Dutch baby apple pancake; and a March 2009 maple report from the UP
Here is the Penzey's Apple Pancake recipe...a morph from the Dutch Baby.
1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp salt
2 medium baking apples, peeled and thinly sliced (I used Braeburn apples)
3 Tbs sugar
1/2 tsp ceylon cinnamon
Preheat oven to 400. divide butter between two 9" pie plates and
put them in the oven to melt the butter. Rotate to be sure that butter
covers bottom and sides of pans. Use a 4 cup measuring cup as a
mixing bowl (makes it easy to divide the batter). Beat eggs, flour,
milk and salt on medium speed for 1 minute. Divide the apple slices
between the pans and pour 1/2 of the egg mixture over each pan. Mix
the cinnamin and sugar and sprinkle over the batter. Bake until puffed
and folden brown 20-25 minutes. Serve right away, while still puffy,
with warm syrup.
Serves 4-6 Prep time 10 minutes, baking time 20-25 minutes.
and the report from up north from March 18, 2009:
Over the weekend we put 28 taps in our maple sugar trees. We
collected 8 gallons the first day but the next two nights were not
below freezing. We have only 17 gallons so far. It was cold last
night so the sap should run today. Snowshoes are very necessary as the
snow is "punky". Even with snowshoes we
sometimes break through the crust and one leg goes down 1 foot...makes
for slow going. Hopefully we have a good wide track packed now.