Monday, February 28, 2011

National Pancake Week

Hey everyone are you ready for National Pancake Week?!  We love pancakes in our house and have them several times a month, sometimes even for dinner.  We are kicking off the week with a favorite recipe of my dear friend Lori's.  I had this for lunch at her place once and begged her to share with me.  I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I did.

German Apple Pancake
4 eggs
1/2 c. all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 T sugar
1 pinch of salt
1 c milk
1 tsp vanilla (or more if you like it)
2 T unsalted butter melted
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
I also add 1 T of cinnamon if I'm using the apple pie filling in a can if you don't you will need
1/4 c unsalted butter
1/2 c sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 large tart apple peeled cored and sliced
In a large bowl blend eggs, flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Add milk slowly add vanilla, butter, and spices. Let stand for at least 30 min to overnight.
Preheat oven to 425
if using fresh apple: Melt butter in 10" oven proof skillet brushing it up the sides. In a small bowl combine 1/4 sugar and the spices and sprinkle mixture over the butter and line the pan with the apple slices. Sprinkle remaining sugar over the slices. Place pan over medium high heat until the mixture bubbles then gently pour the batter over the apples.
if using canned apples just pour batter into pan and spoon the apples through out without mixing them together. (think drop biscuits)
Here the recipe lies!!! Bake in over for 15 minutes (more like 40) till the batter puffs up over the edges of pan. Reduce heat to 375 and bake for 10 min (another lie more like 30) till golden brown and not doughy (finger test the middle without pushing it in just tap and see if the pancake bounces like a cake)
Just a reminder hot apples will burn your mouth so let it cool before eating :)

1 comment:

  1. This looks delish! I love apples and pancakes..I didn't know I missed national pancake week! What kind of pan did you use?


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