors in all of their cheddars, which are made with simple ingredients and old-fashioned farmers values. Pro Tip: You can now find Tillamook cheese at your grocery stores across the US. Find it near you at the link here.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup whole or 2% milk

3 large eggs

1 tablespoons granulated sugar

1 teaspoon fine salt

3 tablespoons unsalted butter

Tillamook Cheddar Loaf, about a ½ cup, shredded

Topping of your choice

 

Method:

Blend the flour, milk, eggs, sugar, and salt together in a blender or food processor. Blend for about 10 seconds. Scrape any bits of flour that have stuck to the side and blend again for about 10 more seconds.

Let the batter rest for about 15 minutes.

During this time, shred the Tillamook cheddar loaf and set aside.

After, heat the oven to 425 degrees and place skillet or round cake pan (I use Cast Iron skillet) in the oven. Add butter and let it melt. 

Once the butter has melted, add the batter.

Let Dutch Baby bake for about 15 minutes. It will rise and puff quite a bit in the oven. You will know when it is done with it is a nice dark brown on the edges and the center is a nice light golden color.

Remove pan from the over and sprinkle with cheese. Let the cheese melt. If you need to put it back in the oven to let the cheese melt, that’s okay. 

Add other toppings to taste. I love added a nice cured meat like bacon or ham. Add some greens or microgreens. Pickled vegetables add a nice pop of acidity. And a fried egg is always a lovely addition.

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