SRC: Dutch Baby Pancakes and Swedish Chocolate Balls

by Holly on July 7, 2013

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This month my Secret Recipe Club post is a twofer! At the last minute this week I volunteered to cover for another SRC blogger in the group who wasn’t feeling well and wouldn’t be able to post. That meant this month I got to discover two new-to-me blogs instead of one!

Swedish Chocolate Balls overhead - phemomenon

I had a fun time deciding what to make. I really wanted to make this Strawberry Lavender Jam from my originally assigned blog, Love & Flour. I definitely want to give that a try, but with how crazy the past few weeks have been I knew I wasn’t going to get in another jam session (pun totally intended). Instead I ended up making the Swedish Chocolate Balls shown above… more on those in a second.

Incidentally, I’ll bet it is amazing and would’ve been drop dead perfect with the recipe I ended up making from the second blog I took on, The Weekend Gourmet, which was the base from her recipe for a Dutch Baby Pancake. The only change I made to her recipe was to make them individual sized in a square muffin pan (baked at the same temperature for 20 minutes). The original recipe does look fantastic as well though and will definitely need to be tried with the addition of the spices and apple topping she makes it with. The recipe itself is a bit sweeter than ones I’ve made before, but that’s rarely a bad thing in my book!

Pan of Dutch Babies -

I topped my little Dutch Baby pancakes with some of my homemade strawberry vanilla bean jam (basic strawberry jam recipe with vanilla bean paste added just before canning) and a generous sprinkling of powdered sugar. This is my favorite way to eat them, though all my boys are happy with just some maple syrup.

Dutch Babies with Jam -

Funny enough I didn’t really notice until I was writing the title for this post that I chose two separate recipes from two separate blogs that happen to be from roughly the same area of the world. Go figure!

So, back to Love & Flour, I had several cookie recipes I wanted to try out, but I kept coming back to this one for the Swedish Chocolate Balls. Why? Well, because they take very few ingredients that I almost always have on hand, and are no-bakes. That means no oven on a hot day and that these are PERFECT for kids to help make.

Oats, cocoa, butter, powdered sugar, a little milk and some vanilla. Stir, scoop, chill, roll in topping, eat. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.

We do something similar with chopped dates or other dried fruit, but I really liked the switch to the oats and they aren’t overly sweet.

Please do be sure to check out the blog hop below for more Secret Recipe Club fun!

Swedish Chocolate Balls on a plate -

RECIPE for Dutch Baby Pancakes

RECIPE for Swedish Chocolate Balls


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angela@spinachtiger July 7, 2013 at 10:20 pm

How very nice of you to do two recipes and both look amazing, especially for me the dutch babies.

Delishhh July 7, 2013 at 10:25 pm

Wow – two of them huh! Impressive. Well the Swedish chocolate balls are something i grew up on as a kid. I still make them today and love them. The original ones are made with coffee so next time tray that vs. adding milk, much better.

Camilla @ Culinary Adventures July 7, 2013 at 10:25 pm

Major kudos to you for taking on TWO blogs! Nice job. And both recipes look absolutely amazing. Thanks for being an SRC rock star!

Sweet as Sugar Cookies July 7, 2013 at 10:48 pm

Those Swedish Chocolate Balls are now on my list of things I must make. They would be perfect to satisfy my chocolate craving and they look so pretty that I would definitely use them to give to someone else as a gift. Thanks for the great idea!

Leigh July 8, 2013 at 12:58 am

I envy how perfectly round you got your truffles. Mine always look squished! 🙂

Adelina Priddis July 8, 2013 at 6:23 am

Both recipes look wonderful!! I would love the recipe for you strawberry vanilla bean jam though, sounds yummy!

AmandaE July 8, 2013 at 6:42 am

Mini dutch baby pancakes AND Swedish chocolate balls?!?! sounds like an awesome month 🙂 Love how simple both of these recipes seem – pinning them both for later 🙂

Stephanie July 8, 2013 at 9:46 am

I like the idea of individual Dutch Babies… one always seems too much for just one or two, and not something that would do well as leftovers, but perhaps the individuals ones might freeze?

Holly July 8, 2013 at 10:44 am

Stephanie… hmm. I hadn’t thought about that. I wonder if they would. The recipe made 9 individual ones that were pretty small. I ate 3 for a serving. So even if you made the whole batch to try you probably would be able to see without making too many. I’d love to know if you try!

Lesa @ Edesia's Notebook July 8, 2013 at 10:49 am

Great job taking on two blogs! Both of your creations look delicious, but I personally can’t wait to try those chocolate balls. I wouldn’t have thought something so pretty would be so easy to make.

sara July 8, 2013 at 11:23 am

Love those dutch babies – these are one of my favorite treats! Yours looks fantastic and that strawberry vanilla bean jam sounds amazing!

Nicole @ Daily Dish Recipes July 8, 2013 at 11:40 am

Oh you lucky girl. You got two fantastic blogs this month and the recipes you chose look and sound absolutely amazing. Love the pictures!

Sawsan@ Chef in disguise July 8, 2013 at 12:40 pm

Hello Holly
Hats off to you for taking on two blogs and making two wonderful recipes.I really want to try the duch pancakes soon. I just know my kids will love them.
P.S. I got your blog this month and made your cherry clafoutis, we loved it. Thank you for the inspiration

Kate | Food Babbles July 8, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Both these recipes are delightful!! I love chocolate so know the swedish chocolate balls would really appeal to me. And your dutch baby pancakes are calling my name. I can practically taste them with the strawberry vanilla bean jam. Yum!

LeAndra July 8, 2013 at 8:04 pm

I’m glad you found something you liked! Both of your recipes look like they turned out great. I really like the individual dutch babies. I never would have thought of that, and it’s such a good idea.

Sarah Shoo July 15, 2013 at 7:24 am

Those Dutch Babies look amazing! I’ve been looking for new breakfast ideas, and I might have to try these.

Laura July 16, 2013 at 8:31 pm

The pictures are fabulous! These two dishes were a great choice. Would love to try them!

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