Chef John's Dutch Baby

Adapted from

Preparation time: 10min

Cooking time: 20min

Total time: 30min


  • 2/3 cup milk, room temp
  • 1/2 cup packed flour
  • 3 large eggs, room temp
  • 6-8 drops vanilla aroma (German) or 1/4 tsp vanilla extract (US)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • powdered sugar for dusting


  • Preheat oven to 220°C.
  • Mix milk, flour, eggs, vanilla aroma and salt in a blender until the batter is smooth.
  • Melt 3 tbsp of the butter in a 10in cast iron skillet over high heat until bubbling, pour batter into center of the skillet. It will look like you ruined it, that is normal.
  • Bake skillet in the preheated oven until puffed and golden, 20-25min. Dust with powdered sugar and serve.

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