Monday, November 2, 2009

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German Pancakes & Apple

I was in the mood to make something different for breakfast this weekend. I especially wanted to make something different because Alex had a particularly tough weekend at the hospital and I thought a special breakfast would make up for things. Sure, I could have made pancakes and he would have been perfectly happy but what's the fun in that? Plus, what I made was a lot of fun. Think of it as a cross between pancakes, french toast, and an apple strudel. Doesn't that sound delicious? We gobbled it up and I promised to repeat this breakfast gem.

German Pancakes & Apple
Source: Love and Olive Oil (here)
Serves 2

1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup flour
3 eggs
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons butter

Apple Topping
1 apple, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons brown sugar

Combine milk, flour, eggs, and salt in medium bowl and mix until just combined.

Combine thinly sliced apples in bowl and toss with sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and lemon juice. In a separate bowl, combine brown sugar and remaining cinnamon and set aside.

Move oven rack down to bottom 1/3 of oven. Place butter in a 13×9 inch pan sprayed with cooking spray, put in oven, and preheat to 450 degrees. When butter is hot and sizzling, remove from oven and spread a thin layer (about 3/4 of apples) of apple slices in bottom of pan. Pour in batter, and arrange remaining apples sparingly on top. Sprinkle with brown sugar mixture.

Return pan to oven and bake for 25 minutes, or until golden brown and fluffy.

Slice and serve hot with maple syrup and powdered sugar. Enjoy!

Delicious really doesn't begin to describe this breakfast.

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