I was craving something sweet the other day and this is what came out of the whole desire for a dessert. A super easy to do apple pancake. I really don’t know if it’s an actual pancake or not, but I’ll just call it that way because I used a pan to cook it.
I don’t know if you know this, but I’m not really good with the whole baking and making desserts thing, I’m actually a bit afraid of the concept, because you need to be really careful with the amounts and times and to be honest that’s just not me. I like to add a little bit of this and a little bit of that and with desserts, that’s not always a good thing to do.
But, I have to say I’ve enjoyed this recipe A LOT! I don’t know why, but tossing the apples while cooking them, seeing how they caramelize and how they spread an amazingly mouth-watering smell all over the house was just a joy. Then watching the batter growing in the oven and taking that brown beautiful color. Just lovely.
What about the taste I hear you say? Oh, it was all there! Like Graham Elliot would say: “it’s like sex in your mouth”. Believe me, you’ve got to try it!
- 50 g of butter
- 3 apples, peeled, cored and sliced
- 3 tablespoons of brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
- 3 large eggs
- ½ cup of milk
- 2 tablespoons of flour
- ¼ teaspoon of baking powder
- powdered sugar for dusting
- Preheat your oven at 190ºC / 375ºF. In a small bowl combine the brown sugar and the cinnamon.
- Take a large bowl and whisk together the eggs and the milk. In another bowl mix together the flour and the baking powder. Gently whisk the powdered mixture into the egg/milk mixture. This will form the batter for the pancake.
- In a skillet or an oven proof pan, melt the butter, then add the apple slices and 1 tablespoon of the brown sugar/cinnamon mixture and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes, until soft, stirring or tossing frequently.
- When the apples are nice and soft and just a bit caramelized pour the batter over them and sprinkle the remaining brown sugar on top.
- Transfer the skillet/pan into the oven and bake until it puffs up, about 20 minutes. Keep an eye on it though so it doesn't burn.
- After you get the pancake out of the oven dust it with powdered sugar and let it cool for 5 minutes, then serve.