Ooh baby baby!

It's a German pancake! It's a Bismark! It's a Dutch puff! No matter what you call it, this puffy oven-baked pancake loaded with cranberry sauce is an easy and impressive dish for your holiday breakfast or brunch.

Smart Cookie's Cranberry Dutch Baby recipe
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MasterChef alum, Elise Mayfield — aka Smart Cookie — shows you how to make an oven-baked pancake in a cast iron pan with sweet/tart cranberry sauce baked right in.

Get the recipe: Cranberry Dutch Baby

"If a crepe and a pancake had a baby, it'd be the Dutch baby, boasting crisp, chewy edges surrounding a custardy middle. Here we dress it up for the holidays by baking a homemade cranberry sauce into the batter and mixing Chinese five-spice into the butter that goes on top. And that, my friends, is how you do brunch in a time crunch!" — Smart Cookie

Watch the video to see it all come together:

Smart Cookie's Top Tips:

  1. Heat your cast iron skillet in the oven while you're preparing the batter. You want it to be really hot so the batter puffs up when you add it to the pan.
  2. Don't stir the batter after you add it to the pan.