last night you fell asleep as an eight year old, this morning you woke up to be nine. i can whole-heartedily say that i love you more and more with each passing day. your kindness, thoughtfulness and ability to go above and beyond in every facet of your life makes me proud beyond measures. happy birthday little man. you own my heart.
we celebrate every birthday in our house with pancakes. it's tradition. i love traditions. today we decided on making dutch baby pancakes with lemon and blueberries.
these pancakes are perfect since you aren't limited to cooking over the stove top, they puff up in the oven allowing you more cartoon watching and present opening time with your favourites.
now we are off to the lego batman movie, dinner out and about to cap the night off with my chocolate cake & salted caramel buttercream frosting.
blueberry-lemon dutch baby pancakes
3 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup milk, heated 20-30 seconds in the microwave
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
2/3 cup frozen blueberries
confectioners' sugar and maple syrup for serving
preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
place butter in a large saute pan and place in the oven to melt.
meanwhile, combine the eggs and milk and whisk until the mixture is light yellow and no longer string, about 1 minute. add the flour, sugar, lemon zest and whisk vigorously to remove the lumps, about 30 seconds.
carefully, remove the hot pan from the oven. the butter should be melted. swirl the butter around the pan to coat completely, and then pour the remaining butter into the batter and whisk to blend. pour the batter into the hot pan and top with blueberries, return the pan to the oven.
cook for 23-28 minutes, or until the pancake is puffed in the centre, and golden brown along the edges.
sprinkle with confectioners' sugar and serve with maple syrup.
note: remove the pancake from the pan immediately and place on a cooling rack to allow the steam to escape without making the pancake soggy.