Sunday, October 10, 2010

Apple Puff-Up Pancake (Dutch Baby) ....and a new gadget

My name is Debby, and I am a kitchen gadget-holic.   I am now the proud new owner of my newest kitchen gadget:

I found this apple peeler, corer slicer at Bed Bath & Beyond. After a coupon, I paid less than $15.00 for it. I love it!  I've been busily making apple crisps, sauteed apples over ice cream and I have to say that this gadget is going to be used a lot!  This morning, I saw this recipe posted on Relish Magazine's Facebook Fan Page and I jumped out of my chair and into the kitchen-- excited to make use of my newest toy kitchen tool.  This dish took, literally, 15 minutes to prepare.  I preheated the oven to 450F and then grabbed one Granny Smith Apple...

Faster than you can "apple pie", I had perfectly sliced apples. Nice!

In a 10" cast-iron skillet (one of my favorite kitchen tools), I added 2 Tablespoons of buttah on medium heat. the apples are cooked on each side for 3-4 minutes each. Next, I add 1/4 cup brown sugar and some cinnamon and then I added another "secret ingredient" of my own.

Boiled Cider... purchased online from my future dream employer... King Arthur Flour. This is liquid gold, and I am going to buy more.  This product should be a staple for anyone who loves apples. I am not being paid to praise this product. It simply deserves praise. (So do I, come to think of it!)

While the apples were cooking, I mixed flour, milk (2%), three room temperature eggs and vanilla.  I whisked it, until smooth and set it aside. The apples are ready...

Yum!  Remove the apples from the heat....

Pour the batter over the apple mixture. (At this point, I realized I forgot to add the cinnamon. On a whim, I sprinkled the cinnamon over the batter and crossed my fingers.)  Bake at 450F for about 20 minutes, or until golden brown.

Nice and puffy (the cinnamon looks like freckles, but at least it's there).

... a squeeze of fresh lemon juice (from our Myer lemon tree) is a "must". Trust me.

... a shower of powdered sugar...

Breakfast is ready in less than 30 minutes!  The pancake will begin to shrink, by the way. Serve nice and hot!

TASTING NOTES:  The apples are not too sweet and the boiled cider really makes the flavor buds pop.  The pancake has a custard-like texture and the lemon juice gives a perfect brightness to this dish.   Next time, I'll remember to add the cinnamon into the apple mixture.  I might double the apples, too. This is a hit and I intend to make this more often.  You could definitely have some fun by adding raisins, in desired (and we love them) and even a scoop of vanilla to serve this as a dessert.  

The printable recipe for this dish is at the very bottom of this post.  

Craig and I are off to Palm Springs, and I have scheduled this recipe to post as we are headed 8 hours south of our home.  For those of you who are experiencing chilly Fall temps, I might want to join you. According to the internet, we have 90 degree temps in store for us. I've packed sunblock, bathing suits, a few favorite kitchen tools (gotta have 'em) to use in our condo.  I'll post pictures of us grilling and sipping cocktails. There will not, however, be photos of me in a bikini.  Not gonna happen... just use your imagination. Then again...maybe not!

I always post a printable recipe card at the end of each recipe post. If you cannot view it, you might be using an older version of InternetExplorer. You should be able to view my recipe cards with Safari, Mozilla, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. If you still can't view the recipe card, all of my recipes are stored on Key Ingredient, by clicking here.  If you still can't figure out how to view the printable recipe card, please email me at foodiewife@gmail.com and I am happy to help.

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25 comments:

theUngourmet said...

I love your new peeler. How fun! Your Dutch Baby looks fantastic! I haven't made one in years. I need to fix that! :)

Healthy and Homemade said...

What a cool gadget! That would be so fun to own ^_^

bellini valli said...

I love that gadget since it slices the apples too> It will be my new best friend.

Cathy said...

I love kitchen gadgets too and am happy to know you liked your apple peeler. Your German pancake looks so delicious and I'm considering changing our dinner entree to pancakes. I'm very curious about the boiled cider. I think it's something I need to check out.

