Around 1985 we were invited to use the McDuffee's
cabins at Alder Creek, a delightful area along the American river
just below Kyberz. Our family (Mom, Dad, sisters and I) had been
visiting friends there since the late 40s and 50s and it was a
thrill, almost 40 years later, to watch my children having fun where
I did when I was their age.
Herb was either fixing or installing a new washer
in the White's cabin and his wife made some Dutch Babies. It
was an immediate hit, she gave Kay a copy of her recipe and every
time we have it we remember a great times at Alder Creek. There is
always something wonderful going on at Alder Creek.
Well, the White's cabin (More like a home) is now
the McDuffie's cabin and the McDuffie's cabins are the the Brewers
cabins but they are still the same family and Dutch Babies are still
a favorite... 65 years later.
Preheat oven to 425
1 cup flour (sifted)
1 cup milk
½ tsp. salt
¼ cup butter (or whatever)
Blend eggs & milk for 1 minute.
Add flour & salt.
Melt butter in an oven-safe skillet/frying pan. - We always use a 10
inch iron skillet. Another skillet would probably work but we used
an iron skillet at Alder Creek so that's what we always use.
Pour batter into skillet and bake for 20 – 25 minutes. . . .
The batter will rise up the sides of the skillet and
probably puff up in the middle.....
With just two of us, now, I
prepare two 1/4 of the recipe and cook them in two 8-inch cast iron
skillets. but,anything that will take the 425 temperature will
We like these with some butter and plumb jelly or jam.