Thursday, April 10, 2008

Cinnamon Apple Dutch baby

Let me start off by saying that I totally messed this recipe up. For one I should have gotten the base recipe for a dutch baby out instead of winging it from memory- I remembered the recipe but when it came time to execute there was too much going on to remember every little thing, two I should have just paid more attention. So for your sake read the directions and ignore the pictures. I will say that in spite of me messing up this recipe the girls and I LOVED it and we will be having it again. So good. Diva requested that I put it in her lunch for school tomorrow.

4 tablespoons butter
one apple

1 cup flour
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla
4 eggs
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 teaspoon ground cloves
1/3 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
nutmeg

* NOTE- you CAN fry up the apples, put them in a baking dish that has melted butter and then pour the batter over the top of that and bake it, but I didn't want to wash a pan and a baking dish. So you know. Whatever you want.


Preheat your oven to 425 degrees and pull out your blender.
In a small bowl mix your sugar, all your spices except the salt.







Peel your apple. , if you want. I do because it's easier for Piglet to chew.










Slice it thin.







In an oven safe skillet melt your butter.








When it is melted arrange your apples in the pan. You will soon see that I wasted my time doing this, but anyway just do it.








Sprinkle a little bit of your sugar mixture on the apples. I left the stove on and the apples were still cooking on medium low at this point.







Put the rest of the sugar mixture into the blender.








Add your flour.










Add your milk and vanilla...
NOW as you can see I did NOT add my eggs, please do so now. It is important, especially if you want your apples to be pretty.








Blend it up.






Pour it over you apples...
(note I realized I forgot the eggs, so I put them in and stirred it up)









Yeah, it's not pretty, the apples are now all mixed up in there... but it worked.








Once your pour your complete batter on top of the apples put it in the oven for about 20 minutes. I did 16 minutes. It was cooked through and still a little custard like in the center. If you don't like that cook it longer.






Now it isn't AS poofy as a plain dutch baby, however it DID poof up and then settle once out of the oven. Like I said it was so yummy with a little syrup.
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