Renowned TV chef Sophia Roe is famous for posting stunning yet simple dishes on her Instagram, ranging from refreshing sorbets in the summer to espresso scones perfect for winter. In our previous conversation with this James Beard Award winner, she generously shared the recipe for her incredibly tasty pear-whisky cocktail. Now, Roe is featuring fruit again, this time in a comforting skillet pancake that has everyone excited to try it out.
The delightful Dutch baby pancake shared by Roe is adorned with flambéed pear slices served in a rich coconut caramel sauce. Additionally, Roe offered some tips on how to make the perfect oven pancake. So, let's get started with the recipe.
To achieve the optimal Dutch baby, Roe suggests following three simple steps. With these tips in mind, and a rumbling stomach, you're ready to start baking!
Here's what you'll need to make Sophia Roe's Dutch Baby:
- Preheat your oven and a 10-inch, oven-proof, heavy-bottomed skillet to 425°F.
- In a bowl, whisk together room temperature eggs, bread flour, milk, and brown sugar until well combined.
- Once the skillet is preheated, carefully slide out the oven rack and add butter to the skillet, allowing it to melt completely.
- Pour the batter into the pan over the melted butter. You should hear a satisfying sizzle as the batter starts to cook instantly.
- Bake the pancake until it becomes puffy and golden-brown, approximately 17-20 minutes. Then, reduce the heat to 350°F and bake for an additional 5-6 minutes.
Now, it's time to take out your fresh, fluffy Dutch baby pancake from the oven and add your desired toppings, which Roe refers to as "frills." In her video, she cooked pear slices in coconut sugar and butter on the stovetop, then flambéed them with rum until they caramelized. Finally, she placed the golden-brown cooked pears on top of the Dutch baby pancake and garnished it with a dusting of confectioners' sugar and freshly grated nutmeg, creating the breakfast dish of your dreams.
Dutch babies, like the one made by Roe, are incredibly light, delicious, and customizable, making them the perfect morning meal. Unfortunately, Roe did not provide an exact recipe for the pears. However, we are fortunate to have our own healthy version of Caramelized Spiced Pears that you're sure to enjoy. If you don't have pears on hand, you can easily switch them out for apples in our whole-wheat Apple Dutch Baby Pancake. Alternatively, make your breakfast more filling with high-protein variations like our egg-topped Savory Dutch Baby with Arugula & Parmesan.