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I created this recipe from my memory of the pancakes my Grandma cooked for us. These are not cake pancakes, but more like a dumpling dough. The one thing I omit is the melted butter she always added into the batter. Sauteeing the apples in butter, and serving the pancakes with butter, in my opinion, is, as Grandma would say, "gut genug!" (good enough!)
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- 1I start with two ten-inch non-stick skillets on my two front burners. This way, the two pancakes are ready at the same time -- and cleanup is very quick for non-stick pans.
- 2Heat 1 tablespoon butter in each pan.
- 3Wash and core apples. Do not peel. Cut in half. Then cut each half into about 8 slices.
- 4Put slices in each pan, arranging them in circle along edge of pan, and fill the center with 3 or 4 slices or as best they fit.
- 5Sprinkle generously with cinnamon and nutmeg.
- 6Allow apples to cook until softened over low to medium heat. They will caramelize a little; just don't let them burn. This takes about 5 to 10 minutes.
- 7Meanwhile, scramble the eggs in medium mixing bowl.
- 8Add flour and salt, stirring in with fork until completely mixed.
- 9Add milk and extracts, stirring until smooth.
- 10Pour batter slowly around the apple slices in the pan, taking care to cover all the spaces between the slices and have a solid pancake. The apples will not be completely covered. I just eyeball the amounts to divide the batter evenly.
- 11Keeping flame low, cook pancake, uncovered, for approximately ten minutes.
- 12When pancake is solid enough to hold together, slide wide nylon spatula under pancake and flip over.
- 13Cook for a few more minutes, checking for a little golden browning on the pancake.
- 14Slide onto plate and top with butter and maple syrup.
- 15FLIPPING PANCAKE: I usually slide the pancake out onto a dinner plate, then take the frying pan and hold it over the plate like a cover in my left hand; then take the plate with my right hand and simultaneously turn the pan back to its upright position with the plate dumping the pancake directly into the pan. I haven't lost one yet! 8-).
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Nutritional Facts for Grandma Schatz Apple Pancakes
Serving Size: 1 (340 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 2
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 404.4
- Calories from Fat 173
- Total Fat 19.2 g
- Saturated Fat 10.3 g
- Cholesterol 250.5 mg
- Sodium 474.5 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 46.3 g
- Dietary Fiber 4.1 g
- Sugars 15.0 g
- Protein 12.0 g