Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Betty Crocker Cookbook #19: Apple Oven Pancake (pg. 77) - 160117

I had planned to cook Popovers (pg. 76) on Sunday afternoon (I definitely slept in, well and truly, on Sunday, having gotten up rather early on Saturday) but my errand-running on Saturday afternoon had not netted me a popover pan. I trust the internet will be able to supply these extra-tall muffin tins.

This is a variant on Puffy Oven Pancake, prepared with a layer of apple slices and brown sugar on the bottom of the pie plate; the batter is poured over and into this layer and it takes a little longer to bake.

Apple Oven Pancake

My plan while I was making this was to eat 1/2 of it for breakfast on Sunday, and have the remainder Monday. However, I wasn't really full after 1/2, and I ate it all. I can rationalise this (easily, I ain't gotta justify nothin', really) by considering the ingredients - 2 eggs, a little flour, milk, and sugar, and one apple, is about the amount of food I'd have for breakfast, typically.


To have a hope of completing this project in a single year I would need to maintain an average of a little less than two recipes each and every day. Some days and recipe combinations are easier than others, for example the two or more recipes that can be combined to make a solid square meal. However, to keep up that pace requires a greater committment than I can really spare. At the beginning, I was on vacation with Charlie, who provided support and encouragement for that critical launch phase. Now, though, I'm back at work and generating more leftovers than I can eat in each following-day lunch. So, I'm pushing the deadline back to two years. I'm pretty happy with the pace I'm keeping now, a bit ahead of one recipe / day, and this will allow me to relax and enjoy this project rather than feeling pressured to keep cranking out exotic (to me) food.


Charlie Bailey said...

How does this compare to my apple pancake?

TheBrummell said...

Your apple pancake is better, My Love.