Apple Puff PancakeTuesday, 31 May 2011 by Lydia Parafianowicz
As a child, puff pancakes were a Sunday morning staple in my house. The aroma of the baking apples and cinnamon is oh so sweet as it fills the air. Top it off with some maple syrup and icing sugar for an extra special treat. The recipe is especially perfect when cooking brunch for a crowd!
1/2 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter
3 apples - peeled, cored and sliced
3 tablespoons brown sugar
Preheat the oven to 425 F (220 C).
In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to blend eggs, milk and vanilla. Add flour, sugar, salt and cinnamon; mix just until blended. Set aside.
Slice the apples and put in a dish. Coat with brown sugar and a splash of cinnamon.
Melt butter in a 9x9 inch square pan (I used a larger baking dish in the photos here). Pour the batter into the dish and gently place sliced apples on top, arranged neatly in rows or in a circular pattern (if using a circular baking dish).
Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until puffed and lightly browned.
Lydia Parafianowicz is the editor-in-chief of the BE Magazine, a production of luxury handbag label Belen Echandia, which specializes in luxe leather goods.