Apr 18, 2010

A Dutch sunday morning breakfast


Inspired by our trip to Aruba, I thought I'd try making Apple Pannenkoeken (Dutch Apple Pancakes with Caramelised Sugar) for breakfast this morning. I'm not a huge pancake fan as I find them quite heavy but I quite like these as they're a thinner pancake, more like a crepe. Recipe below. Found on Almost Bourdain. You can make them with different toppings. In Aruba we had apple and bacon. Very yummy.

Apple Pannenkoeken

• 1 cup (200g) flour
• 1/2 tsp baking powder
• A pinch of salt
• 2 eggs
• 2 apples (I used Granny Smith)
• Lemon juice
• Caster sugar
• Cinnamon sugar
• Butter

Peel and core apples and slice thinly. Turn them in lemon juice so they retain their colour. Combine the flour with the baking powder and salt, and add enough cold water to make a thick batter. Stir in the eggs. Heat a little butter in a skillet and spoon in the batter. Immediately arrange the apples slices like tiles on top of the pancakes. Sprinkle with sugar and cook until the pancake is brown. Using a dinner plate or pot lid, carefully turn the pancake over so that the apples cook and the sugar caramelises. Turn once again sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and serve hot. Makes 2 large or 4 small pancakes.

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