Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Sunday Brunchtacular Dutch Apple Pancake

Following last week's drool inducing kolaches, I knew it was time to return to my former Sunday tradition of delightful brunches. It's all the fun of going out for Brunch (I realized I think brunch is so important that I capitalized it) without having to take off your sweatpants or miss a minute of football. Sadly, I had to go deprived of mimosas since you can't buy alcohol before noon on a Sunday in Texas (Personally, I think God would want me to have a complete brunch with spectacular bubbly). I've been in the mood for cinnamon and apples lately, so I decided to go with the fancy brunch staple Dutch apple pancake.

Dutch Apple Pancake
Modified from
Servings: 4
Time: 60 minutes

4 eggs
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp granulated sugar
Pinch of salt
1 cup milk
1 tbsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1 granny smith apple, peeled, cored and sliced

If only I had bourbon.

  1. Blend the eggs, flour, baking powder, sugar and salt together in a large bowl. 
  2. Slowly add the milk in while stirring.
  3. Mix in the vanilla, melted butter and nutmeg. Let the batter stand for 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 425 F.
  5. Melt the butter in a 10 inch oven proof skillet. Make sure to brush the sides with butter too.
  6. Combine the sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl. Sprinkle half over the butter.
  7. Line the bottom of the skillet with apple slices then sprinkle the remaining sugar mixture over it. Toss well.
  8. Cook over medium heat until the mixture starts to bubble.
  9. Slowly pour the batter into the skillet.
  10. Bake for 15 minutes. Lower the heat to 375 F and bake for an additional 10 minutes. 
  11. Burn your hand trying to transfer the pancake to a serving platter because you forgot the handle was also in the oven.
  12. Cut into pie slices and serve.
It's the pancake you eat like a pie! (trademark pending)
This brunch gets your carbs and eggs all into one nice appley package.  Pancake is somewhat of a misnomer as this is really more of an eggy consistency with a pancake like outside, but it really doesn't matter when it's this ridiculously tasty. The well-known coupling of cinnamon and nutmeg (not to mention the boat load of butter) go a long way to enhance the flavors of the apple. Next time I whip up this dish, there are two modifications I'd make. I'd cut back on the nutmeg a little since some bites had a little too heavy of a nutmeg taste. Also, I'd make sure our apartment was stocked with the constant supply of bourbon we're supposed to have so I could make it even more incredibly edible with an apple play on bananas foster.
There may have been some issues transferring it to another plate.
What are some of your go to brunches?

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