Puffy Eggs With Lemon and Sugar

It’ll deflate soon after being taken out of the oven, which means it’s time for the lemon and sugar.

Puffy Eggs with Lemon and Sugar

8″ cast iron skillet (if no small skillet, could use a loaf pan or tiny pyrex dish)
1 tbsp butter
two eggs
1 tbsp flour (white or whole wheat)
1/4 cup milk (whole preferred)
dash of salt
fresh lemon juice (plus the inner flesh, and some rind if you wish!)
icing sugar (table sugar if you’re in a pinch)

Heat the oven to 400. Add butter to cast iron skillet, put skillet in oven to melt butter and warm skillet. In a bowl, add eggs, flour, milk and salt. Whisk or blend well. Once oven reaches 400, take skillet out, be sure the butter is well spread across skillet including the sides. Pour egg mixture into pan. Bake for 20 mins.

When you take it out, it will be beautifully puffy! Like a dome.  Once it deflates (and it will), squeeze fresh lemon all over it and dust icing sugar through a sieve. But just a very light dusting.

Double it to feed more.

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  • http://urbanchickpea.com Alia

    This looks great! A very different way to serve eggs for breakfast, almost crepe-y, especially with the lemon and sugar. Will definitely try!

  • Paul

    “Puffy Eggs”? Excuse me, but this is pannukakku, Finnish pancake! (albeit very tiny and on the eggy side.) My Sunday brunch-of-choice, mine is a bit richer, and with a ratio closer to flan than fritatta:

    ½ stick butter
    6 eggs
    3 c. whole milk
    ½ tsp. salt
    ¼ c. honey
    1½ c. flour
    (optionally, add a few pods of ground cardamom, but I prefer to put it into the tea or coffee instead)

    Same baking procedure, but it takes around 40 minutes in my deep 12″ sauteuse, and 10 min to cool.
    I top with jam instead of sugar, and always serve with strong, strong coffee or strong assam tea. 😀

    • http://www.thesweetbeet.com Michelle Madden

      This sounds so divine! Love the idea of the cardomom. What does the word “pannukakku” actually mean? I”m guessing something like, “very decadent brunch option” …

      • Kim Ghattas

        sounds same as Dutch, pannekoek- biscuit in a pan or… just pancake

      • Paul

        It is divine, if I may say so myself! Yeah, it just means “pancake”, but I like your translation.

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  • Guest

    This is known as a Dutch Baby. Not the most earth shattering discovery. Sorry. 

    • Suzie Ofner

      I did a google search for egg dish with lemon and powdered sugar hoping to find a dish that my mom made for me when I was a kid. All I could remember were the ingredients and that the second word was baby. Thank you and thanks to the poster for the recipe :) very happy!

  • Sasha P

    Doesn’t matter whether this is a “new” idea or not. Please, people. This is a food blog, not a science lab. 

    Made this for breakfast this morning and it was incredibly easy and yummy and healthy!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/sandra.a.chance Sandra Chance

    My daughter loves these! Thanks so much