Are you ready to take your breakfast game to the next level? Look no further than my Big Apple Pancake for Two recipe! This dish is perfect for those special mornings when you want to impress a loved one or treat yourself to something indulgent.
This recipe is inspired by classic Dutch Baby pancakes, but with a sweet twist. Instead of the usual batter, we’re topping a big pancake with slices of fresh, juicy apples that are baked in the oven until golden and caramelized. It’s like having apple pie for breakfast, only more delicious and nutritious – there’s no added sugar, just the natural sweetness of the fruit!
If you’re not familiar with Dutch Babies, don’t worry – they’re easy to make and guaranteed to impress. You’ll need just a few basic ingredients, most of which you likely already have on hand, and a cast iron skillet or oven-proof pan. The end result is an impressive-looking pancake that puffs up in the center and turns crispy on the edges.
So why settle for boring old pancakes when you can surprise your taste buds and impress your breakfast guests with this Big Apple Pancake? Follow my simple steps and let me guide you through the process – soon enough, you’ll be flipping giant pancakes like a pro!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Are you looking for a breakfast that is both delicious and easy to make? Look no further than the Big Apple Pancake for Two! This recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser, whether you’re serving family or guests.
First of all, this pancake is made with fresh, sweet apples, giving it a seasonal twist that will add warmth to any morning. The combination of tart golden delicious apples and sweet gala apples creates a dynamic flavor profile that will make every bite a delight.
In addition to being tasty, this pancake is also incredibly simple to put together. You won’t need to spend hours fussing over batters or multiple pans; everything can be mixed up in one bowl and poured into a cast iron skillet. Plus, it takes only 20-25 minutes from start to finish, so you can whip it up even on busy mornings.
Finally, the Big Apple Pancake for Two is extremely versatile. You can easily substitute other fruits or berries for the apples, or experiment with different types of flour or milk depending on your dietary needs.
Overall, the Big Apple Pancake for Two is an easy and delicious recipe that is perfect for breakfast, brunch or even dessert. Once you’ve tried it, you’ll see why it’s become a staple in my recipe book – and I know it will become one in yours too!
Before preparing a Big Apple Pancake for Two, let me tell you that the ingredients are simple, readily available, and inexpensive. My recipe uses eggs, all-purpose flour, milk, sugar, unsalted butter and two large sweet apples. You will also require salt, baking powder, and vanilla to enhance the flavor. Here is the list of ingredients in detail, along with some variations and substitutions that you can use if needed.
The Recipe How-To
What’s a better way to start your morning than with a warm and fluffy Big Apple Pancake for Two? This recipe is the perfect breakfast-in-bed or brunch treat for you and your loved one. The best part is it requires minimal preparation, so you can whip this up even on weekdays.
Before we begin, let’s gather our ingredients:
– 1 large sweet apple, peeled and cored, cut into ¼ inch wedges
– 2 tbsp unsalted butter
– ½ cup all-purpose flour
– 1/2 tsp baking powder
– Pinch of salt
– 2 large eggs
– 1/2 cup whole milk
– 2 tbsp granulated sugar
– 1 tsp vanilla extract
– Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla extract and salt.
- Mix in flour until batter is smooth.
- In a 10-inch cast iron skillet over medium heat, melt the butter.
- Add apple wedges in the pan and stir for about 2 minutes until they turn golden brown.
- Pour the batter into the skillet and evenly distribute the apples on top.
- Transfer skillet to preheated oven and bake for about 15 minutes until golden brown and puffy.
- Remove from oven, dust with confectioners’ sugar , cut into slices or wedges and serve immediately.
Tips to consider
Here are some tips for achieving the perfect Big Apple Pancake:
- Cut apples thinly and consistently so they cook evenly in the pan.
- Ensure that your batter has no lumps for an even texture in your pancake.
- Use a cast iron skillet to achieve a crispy outer layer on your pancake.
- The key to getting it light and puffy is keeping the pan hot when pouring in the batter
- For added flavor, consider adding cinnamon or nutmeg to your batter
If you’re looking to shake things up, try out these recipe variations:
- Substituting sweet apples with tart ones such as Granny Smith for a tangier flavor.
- Adding nuts like pecans or walnuts to bring some crunchiness to your pancake.
Bring something new to the breakfast table with this simple yet delicious big apple pancake recipe!
Substitutions and Variations
It’s always fun to play around with a recipe and make it your own. With this Big Apple Pancake for Two recipe, there are a few different substitutions and variations you can try to mix things up.
If you don’t have sweet apples on hand or simply prefer something else, you can try using Gala apples instead of Golden Delicious apples. These will still provide the sweetness needed to balance out the buttery, pancake batter.
Another substitution you can make is using a different type of milk. While whole milk works best for this recipe, you can use low-fat milk if that’s what you have in your fridge. Just keep in mind that the texture and richness of the pancake may not be exactly the same.
For those looking to switch up the flavors a bit, consider adding some cinnamon or nutmeg to the batter for a warm, cozy flavor profile. You could also sprinkle some cinnamon sugar on top of the pancake before serving.
If you’re feeling especially decadent, consider adding some chopped pecans or walnuts to the batter for some added crunch and nuttiness. Or, if you want to indulge even further, top your pancake with a dollop of whipped cream and a drizzle of maple syrup instead of just dusting it with confectioners’ sugar.
No matter what substitutions or variations you choose to make with this Big Apple Pancake recipe, just remember: experimentation is key in the kitchen!
