As I sat with my first cup of coffee this morning, I was going through my Cast Iron Skillet cookbook,
looking for an idea for dinner. What immediately caught my eye was a recipe for a Dutch baby with
pears sauteed in butter and cinnamon. Forget about dinner – I was suddenly looking for some instant gratification, something that took just a few minutes to make, something that would make my mouth water!
I used this recipe for inspiration but actually followed my basic gluten-free, sugar-free version with a couple of little changes. As the pears were sautéing in butter, cinnamon and a dash of agave nectar for a bit of sweetness, I quickly popped all the other ingredients in the blender and then poured the batter into the skillet over the pears and baked for 10 minutes. I used this time to clean up my mess – no one can make a mess as quickly as I can.
I poured myself a second cup of coffee and cut myself a healthy serving of this delicious looking treat. It did not disappoint – It was sooo good. I can’t believe what a difference using almond extract instead of vanilla made. I think next time, I’ll try it without the pears and add some chopped
almonds on top. So many possibilities.
Happy Spring, everyone! I love this season of hope, possibilities and thoughts of all the wonderful things we’ll be planting before you know it. I love seeing the slow shift from melting snow to buds and blooms – a joy to behold.