Wednesday, December 17, 2008
I love breakfast, but hate waking up for it. We have breakfast for dinner all the time at home. Pancakes, waffles, omelets are all welcomed as long as it's past noon. I recently decided that an even better choice is brunch. Think about it. By definition, brunch just says lazy. No one eats brunch on a weekday, so you are already channeling the weekend (even if it is Monday night). It's saying that you didn't want to get out of bed but wants to eat like you did. All brunch items are simply prepared and in many cases, prepared ahead of time so you just roll out of bed and finish up. Simple and delicious, definitely the mantra around here...
Which brings me to the dutch baby you see above. It's kind of a cross between a popover and a pancake. I came across the recipe here and it looked like good lazy people food. Mix some very basic ingredients together, put it in the oven and let it do it's thing. I added some crumbled bacon (and took advantage of the bacon grease to lube the skillet) as a final breakfast touch. Sprinkle with powder sugar and a simple meal is ready in 30 minutes.