Both the name and flavor of this dish are a mouthful. But once you get past the pronunciation, you’ll adore the ‘wunderbar’ taste of these Apfelpfannkuchen or Apple Pancakes. Try “app-fell-fan-kooch-en”. And now you know why Germans don’t play Scrabble!
Although Apfelpfannkuchen is technically a dessert, it makes a superb accompaniment to pork chops or pork roast and goes very well with a ham steak.
- 2/3 Cup flour; unbleached, unsifted
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 4 eggs; large, beaten
- 1/2 Cup milk
- 2 Cups apple; slices
- 3/4 Cup butter
- 2 Tablespoons sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- Sift together the flour, 2 Tablespoons sugar, and the salt. Beat eggs and milk together. Gradually add flour mixture; beat until smooth. Saute apples in 1/4 Cups of butter until tender.
- Mix 2 Tablespoons sugar and the cinnamon together; toss with apples.
- Melt 2 Tablespoons butter in a 6-inch diameter, deep frypan. Pour in the batter to a depth of about 1/4-inch.
- When set, place 1/4 of the apples on top; cover with more batter.
- Fry pancake until lightly browned on both sides. Keep warm.
- Repeat the procedure 3 times, until all batter and apples are used.
- Serve immediately.
Serve with whipped cream or ice cream. Try Cinnamon, Vanilla or Rum Raisin flavors.