Monday, 3 March 2014

Apple Pancakes

With Shrove Tuesday being just around the corner I decided to make some apple pancakes last night as a "practise run".
Some Scotch Bridget apples for the mix
 I practically grew up on these things as they were quite a regular pudding for us as kids. We loved them and would only stop eating them when the mixture had run out. Sometimes mum would do extra, but somehow we'd still eat the lot!
Really simple to make:

Ingredients
2 eggs
4oz of self raising flour
1 tablespoon of caster sugar
1/4 pint of milk
Knob of butter
2 large cooking apples (or in this case three medium ones)
Mix it all together
Mix the flour, milk, eggs, butter and sugar together into a thick batter. Then peal, core and grate the apples and add to the mix.
Heat a frying pan until it's really hot and then spoon in the mixture to give yourself tea cake sized pancakes (about three to a pan).
Fry them up using only a tiny amount of oil in a non stick pan
Serve with a little golden syrup on top whilst still hot. Or alternatively leave them to go cold and have them in your lunch box the following day!

12 comments:

  1. Looks brilliant Kev. We have gone Omelette mad at the moment. Bought a cheap pan the other week and it makes them so professional. Always thought it was us who couldn't get it right but it was the equipment. Will give your apple pancakes a go. Thanks!

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    1. Omelette is a staple in our house! We've got far too many eggs at the moment so anything to use them up!

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  2. Alex is mad about pancakes. He prefers them sprinkled with sugar and swamped in lemon juice. I will surprise him by adding apples to the next batch.

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    1. That'll get some fruit in him without him realising! Ev will happily eat apple after apple. She'll have one then go and come back with another. If we say no more, then she goes and gets one for us and thinks that the gift of an apple might sway us so she can eat her second one!

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  3. That tradition didn't make it to back woods of Virginia as I have never heard of the day or those pancakes but it looks like a really good thing and I will have to experiment.

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    1. It was to use up food in the house before lent. They do taste pretty good!

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  4. They look as good as mine Kev. I haven't made any for ages as Dad and I are trying to cut down on puddings!

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    1. Nearly as good as yours. somehow they always taste better when someone else has cooked them!

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  5. Next time add some vanilla extract (real, notfake) and some ginger powder. It's hard to add too much. My secret recipe, don't tell anybody but the Hippo!

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    1. I'll add a little next time. anything with vanilla in always tastes good!

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