Saturday, September 25, 2010

A Very Special Brunch: German Apple Pancake

The side poof!!!!

The grand finale!!!

Last night my lovely friend Anne stayed over at my place. This morning was spent in her cheerful company, chatting and laughing in our pajamas like we were a couple of tween girls! Nothing beats girlfriend time!!!!

The Lovely Anne

To make our morning complete, and because we were too lazy to put on clothes to go out to eat, we decided to cook something delicious...a HUGE German Apple Pancake was the result! Invite some friends over and whip this gorgeous dish up!!!

German Apple Pancake, from The Great Big Butter Cookbook

4 tbsp. butter
3 large (1 1/2 pounds total) Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and sliced into 1/4" thick slices
1/4 c. dark brown, packed
1/2 tsp. nutmeg, fresh ground
1 tsp. cinnamon
6 large eggs, room temperature
1 1/2 c. buttermilk, at room temp
1 c. all-purpose flour
1/4 c. granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
Confectioner's sugar, for garnish

Preheat oven to 375F.

Place the butter in a 9x13x2 glass backing pan and melt in the oven. Arrange the apple slices over the melted butter and return to the oven, baking until apples are soft, about 10 min.

In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, nutmeg and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon. Remove the pan from the oven and sprinkle the apples with the brown sugar mixture; set aside.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine the eggs, buttermilk, flour, sugar, vanilla, salt and remaining 1/2 tsp. cinnamon. Mix with an electric mixer for 1 1/2 minutes. Pour over the apples.

Return the pan to the oven and bake for 35 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the apples rise to the surface. Remove from the oven, sprinkle with confectioner's sugar, and serve immediately.

The recipe says it serves 12...right! Try more like 4!!!! Enjoy!!!!

*Anne had a great idea!!! Crumble thick sliced maple bacon on top!!! TOOOOOOOOO delicious!!!!


Maren said...

I love german pancakes!!! (At our house we call them german waffles but the recipe looks the same.)I've never baked them with apples, but since I love topping mine with applesauce I think I would very much enjoy this recipe. Too bad my husband and kids don't like them--whether it serves 12 or 4 that is way more than 1!!! I'll just have to have some girlfriends over!

Erin said...

That sounds like a great idea!!!! Can I be on the invite list?

Kathi said...

That looks delicious!