Your next challenge is…a sweet one-pan dessert

These puffy pancakes have many unusual names including bismarcks and Dutch Puffs. In every case, a simple batter poured into a hot pan creates instant, unforgettable magic.

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Sweet Dutch baby
Sweet Dutch baby. (Photo, Roberto Caruso.)

Our cooking club features one great recipe for the entire month, including a prize for the best photo entry. So spread the word to all your friends – with nearly a month to enter, fitting a new recipe onto the menu will be a breeze.

February’s challenge: Sweet Dutch baby pancake

These puffy pancakes have many unusual names including bismarcks and Dutch Puffs. In every case, a simple batter poured into a hot pan creates instant, unforgettable magic. This sweet version is a perfect fast dessert or breakfast; or add sautéed mushrooms and bacon for a savoury meal.

The photo

Get creative! Don’t shy away from colour; try different add-ons and garnishes, and add a few decorative props. Also, remember to experiment with different angles when taking your photo. Note: this pancake puffs up beautifully in the oven, but will fall rather rapidly – so if you don’t have the chance to catch it in it’s fresh-from-the-oven glory, don’t despair. As you can see above, we didn’t either! (But if you do manage it, we’d love to see it.)

The prize

At the end of the month we’ll select the best photo submission and that lucky winner will receive a Robert Irvine personal blender (for all you smoothie-lovers!), as well as a $50 gift certificate – all from our friends at The Shopping Channel.

Inspire your inner gourmet with the personal blender from Chef Robert Irvine, available in black, red and blue at The Shopping Channel on February 26. Plus, a $50 The Shopping Channel Gift Card. Shop tsc.ca to learn more.
Inspire your inner gourmet with the personal blender from Chef Robert Irvine, available in black, red and blue at The Shopping Channel on February 26. Plus, a $50 The Shopping Channel Gift Card. Shop tsc.ca to learn more.


Click here for contest rules and regulations.

How to post your pic?

Once you have your photo, you can post it one of four ways (make sure you’re not on a private setting):

  • Follow us on Instagram, then post your photo using @ChatelaineKitchen
  • Follow us on Twitter, then tweet us your photo with the hashtag #ChatelaineKitchen
  • Like us on Facebook, then message us your photo
  • Email us your picture at chatelaine.kitchen@gmail.com

Get your photos posted by Thursday, February 26 at noon to be considered for club’s photo gallery, which features the prize-winning photo and all our club entries.