Sunday, January 24, 2010

Happy 6th Anniversary!

It's our 6th anniversary today! I am blessed to have been given an incredible man who loves God, loves his family, and is still a romantic after all these years! I woke-up this morning to a German baked pancake.... YUM! (See the recipe below!) We'll spend the day together as a family... watch our wedding dvd with the kids for the first time, and then head to Claremont for dinner while the girls stay back with their favorite babysitter. And, did I mention it's a gorgeous sunny day with snow-covered mountains? I am SO blessed!

German Baked Pancake

2 sweet apples, peeled cored and sliced
3 TBS fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
5-6 tablespoons confectioners' sugar, plus sugar for dusting
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt

Preheat an oven to 425 degrees F.

In a bowl, toss together the apple slices, 1 1/2 tablespoons of the lemon juice, the cinnamon, nutmeg and 5-6 tablespoons confectioners' sugar, adjusting the amount of sugar to the tartness of the apples.

Place a heavy, ovenproof 10-12-inch frying pan, preferably cast iron, over medium heat. Add 4 tablespoons of the butter, allow to melt and then add the apple mixture. Sauté until the apples are tender but not misshapen, 4-5 minutes. Remove from the heat.

In a separate pan over low heat, melt the remaining 2 tablespoons butter. Remove from the heat and set aside.

In a bowl, combine the eggs and milk and whisk until well blended. Sift together the flour and salt. Slowly pour the sifted ingredients into the egg mixture, whisking constantly. Add the melted butter and whisk until a smooth batter forms.

Arrange the apple slices around the bottom of the frying pan. Pour the batter evenly over the top. Immediately place in the oven and bake until quite golden and puffed up, about 20 minutes. Turn out the pancake onto a warmed platter, apple side up. Drizzle with the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice and dust with the extra confectioners’ sugar. Serve immediately.


Karen Hyde said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

our delightful life...the story of us said...

I'm so going to make the pancakes!

Happy Anniversary!!!!

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