Weekend Eats

A Creamy Berry Puff Pancake is the perfect thing to make for that lazy weekend breakfast, why go out when you can pull this together in no time while you’re still all comfy and cozy in your slippers!

Put the coffee on, relax and read the Sunday paper while it’s baking in the oven, it only takes
20 – 25 minutes.

The batter takes 5 minutes to whisk up, it consists of ,** 1 cup of flour** 1 cup of milk** 4 beaten eggs** a pinch of salt** 1 teaspoon of vanilla** 1 tablespoon of sugar**
Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in an 8 inch oven proof skillet, next pour 1 cup of the batter in, swirl it around and place it in a preheated 450F oven for 20 – 25 minutes.
You’ll be able to make two 8 inch pans like I did, using 1 cup of batter in each or one large pan using all the batter plus the 2 tablespoons of butter. I would think at least a 12 inch skillet size would work, although I never tried it. I have a 14 inch and I figured that was too big.
The sides puffed up perfectly just like they’re suppose to, creating the perfect vessel to fill!

I filled mine with berries and sweetened ricotta as the base, the ricotta was mixed with,
** orange zest and powdered sugar** **less than a cup of ricotta** ** 2 0r 3 tablespoons of powdered sugar**, taste it to your liking.
Slice it into generous wedges and drizzle with warm maple syrup for the perfect ending!
Recipe adapted from food.com
If you prefer brunch, make yourself this Pasta Frittata, you’ll be amazed at the different variations you can create with just, **a handfull of leftover pasta** some eggs** a dollop of ricotta cheese** grated cheese** and fresh herbs**
After my frittata’s start to “set” on top of the stove (where the egg mixture stops moving), I like to finish them off under the broiler, but don’t walk away, keep watching it, believe me it could burn in a matter of seconds! Just get it nice and golden brown.

I like to serve this with an arugula salad tossed with an olive oil, lemon and parmesan dressing. So good!

If you want to add a little meat to your morning breakfast try this Baked Sausage and Eggs.
I like to serve this in individual gratin dishes for a nice presentation.
** Preheat your oven to 375F. ** Use 1 link of Italian sausage per serving, casings removed and browned before baking** Butter or brush olive oil into your gratin dish** Crack 2 eggs plus 1 egg white into each individual dish** Sprinkle your favorite dried seasonings over top along with grated parmesan cheese, I used fennel and oregano for mine** Scatter with halved cherry tomatoes** Bake until eggs set, ovens will vary**
Relax and enjoy your weekend!
Buon Appetito
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Comments

  1. Very nice dutch baby pancake :)

  2. All I can say is WOW.

  3. There’s a lot of breakfast going on there in Chicago!
    Put the coffee on, I will be right over! Have a nice weekend.
    xo

  4. Nice! I have made these pancakes but it has been a long time and I have to make them again soon!

  5. I really wish the puffed pancakes was downstairs ready for me to eat for breakfast!!! One of my favorite things to order at a restaurant if it is offered during breakfast. It usually comes with spiced apples.

    Have you ever thought about making your own cookbook? I can’t wait to try out the egg recipes. Yum yum!

  6. Your husband is so lucky! Everything you make is wonderful. I’m not kidding when I say that I’m going to stop by for coffee and treats some day. Is your guest room ready?

  7. Any one of these dishes would be welcome at my table in the morning. I loive the addition of ricotta in your puffed pancake too!

  8. Marie, I would get out of bed at the crack of dawn for a breakfast like this! Dutch baby on the menu for tomorrow morning! BTW, I made the ricotta stuffed meatballs and they turned out well, rather large, but they tasted oh so good!
    xo,

  9. Yum!!! My girls love Puff Pancakes/German Pancakes/Dutch Babies…whatever you want to call them.

    The other dishes look great too

  10. Hi. This looks amazing! Do you know how much chocolate it would need if I wanted to make chocolate pancakes?

  11. La Gorda, Never tried it with chocolate. What about some mini chocolate chips or just a nice drizzle over top.

  12. As always your blog and beautiful photography make me want to run into the kitchen and start cooking. I am going to save all three of these recipes and try them. They look simple and oh so delicious! Love your blog and look forward to new posts.

  13. Leave room at the table for me! I promised to show up fully dressed…no slippers or pj’s!

  14. Those dishes look absolutely delicious! I want to try them all.

  15. Wonderful brunch items! What time shall I be there next weekend?

  16. You have a way with eggs. I was just craving one of your eggs al forno when these “popped up.” Now my only decision will be – which one first?

  17. Thanks for you inspiration. It made my breakfast today. Love it

  18. Wow! Delicious!!!

  19. This whole post just made me extremely hungry. I have to try that pancake. and who am I kidding, that frittata too.

  20. Everything looks amazing! Unfortunately, my husband doesnt eat eggs which rules out a whole lot of quick suppers for me.

  21. We’ve always called that first puff a “Dutch Baby”! I’ve been making them for many years as the kids loved them since they were young. I’d make them in a small skillet so they each had one.
    Frittatas are always delicious any time of the day!

  22. Hi Marie – that is one tasty weekend!
    Love that puff pancake :)
    LL

  23. Oh for the love of all that is good and tasty! I have never heard of those puff pancakey things but my they look too good to be allowed. I’m just drooling. Now I’m going to get in trouble for drooling on the new computer.

  24. Just a note to say that I made your creamy berry puff pancake yesterday morning and it was a huge success. My husband begged me to make a second one and the second one disappeared as quick as the first. Thanks!

  25. I should make Dutch Babies more often. Leave it to Marie to add ricotta, which is brilliant. Easter brunch solved!

  26. Hello, I made your Kale and Creamy Goat Cheese Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms a long while back and they were delicious! Sadly, the link from pinterest is outdated and I can’t find the recipe on your new website. I remember the general idea, but I would appreciate help (it’s so good it should definitely be on your website….maybe I missed it, let mw know if that is the case!) Thanks and looking forward to exploring your other recipes too!

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