Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Apfel Pfanne Kuchen

If you are a fan of a traditional German Apple Pancake you might not like my version.  It is light on the pancake and heavy on the apples.  But I always have to adjust recipes to suit my taste.  Plus I'm only feeding two people.  So we don't need a ginormous pile of fluff.  Start with 2 peeled and sliced honey crisp apples.  Throw them in your antique cast iron skillet along with 1/3 cup packed brown sugar, 4 tbsps butter, 1/4 tsp nutmeg and 3 tsps of cinnamon.  The recipe I went by called for 1/4 tsp cinnamon.  Good grief.  If you don't like cinnamon you should get out of the kitchen!  Then cook the apple mixture until it starts to get tender.  It's going into the oven so it doesn't need to be fully cooked. Now for the pancake:  In a bowl mix 1/2 cup flour, 1/4 tsp baking powder and 1/4 tsp salt.  Then add 1/2 cup milk and 1 tsp vanilla.  Stir and start adding 3 eggs beating after each one.  Now pour the batter over the hot apples and place in a 425 degree oven for 10 minutes.  Then bake an additional 10 minutes at 350.  


Serve with a sprinkling of powdered sugar.  Enjoy!  If you want to double the pancake part, you'll be following the original recipe.  Only 5 eggs though.  And you can add an extra tbsp of melted butter and sugar in the pancake part.  Bake for 25-30 minutes.  And if you have a lemon on hand give it a squeeze over the pancake.  It is either for good luck or for taste.  Who knows.  I'll be doing my drawing for the Penzey's gift box next week. (details in my Lefse post)  So if you are a teacher, leave a comment and I'll throw your name into the mix!  

10 comments:

DJan said...

This sounds delicious, your version especially. Wow! And that's a lot of cinnamon. In my mind, I read the title as "apple fanny kitchen." :-)

Anne said...

This looks and sounds delicious.

blackheartbetty said...

Love it! My little one would appreciate the apples. They are one of his favorite treats!

Christina Rodriguez said...

You've always been my kind of cook, Sharon! The recipe I use for this is heavy on the apples, too. Travis likes his with powdered sugar AND syrup.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I am hungry again!
You always have such good food!
love
tweedles

Keith Andrea said...

.,oh what's that??? It looks delicious., it makes me hungry...lol


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Wanda..... said...

Your version appeals to me, Sharon. I baked an apple cake a few weeks ago that was similar...not too sweet and dense with the use of 4 large apples!

SquirrelQueen said...

This sounds delicious! Lots of apples and a good dose of cinnamon, what's not to like?

Sharon, I love the ornaments you made out of your slippers in the post below. That's a fun idea.

Pat Tillett said...

Yum! It looks and sounds good! That bacon was calling to me as well. I hope you have a nice Christmas...

Ana said...

I like cinnamon and this looks like a good version.
I hope you have a happy Christmas with the people you love :)