Joanne said...

I have to admit, I didn't really read the title of this recipe before I delved in and I totally thought you were making pie the whole time.

This looks fantastic though and I was so pleasantly surprised when I got to the end. I need that gadget in my life.

Debinhawaii said...

A very fun new gadget and the Dutch Baby looks delicious--I haven't had one in ages. Have a fun trip!
;-)

My Carolina Kitchen said...

I adore the Dutch Baby, although I call it a Bismark (from the Silver Palate Cookbook). Your new kitchen tool is cool. How fabulous that is slices the apples too.
Sam

Mary said...

I hope your getaway is fantastic. I loved your recipe today. I do a similar pancake for the holidays and I think I like yours better than my own. Have a great time. Blessings...Mary

Jane @ Sweet Basil Kitchen said...

Hi Debbie ~ I have an award to share with you! I have followed your blog and love each recipe and photo! Please stop by my blog when you're able =)

Kay Heritage said...

I love gadgets, too! Looks like many happy apple recipes to come!

Paula said...

Debby, I'm addicted to small kitchen appliances. Can I come to your meetings? I do not have one of these peelers but think I might be missing out.

Carole said...

Come sit by me on the gadgetaholic bench. ;-) Hmm, boiled cider--I need to add it to my shopping list at KAF.

Donna-FFW said...

Gotta love those 20% bed bath beyond coupons. I hoard them!

This looks fabulous! Boiled cider.. what a find! King arthur would be blessed to have ya!

Velva said...

Holy cow! Love the new peeler. Absolutely love the apple puff-Dutch baby. Makes my heart stop.

Patti (aka Mint) said...

I have been wanting one of these for the longest time but keep telling myself I can do without. (we buy bushels of apples in the fall and I make a lot of sauce and pie filling)Well...After reading your post I remembered I had a coupon for BBB..any guesses as to what I went and bought today? ;) OMGosh, why did I wait so long! This is the slickest gadget ever! I'm going to make your Apple Puff Pancake tonight for dessert. Thanks for the great recipe and for inspiration to finally buy a new gadget! :)

bella (roz) said...

Debby, I have been pining for an apple peeler gadget for a few summers now, never knowing whether or not they work or are worth it. You've got me convinced now. Plus, I've never heard of Relish and so will have to check it out. I'm a super big fan of King Arthur too!

Monica H said...

ha! you're so funny! This looks yummy. I lovepuffed pancakes with lemon and powdered sugar.

I was just looking into an apple slicer for a gift but I didn't think to look at BBB. Glad it works well!

Have a great time Debby, you deserve it! Can't wait to see your pictures.

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

I remember when I got a corer-slicer, it felt like magic! Within seconds, the apples were prepped. The Dutch Baby looks gorgeous!

Kristen said...

I love Puffed Pancake - I make mine with peaches sometimes, it's yummy too

Delishhh said...

Love that old apple peeler. A am a huge fan of apple anything and this is my favorite category. Nice blog!

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

I love a good Dutch Baby! They're so easy and so satisfying. I think it's great to make them with apples too.

I have one of those apple peelers. They do make apples pies so much less of a chore!

Try a little nutmeg in your pancake the next time. I find it's really magic against the lemon and sugar.

Ingrid said...

lol, my name is Ingrid I have an addiction to kitchen "stuff" too! :)

For the past two months I've been making dutch babies every Saturday for my guys. I've served it with sauted apples but never baked it with apples. Very interesting....I'll have to try that tomorrow.
~ingrid

Emily Z said...

Okay, I am going to Bed Bath and Beyond ASAP! I used one of those peelers for the first time at a friend's when we were making apple crisps together and loved it! I want one of my own!

Carla and Michael said...

Don't you just love getting their coupons in the mail. It feels like a christmas present was just delivered when I see them. Lovely pancake. I'll have to try one soon.

Sam Hoffer @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

We love Dutch Babies. I bet the apple cider was really good in it. I've about given up on gadgets - no space for them - but yours sure looks like it did a nice job with the apple.
Sam