So I have a confession.
I love dirt roads and the countryside
I love how Tim McGraw rocks that cowboy hat
I think that Keith Urban has mad guitar skills
I have a major crush on Brian Kelley
I think that Brad Paisley is the King of Cheese
I can’t deny that Blake Shelton is highlarious
and I love that country songs tell stories
There I said it.
You just cringed didn’t you? Yeah I get that response A LOT when I tell people that I listen to jrfm 93.7 on the road.
That response used to make me really angry. What makes it okay for you to tell me that “country music sucks” or that I’m “sucha hick”? If I don’t judge what kind of music you listen to, even if it’s the genre that I realllly don’t like, then you shouldn’t either. We all have different preferences. Deal with it.
I spent the first 20 years of my life listening to country in hiding, pretending that “yeah, Beyonce’s new song is so good!” when in reality I never even heard it before. Then I got into my dietetics program and met a bunch of friends who LOVE country as much as I do. Oh it was so amazing to finally meet kindred spirits. (If you’re reading this right now – Hey Kaitlin, Amanda, Katherine and Karli!)
For those days when cereal or toast just doesn’t cut it, there’s always caramelized peach chocolate dutch baby! Saving the day from blandness and general disappointment. Dutch babies are sooo easy to whip up, they easily take as much time as the simple bacon&eggs. And LOOK at that presentation, it looks like you slaved over it for hours! I’m thinking fancy brunch?
The best thing is the flexibility of these pancakes. You could do any combination of fruit + sauce (within logical reason) and it’ll taste good. Blackberries and whipped cream? OK! Bananas and peanut butter? Sure, why not? Chocolate chips and caramel sauce? Go for it gurlfrend!
Looks? Check. Flavour? Check. Time friendly? Check.
This is a triple threat you guys. Go forth and jazz up your mornings.
- ¾ cup milk (I used 2%, but any fat content will do)
- ⅔ cup all-purpose flour
- 4 large eggs
- 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup unsalted butter
- Slices of peeled peaches
- Brown sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
- Spread out peach slices on baking tray lined with parchment
- Sprinkle brown sugar over the peaches
- Bake for 10 minutes or until peaches are soft
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Place a 9-inch cast iron skillet in the oven.
- Whisk milk, flour, eggs, cocoa, salt, and vanilla until smooth.
- Take skillet out of oven, add butter and return to oven until butter is melted and sizzling. Carefully pour batter into hot skillet, then bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until poofy and a little burnt on the edges
- Decorate the top of the dutch baby with caramelized peaches. Drizzle melted chocolate as desired. Cut into wedges (or not) and EAT.