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
  • 3 eggs
  • 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)

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees centigrade.
  2. Sift the flour and the butter into a bowl.
  3. Mix in the whisked eggs one by one trying to keep the mixture as smooth as possible.
  4. Slowly whisk in the milk and the vanilla essence until a smooth mixture is formed. You want this to be a very smooth batter.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Cook for a final 5 minutes on 150 degrees C.
  8. Remove from the oven and liberally dust with icing sugar! Serve on its own or with stewed fruit or custard.