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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Organic Dutch Baby German Pancake Mix

Also known as a German pancake, a Dutch baby is a cross between a pancake, soufflé and omelette. Making an impressive presentation at a casual brunch, the pancake can be served simply with a sprinkle of lemon juice and confectioners' sugar or topped with a fan of apple slices and drizzled with maple syrup. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive

I picked up a canister of this mix while Christmas shopping last fall and decided to try it out over the holidays. It became a quick addition to our Christmas morning breakfast after the first bite of this wonderful concoction called a Dutch Baby.

I found the directions and process of mixing and baking this product very easy and believe that even a learning cook could master this with dish with ease. Just last week I jumped out of bed and whipped one up on the fly and it was just as good as the first time, and equally welcomed by my family. I served it with warm Maple syrup both times, but am looking forward to trying it with the lemon juice or apples!

I would rate this product 5 star for its ease of use, its taste and cost. I purchased it Williams-Sonoma in Augusta GA for 9.50. Those of you who don’t have a store in the area it is available online at

Made From Mixes

As a busy grandmother and housewife I sometimes rely on mixes to help me out with meal planning. I love the Food Network show Semi-Homemade with Sandra Lee and have bought my daughter and I several of her cookbooks.

Once a month I am going to highlight a product that I have found to be a lifesaver in the kitchen and will rate it on taste, value and how easy it is to use. I will be using a 5 star rating system, 5 stars being the highest and 1 star being the lowest. I will also include where the product is sold and how much I paid for it.

I will include a photo of the finished product and one of the product containers (box, can, etc). I hope you enjoy this new part of my cooking blog and look forward to your comments.