Dutch Baby…The Perfect Valentines Day Breakfast

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue…I’m making this special breakfast JUST FOR YOU!

Valentines Day is right around the corner, and while there are many different ways to let your sweetheart know just how much you love them, this breakfast will knock their socks off!!  It’s beautiful, delicious and just has “special” written all over it!

It’s called a Dutch Baby, and it’s also known as a German pancake or a Dutch Puff.  It’s super easy to whip up, does it’s magic in the oven in just about 15 minutes and will make you look like a SUPERSTAR!  You can top it with any mixture of fresh berries, but I like to top mine with sliced strawberries that have been macerated (soaked) in Grand Marnier (orange flavored liqueur)!  What better way to start the “Day of Love” than by making this special breakfast for your sweetie?  Serve up a couple of Mimosas, and can we say OVER THE TOP??

Happy Valentines day, everyone!

Dutch Baby

Dutch Baby with Grand Marnier Strawberries

Dutch Baby with Grand Marnier Strawberries

Valentine Wreath

Dutch Baby with Grand Marnier Strawberries


Dutch Baby

  • 3 eggs
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter


  • 2 cups strawberries, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ¼ cup Grand Marnier
  • powdered sugar, (optional)
  • maple syrup (optional)


Preheat oven to 425°.

Combine strawberries, sugar and Grand Marnier in a small bowl and set aside.

With an electric mixer, beat eggs & milk until combined.  Slowly add flour, salt, vanilla and orange zest and mix until smooth.

Heat butter in a large skillet (I like to use my cast iron for this) over medium heat just until melted.  Pour in batter, place into hot oven and bake about 15 minutes until puffed and light brown.  Remove and top with berries.  You can serve it with maple syrup if you’d like, but I find the berries sweet enough without it.

Liz’s Tidbits:

  • Cointreau and Triple Sec are also orange flavored liqueurs, and can be substituted for the Grand Marnier.
  • The Dutch Baby will puff up while baking in the oven, but don’t be alarmed when the sides shrink down once you take it out.

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2 Responses

  1. I love to do dutch baby on Christmas morning, but with fresh fruit and blueberry syrup, sprinkled with powdered sugar… love the infusion idea of fruit with Gran Marnier! thank you!! Also I use the breading mixture , minus the citrus and vanilla, to make yorkshire pudding with prime rib and smother with gravy!!! yummy girlfriend!! love your blog!!!

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