Egg Tuesday – Grandma would be proud
As a national spokesperson for the Incredible Egg and America’s Egg Farmers I blog about the magic of eggs every Tuesday.
Today I woke up feeling the full warmth of the holidays. I was hungry. I thought of my Grandma’s famous puffy pancake and got inspired. It is a version of a popover. Turn the oven to 400. Put 2 TB of butter, 1 cubed green apple (skin on or off) and 2 TB of brown sugar in a baking dish. Place it in the hot oven. After five minutes the butter and brown sugar are melted and you already start to smell the nuttiness of the butter and the perfume of the apple. While that is in the oven you can make the quick batter. In a bowl mix three eggs, ½ C flour, ½ C of milk and a pinch of salt. Whisk to combine.
Carefully take the hot dish out of the oven and pour the batter on top of the brown butter/apple mixture. Place the dish back in the oven and cook for 12 minutes. Watch the pancake rise in the oven. The apple cubes become golden, soft and sweet and perch themselves on the peaks of the pancake mountains. A drizzle of your favorite syrup and you are ready for a tasty start to the day. I think Grandma would be proud!
Other tasty options:
1. You can use chopped pears, bananas, mango or any fruit you like.
2. Simmer your favorite syrup with some finely chopped ginger or ground ginger.
3. Great for dessert as well.
4. Do the same thing but in a muffin pan for individual breakfast “soufflés”.
Feed the hungry by my making a pledge (no cost) to do good and eat good every day. The American Egg Farmers are donating up to one million eggs to feed the hungry.
Eat well, Enjoy life, Be happy