Sunday, March 16, 2014

Dutch Apple Pancakes

It's nice when you search for a recipe with ingredients at hand and actually come up with a wonderful dish .  S had told me the Pancake Day was coming up, but it went by with none being made.  Today, there were  these lovely apples sitting in the fridge . So I thought why not a pancake with apples if there was one?  A search online and I liked what I saw on the Channel 4 website.  Here it is.  Make it, especially if you are an apple pie fan... it was truly delicious.

Tip - Make sure you do not cook the apples totally, it will result in a mush, keep a little bite on them so that there is a contrast in texture with the soft pancake.

( Makes two decent sized pancakes - not the small ones )

Unsalted butter - 50 gms
Apple - 1 large - peeled, cored, quartered and each wedge to be cut to 1/2 cm slices
Apple Brandy - 2 tbsp ( I skipped this )
Eggs - 2
Milk - 120 ml
Plain flour - 90 gms ( sifted)
Caster Sugar - 3 tbsp ( I used brown sugar)
Melted butter - 2 tbsp + a little more for the pan
Cream - 2 tbsp

Caster sugar - 100 gms
Ground cinnamon - 2 tbsp
Ground cloves - 1/2 tsp ( optional - I did not add)

Put butter in a pan and place over a medium heat.
Once the butter has melted, add the apple pieces and cook for 3–4 minutes until they begin to soften. *
and then transfer half the apple mixture to a bowl and set aside.

Prepare the flavoured sugar -  mix the caster sugar, cinnamon and cloves in a small bowl.

Make the batter - 
Break the eggs into a large bowl. Add the milk, flour, sugar and melted butter. Whisk to combine.

Ladle half the batter over the apple mixture in the pan and cook until the bottom of the pancake has set. Then flip/turn the pancake over and cook for a further minute on the other side. 

Slide the cooked pancake out on to a plate and keep warm. - repeat with the other portion of the apples and remaining batter

To serve -
Place each pancake on a serving plate, sprinkle with the flavoured sugar and serve with a dollop of cream

Add the brandy at this stage ( if you are using it ) to the pan and carefully set it alight to flame the apples. Let the flames go out of their own accord 

1 comment:

  1. I can have this pancakes happily anytime, delicious..


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