Since I have super busy work weeks, I tend to have super boring breakfasts, or at least the same thing every day. Muesli with nuts and yogurt, tasty but dull. So at the weekend, I like to have an extravagant brunch, sometimes I go out but mostly I cook at home. Last weekend I made a dutch baby, which is a cross between a pancake and a Yorkshire pudding and is so tasty!
So here is the recipe, I would suggest serving it on its own dusted with icing sugar or with spiced poached plums.
125ml of milk
1 table spoon of sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
65 grams plain flour
3 tablespoons butter
Recipe (prep time 10 mins cook time 25 mins)
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees centigrade.
- Sift the flour and the butter into a bowl.
- Mix in the whisked eggs one by one trying to keep the mixture as smooth as possible.
- Slowly whisk in the milk and the vanilla essence until a smooth mixture is formed. You want this to be a very smooth batter.
- Put the 3 tablespoons of butter in a fixed bottomed pie dish (about 2-3 cm deep and preferably metal). Put the dish in the oven and watch until the butter has melted.
- Once the butter has melted add the batter to the butter filled pie dish and bake at 200 degrees C for 20 minutes, or till puffed up and golden.
- Cook for a final 5 minutes on 150 degrees C.
- Remove from the oven and liberally dust with icing sugar! Serve on its own or with stewed fruit or custard.