Dutch Baby with Figs and Raspberries



For the batter:
• 125g (4½oz) plain (all-purpose) flour
• 125ml (4fl oz) full-fat (whole) milk
• 3 medium free-range eggs
• Pinch of ground cinnamon
• Small pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
• Pinch of fine salt
• 30g (1oz) salted butter

For the fig and raspberry filling:
• 25g (1oz) salted butter
• 4 ripe black figs, sliced horizontally
• 1–2 tsp caster (superfine) sugar
• 3–4 tbsp Marsala wine (optional)
• 350g (12oz) raspberries

To serve:
• 150g (5½oz) crème fraîche
• Icing (confectioner’s) sugar, for dusting

Words by:
Matt Tebbutt
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September 2023

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Photograph: Hardie Grant

A cross between a pancake and a Yorkshire pudding, this epic breakfast or brunch dish is an American creation with Germanic roots. You often see it served in the cast-iron skillet it’s cooked in. I’m using figs and raspberries here, but it can be adorned with anything you feel like adding. It also makes a great edible serving bowl for scoops of vanilla ice cream, maple syrup and toasted pecans.

Serves 4

• Preheat the oven to 220°C/200°C fan/425°F/gas mark 7.
• Mix the flour, milk, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt together in a large bowl. Heat the 30g (1oz) butter in a 25cm (10in) cast-iron pan (skillet). When it’s good and hot, pour in the batter. Transfer to the oven and cook for 20 minutes, or until risen and golden.
• In the meantime, to make the fig and raspberry filling, melt the 25g (1oz) butter in a large frying pan (skillet) over a medium heat. Add the figs and the sugar and warm gently over a low-medium heat for about 5 minutes, to warm the fruit through and soften it a little. (If using the Marsala, add it to the pan now, turn up the heat a bit and simmer until the volume of the liquid is reduced by half.)
• Remove from the heat and stir in the raspberries. Set aside.
• To serve, fill the risen Dutch baby with the warm fruit and any juices from the pan. Serve with crème fraîche and a dusting of icing (confectioner’s) sugar.

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