Sunday, March 21, 2010

California Strawberry Day: Strawberry Chocolate German Pancake

Today is California Strawberry Day, and I thought I'd celebrate with an easy to make Strawberry-Chocolate German Pancake. This recipe is from the California Strawberry Commission, and who knows strawberries better? Happy Spring!

A German Pancake is also known as a Dutch Baby. It's a cross between a souffle and an omelet. You make this in an iron skillet that bakes in the oven.

Strawberry-Chocolate German Pancake (Dutch Baby)

1/4 cup sweet butter
4 eggs
1 cup milk
1 cup flour
1 cup (6 ounces) dark chocolate (65-70%), broken up
1 pint basket fresh California strawberries, stemmed and sliced
Powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Melt butter in 10-inch ovenproof iron skillet.
In container of electric blender measure eggs, milk and flour, blend until smooth.
Pour into hot skillet.
Bake 2 minutes.
Remove from oven; sprinkle chocolate pieces over pancake and return to oven.
Bake 15 to 20 minutes until puffed and golden brown.
Top with strawberries and dust with sugar.
Serve immediately, cut into wedges.

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