I’m sitting here with a slice of buttered dry bread (because it is the only thing I can “make” myself tonight, all the good stuff is packed in boxes) and have to edit pictures of my Spring Onion and Smoked Salmon Dutch Baby….can you imagine what that feels like? It feels like when I was a student and had no money left at the end of the month and ate cooked dry rice for like three days in a row for lunch and dinner dreaming about my mums dishes. Yes, those things used to happen quite often when I was a student. Yes, my parents did help financially so I could study AND eat and yes I did wait tables to earn some extra. However, partying and going out with friends was so important all money went into clubbing and hardly any was left for food. I cannot believe that was me one day. It feels like another life. Now, food is probably THE most important thing my family spends its money on. It is like the last thing I would consider saving on.
We love fancy breakfasts on the weekends and this Spring Onion Smoked Salmon Dutch Baby was our Sunday brunch last week. It would also make an amazing busy-work-week-dinner though because it only took half an hour to prepare. I absolutely love to watch how it is baked in the oven. If you have a oven light by all means turn it on and take a look through the glass door to see how beautifully it rises. It also tastes awesome of course! The pancake is soft and chewy and the cheese, onions and smoked salmon make it a breakfast for kings and queens! With a cup of hot coffee this is probably the most amazing breakfast I have eaten in quiiiite a while. I absolutely loved it and this will be one of those dishes that I will probably repeat a couple of times. I hardly ever repeat anything but THIS will be repeated for SURE!
I’m so excited to start cooking in our new kitchen. We are moving on Saturday and I should be ready and installed by Sunday evening the latest I hope. Tuesday’s recipe will most likely be one I have in queue which I made here in the “old” kitchen, but Thursday will for sure be one made in the new kitchen and photographed in a different environment with different window and lighting. Kind of nervous about that. How will the photos turn out in the new apartment? How will the lighting be exactly? Will I love it? Will I hate it? Here I have late afternoon sun coming in through my windows. There I will have early morning sunlight which is much bluer. We’ll see. I will simply have to learn again and adjust. Look forward to a process of adaptation.
So now lets get to the important part of this post: the recipe!
Spring Onion and Smoked Salmon Dutch Baby
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 5 large eggs
- 3/4 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3/4 cups milk
- 1/2 cup grated Emmental cheese
- 1 bunch spring onions
- 100-150 g smoked salmon
- 1 hand full dill
Add butter to cast iron pan.
Preheat oven to 400 F (200 ºC) with pan in it.
Wash spring onions and dry them. Cut off hairy part at the heads and then cut lengthwise.
In a large bowl mix eggs and milk together until well combined (I used an electric mixer) and then add the flour and salt and mix until the batter is smooth and no more lumps can be seen.
Once the oven has reached required heat remove pan and put it on stove, move around a little to evenly coat the bottom with the hot butter, add the batter and return into the oven for 20 minutes (set a timer!).
Heat a large pan on the stove over medium heat.
Add a splash of olive oil and once hot add spring onions in one layer. Leave alone for about 1 minute, then turn or stir until tender (in total about 10 minutes).
Grate Emmental cheese.
Once timer goes off, take dutch baby out of the oven immediately cover bottom with grated Emmental cheese, place onions and smoked salmon on top and sprinkle dill on all of it.
Pepper to taste and enjoy hot.