Rice Cooker Dutch Baby

Rice Cooker Dutch Baby

A few weeks ago when one of our friends was leaving for Winter vacation, we decided to go to a pancake restaurant that also had dutch babies. Here are some pictures of the display dutch babies as well as the ones my friend and I ordered. They were a bit thin, and they used mozzarella cheese which did not taste good with it. I also prefer to eat my dutch babies with ketchup, like an American ^_^ but they gave me honey. And my friends dutch baby was a salad, so she got dressing.

 

Pancake Restaurant Japan Dutch Baby Display PhotoJapanese Dutch Baby Pancake Restaurant Display PictureJapanese Dutch Pancake Restaurant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This morning I woke up with the idea and the motivation to use our rice cooker to make a dutch baby. It was a little bit difficult because our rice cooker kept on switching to keep warm, and I did have to flip it, but overall it came out good and was totally worth the effort ^_^ It may not look absolutely beautiful, but it tastes like a dutch baby should, thick and fluffy ^_^ Maybe we will make these with our friend when she returns so that she can taste what a real dutch baby is like ^_^ I also melted some cheddar cheese on top and ate it with ketchup and sriracha sauce ^_^ I can barely tell right now that I am in Japan and not in America ^_^ Life is good ^_^

Homemade Rice Cooker Dutch Baby Bottom Home Made Rice Cooker Dutch Baby with Cheddar Cheese

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rice Cooker Dutch Pancake BottomDutch Pancake in Rice Cooker with Cheddar Cheese

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The recipe and directions are as follows:

7 eggs, 1 cup flour, 1 cup milk, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 tsp of cinnamon, 2 TBSP of butter, cheddar cheese. First I whisked the eggs, then added the milk and vanilla and whisked some more. Then I added the cinnamon and flour a little bit at a time while whisking. At home I would use a blender, but this time I just used a fork. Lots of whisking ^_^ I then melted 2 TBSP of butter in the rice cooker and once it was melted, I swirled it around to coat the pan a bit, then poured some of the batter in. I did not want to pour all of it in case it rose a lot and also to make sure it would be able to cook fully, so about half, but I honestly (accidentally) poured a bit more than half, but it still turned out alright ^_^ I would say that it still took about an hour to cook which is about how long it takes in an oven in America, but it depends on your rice cooker I guess. Just keep checking on it, and flip it if and when it needs, and after flipping it, you can put some cheddar cheese on the top to melt ^_^

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Living in Japan we have discovered Asahi Food Balance Up Cream biscuit sandwiches that resemble the flavors of Poptarts in America. I like them so much, I decided to write a post about the different flavors and what I believe they taste like. They come in a package with two separately sealed packages with two small puffed cream filled granola biscuit sandwiches. They are probably 1″ x 2″ x.25″ big. Asahi Food sells just the granola as well, but Japan really seems to like cream puffed foods. Even peanut butter here (aside from a jar of Skippy peanut butter) is actually just really whipped peanut cream, it is kind of gross especially if you have grown to love the dense texture and flavor of peanut butter. Anyways, I’ve seen the Poptart like granola sandwiches in 10 different flavors, but I keep on finding new flavors. So far I’ve seen: a Fruits and Granola, Cream Cheese, Maple Nuts & Granola, Blueberry, Chocolate, Strawberry, Mocha, ココナッツアーモンド (Coconut Almond), Sesame & Soybeans and Granola, and Brown Rice Bran Sweet Potato flavored biscuit sandwiches.

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The Fruits and Granola Japanese sandwich snack tastes like a lemon cream sandwich cookie.

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The Japanese Maple Nuts & Granola snack tastes similar to the Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Pop Tarts.

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The blueberry creme puffed granola cracker sandwich tastes like a blueberry flavored Poptart, simple as that.

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The Mocha flavored biscuit sandwiches were actually quite flavorless in my opinion. I couldn’t quite pick up on anything it could have tasted like because I couldn’t really pick up on any flavor at all ^_^ Could be a good thing? ^_^

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