Serving and Pairing
You’ve just pulled a magnificent Big Apple Pancake for two from the oven, golden and puffed, with a flavor that calls to mind everything you love about autumn in one dish. The aroma alone is bound to wake up anyone’s appetite. What next? You can serve this heavenly breakfast straight out of the skillet, or turn it out onto a medium-sized platter for a bit more drama. Then, generously dust the pancake with confectioners’ sugar and cut it into two or four wedges, depending on how much you like to indulge.
This pancake needs no accompaniment, but who are we kidding? A generous maple syrup drizzle adds a sweet richness that is both cozy and indulgent – exactly what this pancake was made for. Plus, it adds an extra layer of autumnal warmth, which will hit the spot on a chilly morning.
Of course, fresh fruit works well too, especially sliced berries or peaches in summer. But since we’re already talking about fall flavors and apples, why not go all out and make it apple on apple dream come true? Cut some extra sweet apples into thin slices or small pieces, sprinkle them over the top of your pancake slices and enjoy every delicious bite.
As for drinks, you cannot go wrong with coffee or tea to complement the sweet flavor of your Big Apple Pancake for two. Black coffee pairs perfectly to balance off the sweet confectioners’ sugar taste from the pancake. If going for tea, Chamomile provides an excellent complement as its lightness balances out the robust weighty texture of the pancakes while accentuating the subtle sweetness of the dish.
Now that you know how to serve this dish flawlessly let’s get started on baking some Big Apple Pancakes!
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
When it comes to making-ahead a Big Apple Pancake for Two, there are a few things to consider. The best way to approach this is by making the batter ahead of time, rather than the entire recipe. Make the batter as directed in the recipe and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. This can save you time in the morning and still give you fresh pancakes.
Storing leftover Big Apple Pancake for Two is easy too, but you’ll want to ensure that it’s stored properly. After allowing it to cool, wrap it tightly with some plastic wrap and keep it in an airtight container or resealable bag at room temperature for up to two days. If you need to store it longer, then you may freeze it for up to one month.
Reheating pancakes can leave them soggy and unappetizing, but fear not! There’s a method that will bring back their crispy exterior and fluffy interior. To reheat, place your pancake in the oven set at 350°F (175°C) for about 5-7 minutes on a baking sheet until they’re heated through.
It’s essential to note that because of its fluffy nature, this pancake might lose some crispness when reheated, resulting in a more cake-like texture.
But do not worry; You can always serve these warm pancakes with some melted butter or syrup, which will add some savory flavors and texture to the reheated pancake.
Tips for Perfect Results
If you’re like me, you want your Big Apple Pancake to be just as magnificent as the one prepared at the Original Pancake House or even better. Here are a few tips to ensure that your pancake turns out perfectly:
Firstly, use a cast iron skillet because it helps to create beautiful golden crust while also being safe to use in the oven.
Secondly, make sure your apples are not overripe. If your apples are too soft, they will turn out mushy in the pancake. You want firm apples that will become tender during baking.
Thirdly, whisk together the flour, milk, eggs, sugar, and salt until just combined before you add in the butter. This will ensure that your ingredients are mixed thoroughly for a smooth batter.
Fourthly, don’t forget to let the batter rest for 10-15 minutes before pouring it into the pan. This allows time for the baking powder to activate which results in fluffy pancakes.
Next up; know your oven! Some ovens run hotter or cooler than others so make sure you preheat it at least 10 minutes before baking to achieve an accurate temperature.
Another vital tip is to put a baking sheet underneath your skillet while it bakes. It catches any drips or spills from handling the hot pan during flipping.
Lastly, avoid opening the oven door while the pancake is baking because this will cause fluctuations in temperature and can cause your pancake to sink or bake unevenly.
Follow these tips and you’ll be able to enjoy a delicious Big Apple Pancake at home all year round!
Now that you have all the tools to make a delicious Big Apple Pancake for Two, it’s time to get cooking! Don’t underestimate the power of this dish – it has the ability to change your whole outlook on breakfast. The beauty of this recipe is that it can be customized to fit your preferences and taste buds. Whether you want to substitute the sweet apples for a different fruit or add a dash of cinnamon, the possibilities are endless.
So why not step out of your comfort zone and try something new? Indulge in the sweet, buttery flavors of this indulgent apple pancake that will tantalize your taste buds and leave a lasting impression. You’ll love how simple it is to make – it’s perfect for busy mornings or lazy weekends when you want to take your time savoring each and every bite.
And if you’re feeling adventurous, try experimenting with other pancake recipes like German Apple Cinnamon Pancakes or Dutch Baby. Who knows? You might even discover a new favorite breakfast dish.
So go ahead and whip up a batch of Big Apple Pancakes for Two, grab your favorite cup of coffee, and enjoy an unforgettable breakfast that will start your day off on the right foot. I guarantee you won’t regret it!
Big Apple Pancake for Two Recipe
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 1 large sweet apples, such as gala peeled, cored, and cut into 1/4-inch-wide wedges or 1 large golden delicious apple, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/4-inch-wide wedges
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 4 large eggs
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- confectioners' sugar, for dusting
- You will need a high temp oven proof shillet for this.
- Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 450°F
- Melt butter in skillet over moderate heat, then transfer 2 tablespoons to a blender. Add apple wedges to skillet and cook, turning over once, until beginning to soften, 3 to 5 minutes.
- While apple is cooking, add milk, flour, eggs, granulated sugar, vanilla, and salt to butter in blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour batter over apple and transfer skillet to oven. Bake until pancake is puffed and golden, about 15 minutes. Dust with confectioners sugar and serve immediately.
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