A Dutch Puff for Sunday

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We have eaten the same breakfast each Sunday for a few months now. It is easy and adds a little tradition to our day. I like that.

The kids always enjoy watching the puff emerge from the oven. Sometimes it grows to great heights! Once it actually touched the top of the oven! It deflates rather quickly, so give everyone a shout to come and take a peek.

This Puff can be made a few different ways. The I'm-late-getting-breakfast version involves unbleached white or whole wheat flour.  The I'm-preparing-in-advance version is made the night before. Both are lovely served with jam or syrup. However, I like mine plain so I can really taste the butter.

Dutch Puff – I'm Late Version

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup flour, unbleached white or whole wheat (wheat will not puff quite as much as white)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees

Place 1/4 cup of butter in an 8 inch square baking dish or large pie plate and put in the oven to melt. This is an important step. Don't melt the butter and add to a cold dish, the dish needs to get hot to create the puff.

Whisk together the milk and eggs, followed by the flour.

Pour mixture into baking dish (which is hot and contains the melted butter).

Cook for 20 minutes.

Slice and serve alone or with jam or syrup. You can also add fruit to the batter, such as blueberries or diced apple, but sometimes this affects the puffiness.

Dutch Puff – I'm Prepared Version

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup flour, unbleached white or whole wheat (wheat will not puff quite as much as white)

In a blender mix the flour, eggs, and milk until smooth.

Let sit on counter overnight*.

In the morning heat oven to 425 degrees and melt butter in baking dish.

Pour batter into dish once butter is completely melted.

Bake for 20 minutes. Serve as suggested above.

*I would only recommend letting the batter sit out overnight if you know where your eggs and milk are coming from. Good pastured eggs and fresh raw milk are excellent, but not always accessible. You can also let the mixture sit in the fridge if you are unsure. As always, do your own research regarding the safety of this. I have done it and lived to tell the tale 🙂

If you put the batter in the fridge, take it out as soon as possible in the morning to allow it to return to room temperature.

I discovered this recipe at Large Family Logistics (other great breakfast recipes are there too).

Do you have a Sunday Morning Breakfast tradition? If not, what do you think would be a good breakfast for Sunday morning?

This post is linked to the Hearth and Soul Blog Hop.

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  1. This looks terrific – something I can actually do! I cannot make pancakes – they turn out awful. My 9 yo daughter wanted to learn how to make pancakes and I really tried but failed. Husband (our king pancake maker, praise the Lord!) came to the rescue and gave her another lesson. Success! Anyway, I am looking forward to trying this recipe. We used to have pancakes every Sunday but my husband now works 12-hr shifts from Fri. through Mon. a.m. Perhaps, now, if this recipe works, I can start up our tradition again!

    I just saw your photo with your precious, precious baby – what a great picture! Funny, I have always pictured you blonde (remember, we go wayyyy back!) I don’t know why, but you know how you just get a picture in your head of someone you’ve never seen. Anyway, you have a lovely profile and I just want so badly to touch your baby’s fuzzy head! Yes, enjoy those fleeting years when they are so tiny. My oldest is 15 and every time I hug him, I still remember his baby years.

    Take care and have a great week! – Kate

  2. Hey Stace! I adore traditional family sunday breakfasts! As a kid, on sunday we had either porridge or crepes…my mother was european…and lunch after church was always tuna fish sandwiches for some strange reason! For big brunches we have texas fudge, which is an eggy cheesey chile mix that is great.

    I love this puff, and am gonna try it because it reminds me of the fried dough my husband grew up on in new hampshire!

    Love ya girl and thanks for sharing on the hearth n soul hop! 🙂 Alex@amoderatelife

  3. Oh, I haven’t made a puff pancake in forever – thanks for the reminder! AND the 2 different ways to make it – sometimes I am able to do ahead and sometimes it just needs done! Thanks for linking to the hearth’nsoul blog hop!

  4. Stacy- How is it that I’ve gone my whole life without ever having heard of a Dutch Puff? Does it remain custardy in the center? I’ve gotta try this because I love the entertainment value. After all, I still buy Peeps to watch them blow up in the microwave (although, I don’t eat the result in that case). Thank you for linking up with Hearth and Soul.

  5. I have not made a Dutch Pancake in ages!!! This is absolutely gorgeous…hubs was actually just asking for one the other day…so I won’t let him see this 😉 LOL, thanks so much for sharing it w/ the hearth’nsoul hop this week…I’ll be thinking of this until I get off my bum and make one!

  6. my mom sometimes makes us german pancakes… i wonder how similar this is. i’ll just have to try it!! i like the idea of sunday breakfasts. it can make sunday a little more special for the whole family! looking forward to getting to know you on Keeper of the Home! 🙂

  7. We make Dutch Puff all the time. We are headed to a family friends tomorrow to teach her how to make it for her family of five. She hates to cook and swears she burns everything and I know how fool-proof this is so I thought it’s perfect for her. I’m also gonna teach her how to fry her bacon in the oven – less mess and less burning. I came here to get an easy print copy of the recipe since mine’s in my head. Thanks for sharing!