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Dutch Baby Recipe Fail

For Easter breakfast, I thought I'd be a sweetheart and surprise Sexy Nerd with one of his favorite breakfasts, a Dutch Baby. The recipe is foolproof - or so I thought!

Strawberries were recently on sale for $0.88/lb and I had overly stocked up, (I may have a problem) (yes, I certainly have a problem) leaving us with a fridge full of mushy red fuzzies. Why is it that strawberries are Sexy Nerd's favorite fruit only until I purchase 10 pounds? Then, he turns his nose up at them. They're moldy, he complains. You're going to kill us both, he whines. Bah!

Just cut the furry parts off, Sexy Nerd!

I decided a pink Dutch Baby would be the epitome of Easter goodness and threw a handful of strawberries into the blender. I photographed the resulting batter, certain I was in the midst of a new winning recipe for my blog, the strawberry Dutch Baby.

See all the air bubbles? They're a surefire sign that we were in for a delicious Dutch Baby.

I baked it for 10 minutes on the lowest rack, then moved it to the center of the oven for another 10.

Then, I bumped up the cooking time by another 10 minutes.

And another.

And another.

No psychedelic Dutch Baby poofing. Not even any lousy browning!

An hour later, I gave up and served Sexy Nerd this:
(I wouldn't eat it)

It was all squishy and congealed, like a strawberry-scented omelet.

Guess what?

Sexy Nerd won't touch strawberries, but this he devoured.

It looks like Purina!

Moral of the story? Top your Dutch Baby with fruit, but never ever blend it into the batter. Sexy Nerd will eat moldy food if I disguise it.

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