Apple Pancake

Apple Pancake

Preparation time 15 mins, plus 30 mins resting plus cooking.
Serves 6.

This is a German-Austrian dish. One of the reasons I got fatter when I lived in Austria! A fun dish to make with kids.


3 large eggs
2 tablespoons sugar
pinch of salt
1 cup milk (can use buttermilk for a different flavour)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup flour
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
juice of 1/2 lemon
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 Granny Smith apples, peeled, quartered and sliced
Icing sugar


Preheat oven to 225C.
Whisk together the eggs, sugar, salt, milk and vanilla.
Add the the baking powder to the flour, mix together and then continue to whisk into the milk mixture until smooth.
Set aside for at least 30 minutes or up to 1 day.
Meanwhile, toss apples in lemon juice. Add brown sugar and cinnamon to coat.
Heat butter in a 9-inch cast iron pan until melted and move around with a spatula so it greases the sides. Add the apples and cook until slightly soft, about 8 to 10 minutes.
Pour the batter over the apples and place the pan in the oven. Bake until the edges are puffy, about 16-18 minutes.(Resist the urge to open the oven. Just turn the light on to check.) Serve directly in the pan (careful not to touch the sides) or slide the pancake onto a cutting board or serving platter. Generously dust with icing sugar. Serves 6.

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