Whip up Dutch baby pancakes

Dutch baby pancakes have an eggy crater in the centre and a puffy, slightly crisp edge.
Dutch baby pancakes have an eggy crater in the centre and a puffy, slightly crisp edge.PHOTO: WASHINGTON POST

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EAT YOURSELF TO SLEEP

This year, World Sleep Day, an annual celebration of sleep and a call to action on important sleep issues, falls on Friday.

ST Food has a story from British newspaper The Guardian which lists various types of food with properties critical for good sleep.

These range from poultry and nuts to lentils, cherries, bananas and whole grains. Want a good night's rest? Eat these foods: http://str.sg/oSba

HOW TO PEEL AN AVOCADO

Follow The Washington Post's tips and tricks on how to cut an avocado so you will not end up with an "avocado hand", or a gash related to slicing the green-fleshed fruit that has sent many home cooks rushing to the hospital.

An easier way to take the pit out, for example, is to use a spoon. How to slice, pit and peel an avocado like a pro: http://str.sg/oSsA

RECIPES TO TRY

Whip up impressive Dutch baby pancakes popular at brunch spots around town. These pancakes have an eggy crater in the centre and a puffy, slightly crisp edge.

Try these five recipes for sweet and savoury pancakes.

You can top them with everything from a berry compote and Greek yogurt to chorizo, watercress and bocconcini. The possibilities are endless. Big puffy pancakes: Five recipes for Dutch Babies: http://str.sg/oSKz

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 11, 2018, with the headline 'Whip up Dutch baby pancakes'. Print Edition | Subscribe