Tis the season for apples!.....If you don't harvest them off the tree, they'll start falling one by one...but we still use some of it. Just chop off the bruise bits and use it for cooking. So, let's make apple pancake!
Grate the apples into a bowl.
I measure a cup of flour, mine's a big cup, not a standard measuring cup, for it's a large cup that we also use for hot drink ...more like a soup bowl really.
Throw all ingredients in together with the grated apples: Flour, sugar, a bit of salt, bicarbonate of soda (as I don't have baking powder, but I think this works better...some sort of chemistry that creates holes in pancake to aid cooking process ??)
Then crack in the eggs..and add some liquid like: milk or yogurt to make up a cup full..yes, I have to use that same cup we used for flour earlier on.
Mix it all in...oppps...perhaps I could add some cinnamon powder.
Here goes... cause cinnamon smells good and it goes well with apples...
Sorry I can't take good photo of cooking food. Just to show you how I drop a ladle full of the mixture into the pan with very little oil. Once you see the mixture popping bubbles like the above photo, you can flip it to cook the other side for a minute more.
Here's the cooked apple pancake. The apple gave it a nice moist texture. You can sprinkle icing sugar on top...but I didn't, as it's sweet enough for me...afterall, we don't have any icing sugar...as you know by now...we just don't have everything in this house...somethings just doesn't bother us much.
There were three pancakes on my plate...but now you see there's just 1.5 left...yes, it was good! and it didn't took me long to clear up my plate so I can continue on enjoying the nice blue flower printed on the plate.
Here's the recipe to follow should you want to enjoy some apple pancake. I'm sure you can alter some ingredients to suit you better, like I did.
Apple PancakesAdapted from Joan Nathan
1 1/2 cups of milk or yogurt
2 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
3 medium apples, peeled and coarsely grated
Vegetable oil, for fryingConfectioner’s sugar, for dusting
1. Mix the eggs with the milk or yogurt in a large bowl.
2. In a smaller bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar together.
3. Combine the wet and the dry ingredients and stir in the apples and whatever other flavorings you see fit.
4. Heat a thin layer of oil in a skillet over low to medium heat. Drop large spoonful of batter into the pan and cook until golden brown underneath. Flip the pancakes and cook them for an additional two or three minutes.
5. Either dust with powdered sugar and serve immediately.