This week we are talking apples as we are starting to pick them off the trees at home. We have a couple of older varieties on the farm, I think they are more cooking apples as they are quite tart, but they seem to cook up well.
We are going to juice them and put the juice into the freezer for winter. But you can bottle them, stew them or just turn them into an apple sauce for a crispy pork Sunday roast.
This weeks recipe is one of my Mum’s, well the pancake recipe is anyway. Dutch pancakes are super thin and really big. Pancake night was a great night when I was a boy. Mum would make 3 different types all from the same batter mix. Bacon, apple, and the classic – lemon and caster sugar.
Even better , she would make a couple of extras and I would have them in my lunch-box the next day!
Grilled apple pancakes with a hot salted honey
1 cup plain flour
Pinch of salt
3/4 cup trim milk
2 tbsp oil for frying
4 apples, peeled cored and sliced across the center
Sift flour and combine with the sugar and salt. Add egg and gradually whisk in the milk. Stand in the fridge for at least an hour.
Heat a little oil in a large frying pan and lay 2 slices of apple down and cook for 2 minutes a low heat either side until golden. Pour in the pancake mix in batches over the apple (1/4 cup of mix makes one pancake) after 2 minutes turn and cook for a further 2 minutes
Stack up onto a plate and drizzle with a little salted honey
Hot salted Honey
3 tbsp honey
Pinch of sea salt
Place the ingredient into a small pot and bring to a simmer. Serve hot over your apple pancakes!