Happy Friday to you! I would like to say that today’s post is for Casual Friday, however, after waking up at 5 am to watch the Royal Wedding this morning, this day has been anything but casual! Did you see some of those hats? Geez…thankfully the bride has excellent taste. What were those other women thinking?
Anyway, to celebrate the Royal Wedding (cheers to William and Kate!) and in preparation for Mother’s Day, I have a beautiful Dutch Baby with Boozy Strawberries and an incredible giveaway to tell you about today! It’s been like Christmas around here lately. I can’t wait to see what comes next!
I was so excited when I was asked to review the Magimix by Robot-Coupe 4200XL 14-cup Food Processor (that’s quite the name!). I have always relied on my food processor to do many things in the kitchen. The more that I make our food from scratch, and use almost no processed foods, the more integral this particular appliance becomes in my kitchen. I am now preserving more seasonal and local foods than I ever have before.
I make pastry dough and bread dough with my food processor. I grate cheeses, slice vegetables, and chop nuts. I use it to puree foods (canned tomatoes, soups and sauces). I also use it to make batters (as I did with the Dutch Baby). You can also whip cream with a special attachment that comes with the Magimix by Robot-Coupe 4200XL 14-cup Food Processor. I find that my food processor is an incredible time saver.
I love that there are three different size bowls to use with this food processor and the size you choose will depend on the job you are doing. There are a selection of blades and discs that are neatly housed in their own case. I was so excited to see that since I tend to misplace those types of things. Now I can keep them stored all in one place.
I found this food processor to be a real workhorse. The only thing is doesn’t do is clean itself! When they come out with that model, I definitely want one of those.
I prepare many things in my food processor, but the one I would like to share with you today is a Dutch Baby. If you are not familiar with a Dutch Baby, it is batter that is baked in the oven and puffs up like a popover. It is almost like a crepe in texture on the bottom and similar to a pancake on the sides. It will fall as it sits. Filled with fresh fruit, it is a lovely dish for a brunch. It is a special dish that is perfect to have with your mother on Mother’s Day. Fancy pancakes and boozy strawberries? Who wouldn’t like that?
I made this batter in the smallest bowl of the mixer. It was a perfect fit. It whipped up the batter quickly and made a gorgeous Dutch Baby.
The strawberries were not quite sweet enough for me, so what better way to dress them up than with a teensy bit of Amaretto (well, maybe not so teensy after all)! A little booze always makes things festive and is perfect for a celebration like a Royal Wedding or Mother’s Day!
The Magimix by Robot-Coupe 4200XL 14-cup Food Processor is a pleasure to use. It is also very chic since it’s made in France. This machine truly is designed for someone who loves to cook and wants to make life a bit quicker and easier in their kitchen. You now have a chance to win one for yourself or your mother just in time for Mother’s Day next week!
*** THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED AND A WINNER HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED ***
Here is how you enter:
Regretfully, due to the weight and contents, this package can only be shipped to a winner in the U.S. I apologize to my readers that live outside of the U.S.
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This giveaway ends at 5 pm EST on Sunday May 8th, 2011. (Mother’s Day)
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Good luck and enjoy your weekend!
Dutch Baby with Strawberries and Amaretto
Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
For Dutch Baby:
3 large eggs, at room temperature
3/4 cup unbleached, all-purpose flour
3/4 cup whole milk
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
Sifted confectioner;s sugar, for dusting
2 quarts fresh strawberries, sliced
1 tablespoon (or more to taste) sugar
4 tablespoons Amaretto (more or less to taste)
For Dutch Baby:
Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees.
Mix first five ingredients in a food processor. Process until mixture is smooth and larger in volume, about thirty seconds. Be sure that the flour is mixed in properly.
Heat a 10-inch cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Melt butter in the pan just until it is no longer foamy. Be sure to not burn the butter. Remove the pan from the heat, pour in the batter and immediately place in the pre-heated oven.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, being sure not to burn the sides. (Mine was done in 15 minutes). Remove from the oven. The sides will shrink as it cools.
Top with fresh fruit and dust with confectioner's sugar. Serve immediately.
Place sliced strawberries in a large bowl. Sprinkle with sugar. Stir gently to mix. Place in a the refrigerator for at least a half hour, allowing the sugar to bring out the juices in the berries. Add Amaretto to taste. Serve immediately with the Dutch Baby.