Relish Magazine's Facebook Fan Page and I jumped out of my chair and into the kitchen-- excited to make use of my newest
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....
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!
VERDICT: 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!