Dutch baby pancake
A Dutch baby pancake, sometimes called a German
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pancake, a Bismarck, or a Dutch puff, is a sweet breakfast
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dish similar to Yorkshire pudding
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and derived from the German Apfelpfannkuchen. It is made with eggs
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, and usually seasoned with vanilla
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, although occasionally sugar is also added. It is baked in a metal pan and falls soon after being removed from the oven. It is generally served with fresh squeezed lemon, butter, and powdered sugar
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or fruit toppings or syrup
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The Dutch Baby was originally served as three small Dutch babies served with powdered sugar and fresh squeezed lemon juice but eventually the "Big Dutch Baby" was invented and gained popularity. The Big Dutch Baby is usually what is referred to when reading about Dutch Babies.
According to Sunset
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magazine, Dutch babies were introduced in the first half of the 1900s at Manca's Cafe, a family-run restaurant in Seattle owned by Victor Manca. While these pancakes are derived from the German pancake dish, it is said that the name Dutch baby was coined by one of Victor Manca's daughters. In 1942, Manca's Cafe owned the trademark for Dutch babies, although the cafe later closed in the 1950s.
It is thought by some that the "Dutch" moniker refers to the group of German-American immigrants known as the Pennsylvania Dutch
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, where "Dutch" is a corruption of the German autonym "deutsch."
The Dutch baby is a specialty of some diner
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s and chains that specialize in breakfast dishes, such as the Oregon
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-founded The Original Pancake House
The Original Pancake House
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or the New England
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-based chain Bickford's, which makes both a plain Dutch baby and a similar pancake known as the Baby Apple, which contains apple slices embedded in the pancake.
A David Eyre's pancake
David Eyre's pancake
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is a variation on the Dutch baby pancake named after the American writer and editor David W. Eyre (1912–2008).