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.


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


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


  • 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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