By Michele Carlsten
The Daily Iowegian
---- — Hi everyone. Once again mother nature is trying to fool us! But to no avail. I have been seeing a lot of gardening preparation going on out there and boy are we all ready or what?
Doug and I have really started to get into the craze of cast iron cooking. We are slowly building our collection of various types of skillets and cookware. I have been amazed by how amazingly wonderful these are to cook with when seasoned correctly. Doug has spent many hours laboring over the pans to get them just right. So I am putting one of our first recipes in this week.
Yummy! This is a great recipe for when you have company coming over for breakfast and would work nicely at brunch. It is sure to impress everyone. And they never need to know it’s not that hard to make.
DUTCH BABY WITH
Cook time: 15 minutes; Prep time: 10 minutes; Serves: Six
3 large eggs
6 Tb. flour
6 Tb. milk
1 Tb. sugar
Pinch of nutmeg
1 Tb. regular vanilla
3 Tb. butter
1. PREHEAT OVEN: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Place three tablespoons of butter in the 10 inch frying pan to melt while it is preheating.
2. MIX INGREDIENTS: Combine all the remaining ingredients in a small mixing bowl and whisk until well mixed. With a pot holder, take the cast iron skillet out of the oven, (shut the door so you don’t lose your heat) and pour the batter into it, and return it to the oven to bake.
3. BAKE THE DUTCH BABY: Bake the Dutch Baby in the oven for 15 minutes. Watch it carefully as it browns so it doesn’t burn.
4. FILL THE DUTCH BABY WITH FRUIT: Fill with an assortment of fruit or berries. Squeeze the juice of one lemon over all fruit.
5. TO SERVE: Dust generously with powdered sugar. Slice in six pie shaped slices to serve, and top with a dollop of whipped cream. Enjoy!
Well by now I’m sure everyone has heard about our tremendous loss of Morgan Cline. He passed away and went with the angels on Easter Sunday. What a sad thing to lose such a man that has done so much for our community here and surrounding communities as well. We will miss him very much. His official obituary is out now and his memorial service date will be announced at a later date.
The annual Exline School Reunion Dinner will be held Saturday, May 24 at 12 p.m. at the Exline Recreation Center. The cost for the dinner is $8 for all graduates and the general public are welcome to attend.
The Exline farmers market group will be attending a special day at the city park in Centerville for an Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 26. There will be lots of fun activities for adults and children alike. Try to attend this special event.
The Royal Neighbors will be meeting at Maryanne Hurley’s house on May 3 to create gardening pots to be given to Empower Women.
It’s finally happened. Exline will now officially have a monthly flea market! They will be held throughout the season on the first Saturday of every month from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The first to be held is Saturday, May 3. There are no fees and everyone is welcome just bring your stuff and set up! The spots that are available are on the east side of the Exline store and in the memorial park on that side. Make sure to join us all for this event in hopes to have a great rival to others in the area and to just have fun. Call Penny at (641) 895-2789 for any information you might need.