When it comes to a quick, cheap and easy breakfast for one (or a shared dessert for two) my favourite thing to make is a Dutch Baby Pancake. I make Gingerbread Spiced and Pomegranate ones at Christmas, Caramalised Apple and Cinnamon ones in Autumn, and I've included the recipe for my everyday, lemon and sugar version in my book Student Eats (which you can pre-order here). However, today we're going down an indulgent route with a chocolate version, topped off with fresh banana slices and warm, drizzled Nutella.
Lots of Dutch Baby recipes you'll find ask you to whisk the eggs and the sugar together with an electric whisk. My method makes for a true budget recipe because while I was writing the book I discovered that you can still bet a beautifully puffy pancake using a simple hand held balloon whisk. Also, you don't need measuring scales for this, as I've written the whole recipe just to use just a simple set of measuring spoons. Oh, and did I mention that, including toppings, it only comes in at £1.20 to make the whole thing?
Banana and Nutella is just a suggestion by way of toppings for this chocolate pancake. Valentines Day is coming up, so you could always sub out the banana for strawberry slices for a Valentines breakfast or dessert. For the recipe, head over to the Voucherbox to check out their new e-cookbook, packed full of some frankly delicious looking budget eats. Oh, and for more recipes like this from me, be sure to pre-order Student Eats!
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