OH BABY!

Imagine a crepe and a custard had a love affair… and then after sitting in a hot cast iron in the oven at 475 degrees for about 18 minutes..they had a baby. A DUTCH BABY that is (also known as a German Pancake.)

Four eggs, a cup of flour, cup of milk, a healthy dab of butter, and a pinch of salt, thats it! These little.. or actually GIANT babies are AH-MAY-ZING! My preferred way of eating them is with lots of powdered sugar, butter, and a squeeze of lemon! If you’re looking to try making one of these yourself then I recommend “Brown Eyed Baker’s” Recipe.

Or you could be lazy like me and head over to Elmer’s. A classic American Style diner that serves these bad boys up just the way I like them. Years ago when I was much younger my parents would take me to the Elmer’s located in Indio (it has since closed down). Dad would get some eggs or such and mom would always get the “German Pancake”. I love the crisp puffy sides the way they billow over the giant plate.

Luckily after moving to Palm Springs I have rediscovered my love affair with the giant. If you haven’t tried one out grab a friend and order one for yourself! Bon Appetite!

Dinner Diaries

Shrimp with Lobster Sauce

…On special days like today I would usually suggest ordering a pizza or making instant noodles…

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I enjoy cooking most of the time but every once in a while I become extremely lazy… I mean who doesn’t? When it comes to dinner I like to plan things out a few days in advance so that I can make sure to have all my ingredients at home.  But for some reason I did not feel like doing any of that. On special days like today I would usually suggest ordering a pizza or making instant noodles and forgo the whole cooking part but this time I felt like I owed it to myself to make something worthwhile.   Continue reading “Dinner Diaries”