This morning's breakfast.... must be comfort food for the Dutch.
Better than pancakes (in my opinion) and you don't have to stand over the stove flipping the darn things and making a mess.
Here's the rundown: 1) turn on oven; 2) start coffee brewing; 3) mix up batter; 4) pour yourself a cup of coffee; 5) melt butter in skillet; 6) when oven is at temperature pour batter into skillet and add blueberries; 7) put skillet in oven; 8) sit back for 20 minutes and enjoy a cup (or two) of coffee; 9) EAT
This recipe is all over the New England periodicals during blueberry season. It puffs up like a souffle and deflates just like a souffle. Make sure everyone is at the table when you pull it out of the oven so they can admire your handywork at its puffiest.
Total Time: 25 minutes, Hands-On Time: 5 minutes, Yield: 2 to 3 servings
1/2 cup all-purpose flour ( a gluten free blend should work fine)
1/2 cup whole milk ( or nut milk)
1 to 2 tablespoons granulated sugar**
1/8 teaspoon table salt
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg ( fresh ground if you have it)
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup wild blueberries (fresh or frozen)
Juice from 1/2 lemon (+ grated lemon zest - optional)
1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar**
Preheat your oven to 425° and set a rack to the lower position. Lightly beat the flour, milk, eggs, sugar, salt, and nutmeg (add lemon zest here if you are using it). The batter will be a bit lumpy.
Melt the butter in a 9-inch cast-iron skillet* over medium-high heat. Pour the batter into the heated skillet and sprinkle with blueberries. Place in the oven and bake until golden and puffed, about 20 minutes. Sprinkle with lemon juice and confectioners’ sugar. Serve immediately with maple syrup, if desired.
* A deep glass pie plate or other 9” oven proof skillet can be used if you don’t have a cast-iron skillet. Need to feed more people - make two batches in two pans and bake at the same time.
** I use the lesser amount of sugar and skip the confectioners’ sugar altogether. Maple syrup is all the sweetness you’ll need
( and definitely desire).