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Apfel Pfannkuchen Recipe

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Joslyn Aubin
Added: Saturday, September 9, 2006


6 Tbsp butter
3 lbs tart apples, peeled & sliced
2 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
8 eggs
2 and 1/2 cups milk
1 cup flour
4 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
Confectioner's sugar

Melt butter (I use two saute pans at once to get this
part done more quickly) and saute all your apple slices
until slightly browned and soft. Set them aside in a bowl,
sprinkling them with cinnamon sugar as you finish each
batch. When finished, set all the apples aside while you
make the batter.

Beat eggs and mix with milk. Beat. Mix flour and sugar
and salt and add to the wets.

Then heat up a pancake skillet and melt some butter
in it. Pour in enough batter to thinly cover the bottom
of your skillet (think crepes). Then quickly spread a
layer of the fried apples over the first layer of batter,
and then cover the whole messy thing with about a
half a cup of batter. Again, this will be a thin layer and
it's okay that the apples will be sticking up a bit.
Don't worry--this looks dicey and complicated but
it always works out. (If you define working out as
having an awesome tasting breakfast, not as having
a clean kitchen). When the bottom starts to look
brown and solid enough to handle it, flip the whole
thing just like a pancake. If a couple random apples
fly out and stick to the wall, you've done it right.

Serve piping hot sprinkled with confectioner's sugar
(no maple syrup! Nein! Nein!). It helps to pour the
sugar in a fine sieve and then just hold it over the
hot pancake and hit the side of the sieve with your
fork. This part is especially fun for kids and should
not be denied them.

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Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
45 minutes including peeling & slicing
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
At our house, dad is the breakfast
chef extraordinaire. This is just one of an amazing variety of
yummy breakfasts he has made us over the years, but this
has always been one of my favorites. It's an especially good
fall breakfast. I'm pretty sure this is from a cookbook he has,
but I've improved the directions enough that I don't feel
especially guilty about not being able to credit the source.




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