Friday, May 22, 2009

Do you believe like I believe? Do you believe in Magic? A friend of mine once explained there were two kinds of people to play magic to. Some show wonder and curiosity and revering high-spirited joy, exposed to slight of hand. The rest are naysayers. Is it akin to that cup we see? Just that very simple coin from the ear is still a thrill. Children are gracious for magic. Young minds, quick eyes and immediate grins and giggles. When do we begin to become austere? How do we lose our minds of magic? I've heard we can lose our ability to fly in our dreams when we have abandoned our imaginations. Oh pishposh, grow up. Some parts of growing up should not be tossed aside. That bright light magic piece of mind to a child. THAT, should very gently be polished and cared for and utilized............with abandoned when called upon. Magic. It's everywhere.

2 eggs (place in cup of hot tap water to bring to room temp)
1/2 cup of milk (bring to room temp)
1/2 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1 pinch salt (I don't)
1 pinch nutmeg (I don't)
2 Tbs. butter
2 Tbs. powdered sugar

1) Place a 10 inch cast iron skillet (I use a glass pie pan) inside oven and preheat to 475*
2) In a bowl of appropriate size (said a medium bowl, duh?) beat eggs with a whisk. Add milk and stir. Gradually whisk in flour. (nutmeg and salt, I don't)
3) Remove skillet from oven and reduce oven heat to 425*. Melt butter in hot skillet to completely coat the inside. Pour all the batter into the skillet and return to oven.
4) Bake until puffed and lightly browned, about 12 minutes. DO NOT PEEK. Remove promptly and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

I also use syrup. I also have stuffed these with a breakfast concoction (sausage, peppers, potatoes all cooked up). I have stuffed these with fruit and creme cheese. This is delicious any way you cut it. This is also magic. DO NOT will not believe your eyes.
Dutch Babies.
Very very easy. Everybody try.


  1. mmmmm...that really sounds magical...and the pic up there is for sure magical :)

  2. Next time I am in a baking mood, I will try this.. we could all use a little magic once in
    a while......
    oooh... and welcome back to 'sunny' Florida..

  3. Verily, over the last year, I've come to believe that the world is a magical place. Things that never seemed possible before, couldn't seem real...they all magically came into my life. Yes, I believe in magic!

  4. Of course I believe. I see bits of magic every day: when the perfect sunbeam breaks through the clouds and shines on exactly the right spot in my flower garden. When I find the perfectshell along the seashore. When I can get my hair not to look like a fuzzball (okay, so maybe that's not magic, just product).

    Your recipe sounds wonderful. I wonder if I can convince Corey to make it?

  5. Well I need to get in the kitchen and try this. I love magic and when I see it I try to
    figure how this was done. That is magic
    giving my brain a work-out and do I need it.

    Shirl, Jack's sister

  6. Yum! Can't wait to try these! Thanks.


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