It feels like forever since I have written but it has only been a week. After all the madness that is Halloween we decided to take some time off and head up to the cottage.
Despite the rain and cold weather we had a great time. There is just something about that place that makes everyone incredibly happy.
The kids got along really well. Not a single fight or grumpy word, just lots of cuddles and laughter.
Chris and I were so relaxed. At night we sat by the fire sipping red wine and in the morning we sat by the fire and read while drinking tea. It doesn’t get any better.
Then we came home
Reality hit hard. As soon as we walked through the door I immediately felt tired and stressed. See ya later post vacation glow.
We found ourselves in the same old routine. The kids go to bed and we become fixtures on the couch watching the Food Network.
I am not a huge fan of Diners Drive Ins and Dives, mainly because I get super hungry while watching the show. This time was no exception.
I was starting the drift off when a segment started about a German dish called Pannekoeken. It sounded like an apple pie pancake. I knew immediately that I was going to make it for breakfast the next morning.
I am going to apologize now for the picture quality. It was early in the morning and I hadn’t eaten yet.
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 Granny smith apple, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 4 tablespoons cold butter
- Powdered sugar, for serving
- Whipped cream, for serving
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Meanwhile, prepare the batter. Mix the milk, vanilla and eggs in a bowl. Add the flour, granulated sugar and salt and whisk lightly (some lumps are ok but not too many).
Increase the heat under the apples to medium and add the brown sugar and butter. Cook until a syrup forms, about 3 minutes, then add the batter all at once to the center of the pan. Swirl the apple syrup mix through the batter, using a heatproof spatula, to form ribbons (you do not want to fully combine the apple-sugar syrup into the batter). Cook until small bubbles form around the edge.
Finish cooking the pannekoeken in the oven, 12 minutes.
To serve, invert a 12-inch plate over the pan and flip the pan to turn out the pannekoeken. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, top with whipped cream and enjoy!
Recipe courtesy Maria Bayer, Magnolia Pancake Haus
The only changes I made were with the apples and milk. I used two gala apples instead of Granny Smith because that is what I had. I also used 1% milk instead of whole milk. It still turned out amazing!
Callum was not into it at first but when he saw how much Sofie liked it he got on board.
He now wants it for breakfast every day.
As you can see Sofie is clearly a fan.
It doesn’t take long to make. Maybe 30 minutes including prep time.
I will definitely be making this again!