Dutch Baby Recipe With Spiced Plums

Dutch baby with spiced plums

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Ice cream for breakfast? Yes please! A Dutch baby is like a giant, sweet Yorkshire pudding and we've served this one with spiced plums.


Try our Dutch Baby recipe with spiced plums. A dutch baby pancake is like a giant, sweet Yorkshire pudding and we’ve served this one with spiced plums. It is great served hot so the ice cream spreads and softens. Equally, it is a great tea time goodie sliced straight from the fridge.



  • blueberries 100g
  • plain flour 100g
  • cinnamon a pinch
  • eggs 3, beaten
  • vanilla extract 1 tsp
  • whole milk 150ml
  • butter 1 tbsp
  • sunflower oil
  • vanilla ice cream to serve


  • plums 4, halved and stoned
  • golden caster sugar 100g
  • vanilla pod 1, halved and seeds scraped out
  • star anise 1
  • nutmeg a grating
  • cloves 2


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 4. Put all the spiced plum ingredients (including the vanilla seeds and pod) into a saucepan. Pour over 100ml water, and cover. Cook for 5-10 minutes until the plums are tender, and a knife goes through them easily. Scoop the plums out and leave to cool. Strain the remaining liquid through a sieve into a small pan. Simmer for a few minutes until syrupy, take off the heat, add the blueberries, then cool.

  • Step 2

    Sift the flour into a large bowl. Add a pinch of salt and cinnamon and make a well in the centre. Add the eggs and vanilla, and whisk vigorously until you get a thick batter. Slowly whisk in the milk, it should be the consistency of double cream. Leave to rest at room temperature for 30 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Put the oven shelf to 2/3 high in the oven, and heat an empty skillet for 10 minutes to get really hot. Remove carefully, and add the butter and 2 tbsp oil, and swirl around the pan. Put back in the oven for 2 minutes until the butter starts to foam. Working quite quickly, remove the pan from the oven, and pour in the batter. Put back in the oven, cook for 20-25 minutes until golden and risen. Try not to open the oven before 20 minutes, or the oven will lose heat and the dutch baby might collapse.

  • Step 4

    Serve immediately, with scoops of ice cream, plums with spiced syrup and blueberries drizzled over the top.

Find more recipes for fruity puddings here. We love a fruit pudding especially when they're easy to make. Try one of our ten fruity desserts.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 370
  • Fat 13.8g
  • Saturates 4.6g
  • Carbs 50.8g
  • Sugars 31.6g
  • Fibre 2.3g
  • Protein 8.9g
  • Salt 0.4g