Hello! It’s Pancake Day - Yay! I was so excited and had been thinking a lot about which recipe to post. I had contemplated various scenarios and recipe variations until I decided to stick to what I know, and that's German Food.
Pancake Day does not really exist in Germany. Instead we have a week-long celebration of “Fasching” our version of a Carnival. From what I can remember it is fun; you get dressed up; you go out drinking and there are various parades where people throw candy at you. To be honest it been a long time since I was in Germany during this period. Writing this I am determined to try to make an effort to be there next year and take Dave with me so he can experience it as well.
I have to apologise to you about the quality of this photo! Determined to improve my food photography I spent hours trying to take a picture in manual mode and by the time I realised that the picture looked nothing like I wanted it to, Dave had eaten the pancake!
I hope you enjoy this Apple Pancake recipe. For me apple and pancakes go hand in hand. My mother would often serve us pancakes with homemade apple sauce and I sometimes chop in fresh apples into my pancake mixture with some cinnamon.
The German Apple Pancake is thicker than other pancakes and is meant to feed 2-4. (You cut it like a cake) I have to admit that turning the apple pancake at first was a bit of a challenge. The caramelized apples make the dough heavier, but if you place a plate on top of the pan before turning it you should have no problems.
German Caramelised Apple Pancake
- 250 ml milk
- 160 gr flour
- 1 egg
- 2 sour apples Braeburn work well
- 2 tsp brown sugar
- 2 tsp butter
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- Peel the apples, core them and cut into thin slices
- Heat the butter in the frying pan and add the sugar and cinnamon
- Add the apples and fry them in the mixture until the sugar has caramelised
- In the meantime whisk the milk, flour and egg to a pancake though. My tip to get rid of the lumps add a little sparking water- and they will disappear.
- Pour enough mixture into the pan to cover the apples.
- Place a lid (or a plate if you do not have one) over the frying pan and cook the pancake at a low heat for 3-4 minutes.)
- You will know its ready when you can see the pancake move in the pan when you shake it.
- To turn the pancake place a plate over the pan and turn it round and then slide the pancake back into the pan.
- To serve slice into four pieces