Unless I’m looking for something in particular, it’s not very often that I see a recipe online and make it almost immediately. That was the case however with this recipe. I was looking through the other posts in the Secret Recipe Club last week and came across this recipe for a puffy oven apple pancake on The Bitchin’ Kitchin’. It was easy to make. It had apples in and I had just been given a bag of apples from a friend. It also had warm spices in, cinnamon and nutmeg. I love spiced cooked apples but my husband is not so keen on them. This might usually be a problem if I was going to make a dessert for both of us. After a couple of fruit desserts he seems to think he deserves a chocolate one! The reason it was not a problem was this one sentence,
“This is not a heavy meal, which I love because that means I can eat all of it by myself and not feel too guilty.”
Suddenly the possibility of eating it all by myself had been raised and there was nothing to stop me making this for my lunch! Of course, it could easily serve 4 people and even for two people it would provide generous portions. I changed a couple of things. I love cinnamon so much but I discovered I’d run out and so I used mixed spice instead, which contains cinnamon so I still got that lovely cinnamon flavour as well as the other spices. I’d never made a sweet baked pancake before but it was just like a toad-in-the-hole with a sweet caramelly filling. You can see some of the caramel on the top of the pancake. Delicious!
Ingredients – serves up to 4 people
75g plain flour
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp mixed spice
1 tbsp butter
How to Make Oven-Baked Apple Pancake
1. Put the butter in the bottom of an oven-proof dish. Put it in the oven until it melts.
2. While the dish is in the oven, peel, core and chop the apple. Also whisk the egg. Then add the flour and milk and whisk again until it is just combined.
3. Take the dish out of the oven and tilt it so that the butter coats the sides. Sprinkle the sugar and mixed spice evenly over the bottom of the pan. Scatter the apple on top and pour the pancake mixture over the top.
4. Return to the oven at approximately 200C and bake for half an hour until the pancake has set.
5. Serve immediately with ice cream.
I am linking this to Food of the Month Club, hosted by Leslie of La Cocina de Leslie. The food this month is apples. I am also linking to Alpha Bakes, hosted this month by Caroline Makes, alternately with The More Than Occasional Baker. This month the letter is P.