Monday, July 20, 2009

Dutch Oven success!!!
This morning I made German pancakes in the dutch oven and it worked out great!!!
I got a great dutch oven book from the library that taught me 2 VERY important things.
  1. When placing the briquettes, always put 1/3 of them on the ground and the other 2/3 on the lid of the oven
  2. Rotate the oven during the cooking process. This will help it to cook evenly.

The book is called The Beginner's Guide to Dutch Oven Cooking

It called for:

  • 18-23 briquettes
  • 2 TBSP sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter.
  • powder sugar to sprinkle on top when cooking is done.


  1. While the briquettes are getting ready, put the butter in oven in a warm place to melt, and mix all the other ingredients together in a separate bowl. (make sure to start with dry ingredients, make a well in the center and then add wet ingredients.)
  2. When butter is melted, rotate oven to coat the sides and pour the remaining butter in the bowl and mix it into the batter.
  3. Pour the batter into the dutch oven, cover and place the briquettes with tongs so that 1/3 of them are on the bottom and 2/3 of them are on the top.
  4. Cook for 20-25 minutes. Being sure to rotate the oven about every ten minutes to insure even cooking.
  5. Before removing from the briquettes make sure the food is completely cooked.
  6. Sprinkle with powder sugar and serve.


  1. Yay! I'm glad you finally had a successful cooking experience!! You're going to be a pro at Dutch oven cooking! I'll have to pick your brain on the subject before you guys move again!

  2. Wait a second... you have to let each grampa hotcake bake for 25 MINUTES!!!! You won't be able to eat breakfast till noon!