"You're right, but we're not most people and this is what keeps us out of restaurants." And what keeps our friends coming over for dinner. And breakfast.
This was what I was working on: German Apple Pancake.
After a technical mishap ruined our chances of blueberry Belgian waffles this morning, I stepped up. Fortunately, the twins were asleep and we had the time and the ingredients, so why not?
Admitting that you're a Foodie is the first step. Then, giving in to your desire to have something more complicated than scrambled eggs is the next step. So long as you (and anyone you're feeding) are willing to wait for a little longer, you can have fantastic food. And me? I love fantastic food. Don't you?
German Apple Pancake
--Cook's Illustrated New Best Recipe Book
2 large eggs
3/4 cup half-and-half
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp granulated sugar
1/2 cup (2.5 oz) unbleached AP flour
1 tbsp unsalted butter
3 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/4" slices
1/4 cup packed (1.75 oz) light brown sugar
2 tbsp confectioners' sugar
Maple syrup, for serving
- Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 500 degrees. Combine eggs, half-and-half, vanilla, salt, and granulated sugar in a food processor or blender and process about 15 seconds. Add flour and process until mixed and free of lumps, 30 seconds; set batter aside.
- Add butter to a 10" ovenproof skillet and heat over med-high heat until butter foams. Add apples and brown sugar. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the apples begin to turn light brown, about 5 minutes. DContinue to cook over med-high heat, stirring constantly, until the apples are golden brown, 4-5 min.
- Remove pan from heat. Pour batter around edges of pan, then over apples; place pan in oven. Reduce heat to 425 degrees and cook until browned and puffed, 16-17 minutes. With heatproof spatula, loosen pancake edge. Invert onto serving platter, dust with confectioners' sugar, and serve immediately with syrup.
Face it, whipped cream goes with almost everything.
What do you like to make for breakfast for fun?