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October 11, 2014 / mintcustard

An apple pancake breakfast.

Apple pancakes.

Apple pancakes.

When I was little my dad used to make the best apple fritters. They were usually cooked in bacon drippings and sausage fat and sat alongside a full English as a curious accompanyment. He used a simple milk and flour batter, and they were designed tokeep you full up until lunch.

My fruit bowl is full of little apples, I looked at them wondering what to do and they friters popped back into my memory out of nowhere. I really didn’t fancy a full English to go with but a lighter version of the fritters would go down a treat. I decided to use a version of a waffle batter. I wanted to be able to cook the apple through slowly and soften but I still wanted the pancake shell to be crisp and soufleed too.

Here is how I did it. (makes pancakes with 4 large or 8 small eating apples)


125g plain flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

10g caster sugar

240ml milk

1 egg

1 tbsp oil

pinch of salt

Oil and butter to fry

1 large or two small apples per person

icing sugar ond or cinnamon to dust

How to..

  • Sift the flour, salt  and baking powder into a bowl.
  • Make a well in the centre of the ingredients. Break in the egg, pour in the milk and oil.
  • Whisk together until just combined. Don’t be too fierce as the pancakes will become heavy.
  • Peal and core your apples. Cut each apple into 1cm thick rings.
peeled and cored apples.

peeled and cored apples.

  • Place the apple rings into the batter.
  • Heat your large frying pan or pancake pan.
  • Add a splash of oil and a small knob of butter to the pan.
Get the butter nice and hot.

Get the butter nice and hot.

  • Lay the battered apple rings into the pan and turn down the heat to medium as you want the apple to cook and soften whilst the batter becomes a golden brown. This takes 1 to 2 minutes
Once in the pan, low and slow!

Once in the pan, low and slow!

  • Turn over and cook on the other side, again for 1 to 2 minutes.

Serve these apple pancakes with a little icing sugar. Bacon and sausages are an optional extra.


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  1. Rachel Radiostar / Oct 12 2014 6:30 am

    These look yummy and I think I might make them for pudding tonight!

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