Thursday, January 27, 2011

How About a Weekend Brunch?

Well, its the weekend again. You want to know one of my favorite parts about the weekend? It's the lazy mornings. And do you want to know what goes well with lazy mornings? Brunch.

Here is a beautiful brunch recipe. An Oven Pancake, or a German Pancake or a Dutch Baby- whatever you call it, it's yummy! This one has apples, cinnamon, and brown sugar. And its easier than pancakes because you don't have to stand over the stove or griddle while everyone else is enjoying their breakfast.

So I suggest that you try this either Saturday or Sunday or tomorrow if you are like me and your weekends start on Fridays.

Apple Oven Pancake
2 apples (preferably tart)- peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 cup gluten-free self rising baking mix
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
3/4 cup rice milk
3 tablespoons butter

Quick Note: You can also make your own baking mix by adding flour, xanthum gum, and baking powder

Before you begin, set the oven to 425 degrees F.

Now, the first step is peeling and slicing up the apples. Once they are all sliced up mix them with the cinnamon and brown sugar in a medium-sized bowl. Toss it all around until all of the apples are well coated.

Next, take the dish you are going to prep it in (either a medium-small baking dish or a pie plate or a cast-iron skillet) and put 2 tablespoons of butter in it. Now place the dish in the oven while the oven continues to preheat so that the butter melts.

In a separate bowl, mix together the flour and salt, then add in the eggs, milk, and remaining butter.

Take the dish out of the oven (making sure the butter is completely melted) and swirl it around so that the butter is coating the entire bottom of the pan.

Now put the apple and cinnamon sugar mixture into the dish and spread it out evenly. Pour the batter over top and place back into the oven.

Bake for about 25-30 minutes until the pancake is puffed up and golden.

Straight Outta the Oven

Here's the most difficult part- wait to cool a bit before serving. But then comes the best part- slice it up and serve it with syrup, or more fruit, or powdered sugar- pick your poison. This serves about 4 people if you serve it alongside some fresh fruit or some other breakfast side.

They say the color red makes you hungry. Is it working?

Happy Weekend!!! And feel free to share what your cooking this weekend in the comment section.

As for me... I'm heading to Wales tomorrow to explore one of my many homelands (I think ) :)


  1. Oh, goodness. That looks wonderful, Erica! Lazy brunch sounds wonderful to me! For my church, I am cooking fried chicken, creamy mac & cheese, sauteed green beans & Texas Sheet cake! :) Very Southern meal, indeed.

  2. Yum! I am missing good Southern food right now!!