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Monday, May 14, 2012

Puffy Apple Pancake: Secret Recipe Club

It's time for another installment of Secret Recipe Club! This month I got Debby's blog, A Feast for the Eyes. It was super tough to chose only one recipes -- in fact I ended up making two! But it was hard to narrow it down to two recipes even! I had many, many ideas, both savory and sweet but ended up going with two sweet choices. Watch for the second recipe to be posted on Wednesday! 

This first one is a breakfast I've had many a time at a pancake house and was excited to try to recreate at home for myself. It was great! It had great crispy edges and a tender texture inside. I really questioned if it would rise, since the batter didn't have any baking powder or baking soda, only flour and eggs, but it definitely did! It loses it's puff as it cools, but it still tastes delicious! We topped with powdered sugar and enjoyed!

Puffy Apple Pancake

from A Feast for the Eyes
serves 4

1 large apple
2 tablespoons butter

1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

3 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
powdered sugar

  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.  
  • Peel, core and slice the apple into 1/4 inch thick pieces. 
  • Using an open-proof 10 inch skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.  Add the apple slices, making one layer and saute for 3-4 minutes, until beginning to soften.  
  • Turn apples over and add brown sugar and cinnamon to the mixture, stirring to coat apples with sugar.  Continue cooking apples for 3-4 minutes longer.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs then add milk, flour and vanilla and whisk until lumps are broken up and mixture is smooth.  
  • Pour the batter on top of the apple and sugar mixture and place skillet in the oven to bake, about 15 minutes.  The pancake will puff up and be golden brown on the edges.  
  • Remove from oven, cut into four wedges and serve with a dusting of powdered sugar.  


Trisha said...

Oh yum! I love the look of this pancake. I will have to try this out soon!

colleen said...

That looks wonderful! I've never seen something like that, but I'm anxious to try.

Karen said...

Debby has some great recipes - this looks wonderful!

Judee @ Gluten Free A-Z said...

This pancake looks like a nice brunch idea.. maybe with some berries.. nice and easy too.

Kirstin said...

YUMMY! Sounds amazing!

Angie {Successful2gether} said...

super yum! i have pinned for later use :)
Visiting you from SRC! :) <3

All Things Yummy said...

Oh yum, breakfast is my favorite meal. I'll have to try this recipe.

Jayasri Ravi said...

wow, yummy looking recipe.., it looks superb, That looks amazing never thought it is made with apples.. wonderful pick for SRC

Debby Foodiewife said...

Yay! My son loves these pancakes, because he says that have a sort of custardy texture and flavor inside. They are easy to make, aren't they? Nice to meet you. Oh, and I'm curious what the second recipe of mine is that you made?

Vivian - Let's Try These... said...

I bet my grand daughter would love this.

BigFatBaker said...

Oooh I've always wanted to try a baked pancake! Looks tasty and perfect for a fun breakfast :)

Betsy said...

I was commenting on another SRCer's blog that there were a lot of pancakes in our reveal group this time around....well, don't tell anyone but this one looks the best to me! Yummy!!!

be sure to check out May is avocado and asparagus month! We'd love if you'd link up any recipes you may have!

Miz Helen said...

I just love your fluffy pancake!
Cooking with you in the SRC-B
Miz Helen

Daniel Saraga said...

That pancake looks delicious. Great job!

Sarah said...

It was a pancake month! Thanks for your wonderful recipe pic and happy src:)