Fifty bloggers are doing a blog hop to bring all of our readers easy, fantastic dinner ideas! I’m sharing an easy dinner (or breakfast) recipe that I’ve been making for 25 years! Scroll down to the bottom of the post to see all of the other ideas as well. Thank you to Sarah of Becoming Martha for putting together the blog hop.
If you need a gluten-free Big Daddy, I substitute gluten-free flour for the regular flour. These are a yummy gluten-free dish!
We serve fresh fruit such as bananas, strawberries, blueberries, etc. and a squeeze of lemon and powdered sugar to finish it off for the perfect touch.
I’ve also made a savory Big Daddy. I cooked up some bulk breakfast sausage with onions and mushrooms and added the mixture to the top of the Big Daddy’s. Pretty yummy!
RECIPE for 3-4 servings. Bake in a 9 inch baking dish:
1 cup flour (all-purpose, cake flour or gluten-free flour) I’ve used them all with similar results. Maybe you will have a favorite flour to use?
1 cup milk
5 T. butter (I use salted butter)
RECIPE for 5-6 servings. Bake in a 9 x 13″ baking dish:
1.5 cup flour (all-purpose, cake flour or gluten-free flour) I’ve used them all with similar results.
1.5 cup milk
1 cube butter (I use salted butter)
Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees. This is a MUST!
Place butter in the baking dish. Bake in the oven until melted.
While the butter is melting, get your batter ready. In a large bowl, beat eggs until light and frothy. Add milk and flour beat well.
As you can see there are lots of lumps in my batter. You can use a mixer or blender to mix the batter well (I didn’t this time). You can’t taste the lumps once cooked. Pour batter directly into hot pan that has the melted butter in it. The butter will rise up over some of the batter (as shown above). This is normal.
Bake 20-25 minutes in 450 degree oven until golden brown and completely puffy on the sides.
This is what it looks like when it comes right out of the oven. The Big Daddy was baked in a 9 inch baking dish. You can see the melted butter which is one of my favorite parts. Serve immediately. This is a showpiece when you bring it out of the oven. So I always have the family seated at the table before it is removed from the oven.
I added strawberries, bananas and powdered sugar shown in the picture above. But I usually serve it plain and have several toppings in individual bowls so my family can serve themselves and add the toppings they choose.
Strawberries & Whipped Cream
Squeeze of lemon and a sprinkling of powdered sugar.
or you can do any savory type of topping that sounds good to you!
TIPS for making Big Daddy’s:
- Use room temperature milk for the recipe
- Place a hot pad or wood trivet on your dining room table so you have a place to set the HOT dish/pan (right out of the oven)
- Make sure your family/guests are seated before you bring the dinner out of the oven
- Little kids can help cut the bananas and strawberries (any other soft fruit) by using a butter knife
- I would keep frozen berries in the fridge for a last minute “what am I doing for dinner?”. All the other ingredients I always have in my pantry or fridge.