I love pancake houses and often order the Dutch baby. At the local pancake house, the choices are a plain Dutch baby (spritzed with lemon juice) or an apple one. Cherries were in season here in Seattle and I thought to try making a Dutch baby using them as the fruit. But, I had to make it gluten-free so my husband could eat it, too.
I lived in Paris for a long time, and my kids were raised there, so this french dessert is a little taste of home. My girls and I have always loved afternoon tea, and we still love small little finger treats you can eat with a delicious cup of tea in the afternoon. This dessert was a way to combine the idea of tea, high tea desserts, and our home in Paris.
Who doesn’t love French Toast? Especially Stuffed French Toast! But the fat & calories relegate it to a decadent breakfast treat we only allow ourselves on special occasions. My grilled version swaps butter for a scant bit of healthy olive oil. Substituting agave for white sugar & Greek yogurt for cream cheese also decrease fat & calories & increase health benefits. The vitamins in fresh fruit & a homemade strawberry balsamic drizzle seal the deal. No you can have French Toast whenever you want!
Years ago I had a very extensive and bountiful herb garden and this recipe started out as a simple herb quiche for a brunch I was hosting, but the “gluten free’s” and the “cutting down on carbers” won out so it became a frittata. Then someone suggested a salad might be nice to add to the menu, and someone else suggested making a breakfast pizza so I just combined all three into this dish. Frittatas however traditionally have cheese in them or on them as do pizzas. I had no cheese! So I used Mayonnaise and a star was born! Enjoy!