Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Today is a new day...make the most of it!

Cute Puppies
"Every morning is a new beginning,
 a new chance for you to rewrite 
the story of your life."

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Oven Baked Apple Pancake

With fall just around the corner I've got apple picking...and apple recipes on my mind...
This pancake recipe is a bit different in that you are making just one large pancake and baking it  to serve in wedges...it's easy to prepare and perfect for a family breakfast or brunch...delicious!

* adapted from a Gooseberry Patch recipe

1 large apple, cored, peeled and chopped
2 tbsp brown sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
dash of nutmeg
4 eggs
2/3 cups milk
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp butter melted and cooled
2/3 cups flour
icing sugar for dusting
1/4 cup maple syrup (optional)

-preheat oven to 350F
-lightly butter a 10-inch pie plate
-in a small bowl toss together the chopped apple with the brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg and transfer to the pie plate
-bake for  13 minutes, remove from oven and set aside
-turn up oven to 450F
-in a blender mix together eggs, milk, vanilla extract, melted butter and flour until well combined
-pour mixture into pie plate, over the apples and bake for 15 minutes
-allow to cool for a couple of minutes then cut into 8 wedges and serve dusted with icing sugar and maple syrup if using

*serves 4 (2 wedges each), or 8 if you have other food to serve alongside