2012 seems to be speeding by.  I feel like I have barely had time to stop and smell the roses, let alone relax with a long Sunday Brunch. And I think this weekend it is time.  So here are two recipes for brunch musts (aside from mimosas), that I learned from my mom.  The ingredients are incredibly basic. Top them with your favorite spreads- butter, jam, Nutella? Sunday is cheat day after all.

Dutch Babies

Super easy to make. It’s just a pancake in the oven.


4 eggs

1 tablespoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

2/3 cup flour, sifted

2/3 cup milk

2 tablespoons soft butter


Heat oven to 400°F.

Butter two 9-inch cake pans well.

In mixing bowl whisk eggs.

Add flour to eggs a little at a time, whisking after each addition. You wan the batter smooth- no lumps!

Add milk in two parts, beating lightly after each addition.

Lightly beat in 2 tablespoons of melted butter and the salt.

Pour half of the batter into each pie pan.

Bake at 400° F for 10 minutes.  Decrease heat to 350° and bake an additional 5 minutes.

Taste best when served immediately.


I loved these Sunday mornings. The hollow middle is perfect for spooning marmalade into. And the batter is similar to Yorkshire Pudding.


2 eggs

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup milk

1/2 teaspoon salt


Preheat oven to 450° F. Grease and flour six 6-ounce custard cups.

In a medium bowl whisk eggs.

Beat in flour, milk and salt until smooth, but be cautious not to overbeat.

Fill custard cups 1/2 full.

Bake at 450° F for 20 minutes. Decrease heat to 350° F and bake for an additional 20 minutes.

Remove from cups and serve immediately.


-Arianna Schioldager

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